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Comedian and actor Kevin Pollack starred opposite Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men. Other memorable roles followed.
Kevin Pollak talks about his parents and their professions.
Kevin Pollak discusses the nature of comedy.
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Still, for all his acting work, Pollak, who's somewhat of a legend in Hollywood for his impersonations of A-list types like William Shatner, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken, Walter Matthau and Robert De Niro,
has never turned his back on his stand-up roots. In 2001 he returned to the stage with a 20-city tour.
"There's nothing else in the performer's life that matches that ridiculous energy of the live performance and the immediate, instant response, either good or bad, to your own thoughts or musings," he once explained. "It's a magical thing. When I started off in movies, all that was gone. If you did something funny during a shot, the crew was not allowed to laugh for fear of ruining the take. In terms of the acting, it was always fairly frustrating. So, as much as I love acting, it is that desire for that live experience that draws me to stand up. That need just doesn't stop when I do movies."
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