Posted ByGary on March 09, 2002 at 16:37:18:
In Reply to: Speaking of Ray Milland (and Jimmy Stewart)..... posted byGerry O. on March 06, 2002 at 11:08:28:
: If Jack was alive and still performing today (not taking into account what his REAL age would be, of course!), I doubt if he would be as successful in getting many of TODAY'S movie stars as guests to make fun of their own films.....so many of today's film actors and actresses take themselves (and their films) so darn SERIOUSLY!
Great point. I love Ingrid Bergman when she came on the show to do Gaslight. At one point, just after a particularly melodramatic moment, she turns to the audience and asks, "For this, they gave me the Academy Award?"
Of course, Jack made a career of self-depricating humor, and so, perhaps made it "safe" for other actors to make fun of themselves as well.
Ps, Nice Dennis impression, Tanya! Glad you picked up on that.