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By Steve Guttenberg

"Forget being an actor. you do not have the glance, you do not have the expertise, and your identify is ridiculous. you're the final man i might ever decide to be a film star."

This used to be the 1st piece of recommendation Steve Guttenberg ever got from an agent. Like many different instances in his existence, he did not listen.

In this sincere, captivating memoir, Guttenberg tells the original tale of his first decade in Hollywood, as he went from being a whole unknown to starring in probably the most winning blockbusters of all time. He spent his early days sneaking onto the Paramount lot and assembly extra actors and casting brokers than such a lot aspiring actors ever may. Even earlier than the hit Police Academy---which his supervisor acknowledged will be a flop---he had already labored with such luminaries as Lord Laurence Olivier, Richard Widmark, and Gregory Peck. Later he shared the reveal with actors reminiscent of Mickey Rourke and Sharon Stone lengthy prior to they turned loved ones names.

Guttenberg has lived during the addictive pull of convey company and around the world star (you're not anyone until eventually you have got a stalker, he learns). With a clear-eyed appreciation for the distinct stories that the fame way of life has to provide, he knew that his family members may hold him grounded all through all of it. And his self-awareness and humorousness concerning the ups and downs of repute make The Guttenberg Bible some of the most candid Hollywood tales to date.

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