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'Geenland' actor Scott Glenn says NYC gave him 'The Right Stuff'

'Geenland' actor Scott Glenn says NYC gave him 'The Right Stuff'
Everything changed when Glenn was about 27 and accepted a job that didn’t start for six months with a newspaper in the Virgin Islands. A friend suggested Glenn use that downtime to take acting classes in New York City as a way of improving the dialogue in his writing.

“To a certain extent, I think every actor probably, whether they intend to or not, uses whatever experiences they’ve had in their lives,” Glenn said of his approach to the film, which also stars Gerard Butler and Monica Baccarin, who plays the daughter of Glenn’s character.Most Read “They wouldn’t let me read in fear it would (hurt) my eyesight,” Glenn said.“Every birthday I have my daughters always ask me the same question,” Glenn said, “which is, ‘Dad, what are you going to be when you grow up?” Scott Glenn photographed for the magazine Jocks & Nerds.

(Photographed by Gavin Bond for Jocks & Nerds) Glenn, 81, has been an actor ever since, with performances in classic movies such as “Apocalypse Now,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Right Stuff.“I didn’t plan on being in classic films, great American films, like ‘Nashville’ or ‘Apocalypse Now’ or ‘The Right Stuff.

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