Sunday, October 13, 2013


"As you started out, whom did you want to be like, as an actor?" Em asks.

John admits that like most actors, what he saw in films affected him profoundly. Though he names some of his favorite movie actors, his thoughts turn to the plays he was in, when he started acting in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Acting in various American plays, it was the roles he played -- the words, the ideas that the great playwrights set forth -- that inspired him.

John Cullum says, "The play is the thing" that excites him, and interests him, keeps him going as an actor, more than anything else.

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