Jeff Daniels, actor, nominated for best male lead for "The Squid and the Whale" at the Independent Spirit Awards, airing at 2 p.m. on IFC

Last book I bought:
“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Book I’m reading:
“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig

Total number of books I own:
700

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Greasy Lake” by T.C. Boyle
“Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis
“Chronicles” by Bob Dylan
“The Vintage Mencken” by H.L. Mencken, gathered by Alistair Cooke
“The Arts” by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Last film I saw:
“Munich,” directed by Steven Spielberg

Last DVD I bought:
“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” directed by Alex Gibney

Total number of films I own:
500

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Sullivan’s Travels,” directed by Preston Sturges
“Hail the Conquering Hero,” directed by Preston Sturges
“The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek,” directed by Preston Sturges
“Dog Day Afternoon,” directed by Sidney Lumet
“The Purple Rose of Cairo directed by Woody Allen

Stereo or iPod:
iPod

Last CD I bought:
“Minor League Deities,” Rachael Davis

Song currently playing:
“Lost My Horse,” Otis Taylor

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
Keb Mo’s version of “America the Beautiful”
“Deep River Blues,” Doc Watson
“Jesus the Missing Years,” John Prine
“Bears,” Lyle Lovett
Dave Van Ronk’s version of “Michigan Water Blues”

Favorite wine:
None

Favorite charity:
The Purple Rose Theatre Company

Favorite vacation:
New York City

Favorite vice:
An undying commitment to the American theater

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Preston Sturges, H.L. Mencken, S.J. Perelman, Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock

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