Pushy questions for…

<b>Denis Leary</b>, actor, producer and co-creator of "Rescue Me," which begins its third season on FX Tuesday

Last book I bought:
“Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America,” William H. Chafe

Book I’m reading:
I read, like, five books at time.

Total number of books I own:
Unless I’m going to make it into a movie or option it, I’m not going to keep it around. My bookcase is full of hockey books.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Yaz: Baseball, the Wall and Me,” Carl Yastrzemski
“All the President’s Men,” Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Bill Knott poetry. No bullshit kind of poetry; taught me a lot about comedy writing.
“The Game,” Ken Dryden. The greatest sports book ever written.
“Great Plains,” Ian Frazier–the funniest guy on the planet.

Last film I saw:
“Office Space,” directed by Mike Judge

Last DVD I bought:
“Dr. Strangelove,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, the complete DVD with interviews

Total number of films I own:
A lot. I get all the Academy screeners.

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,” directed by Karel Reisz
“Mean Streets,” directed by Martin Scorsese
“Von Ryan’s Express,” directed by Mark Robson–a piece-of-shit movie with Frank Sinatra. The first movie I successfully snuck into.
“Raging Bull,” directed by Martin Scorsese
Any one of the Clint Eastwood films from the ’60s: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “A Fistful of Dollars”

Stereo or iPod:

Last CD or song I bought:
“Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not,” Arctic Monkeys. I bought it for my son. It’s actually a great, great album. Everything you want rock ‘n’ roll to be.

Song currently playing:
“Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” Couldn’t stop singing it.

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“London Calling,” the Clash
“Satisfaction,” the Rolling Stones
“Imagine,” John Lennon
“Pulling Mussels (From the Shell),” Squeeze
“One for My Baby (And One More for the Road),” Frank Sinatra

Favorite wine:
I just started drinking wine about a year ago. At this point, Irish whiskey

Favorite charity:
Leary Firefighters Foundation, the Neely Cancer Fund and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Favorite vacation:

Favorite vice:
Old boxing films

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
I have no interest in George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Hillary Clinton and Tom DeLay

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