Pushy questions for…

Richard E. Grant, actor, making his feature writing- directorial debut with "Wah-Wah," opening today.

Last book I bought:
“How to Kill Your Husband,” by Kathy Lette

Book I’m reading:
“Everyman” by Philip Roth

Total number of books I own:
Four gazillion. Did not have TV in Swaziland until 1980.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll (the essence of English lunacy explained)
“Experience” by Martin Amis (exactly what it feels like to be a middle-aged Englishman living in the time we’re living now)
“The Human Stain” by Philip Roth
“Profiles” by Kenneth Tynan
“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Last film I saw:
“United 93”

Last DVD I bought:
“Tristan & Isolde,” directed by Kevin Reynolds

Total number of films I own:
Everything available since the talkies

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“The Godfather (I & II),” directed by Francis Ford Coppola
“A Clockwork Orange,” directed by Stanley Kubrick
“Cabaret,” directed by Bob Fosse
“Nashville,” directed by Robert Altman
“Best in Show,” directed by Christopher Guest

Stereo or iPod:
iPod (mothballed the stereo)

Last CD bought:
Corinne Bailey Rae,” Corinne Bailey Rae

Song currently playing:
“Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“A Case of You,” Joni Mitchell
“No Woman, No Cry,” Bob Marley (Live Version @ the Hammersmith, London, 1975)
“Let It Be,” the Beatles (first kiss)
“Superstition,” Stevie Wonder
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Eurythmics (When I was an out-of-work actor in 1982, it kept me going walking home after serving people greasy food until one in the morning)

Favorite wine:
Allergic to alcohol, but love the smell

Favorite charity:
Waterford-Kamhlaba School Foundation (South African multi-racial school opposed to apartheid policies)

Favorite vacation:
Pity Saint Vincent, Caribbean. Private island with 20 bungalows and no radio/TVs. You put a flag outside your room for service.

Favorite vice:
Christmas pudding–dense, fruit-filled and you can get them cheap in January.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Stevie Wonder, Babs (Streisand), Martin Amis, Philip Roth, Aretha Franklin

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