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David Paetkau

Stars as Dale in 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem'

David Paetkau, who stars as Dale in “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem”

Book I’m reading:
“The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins Preaching to the converted on that one.

Total number of books I own:
About a hundred.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
The complete works of William Shakespeare
“Flux” by Joe Denham

“Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville

What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
I think it’s time for another attempt at “Moby Dick.” The John Huston adaptation was very disappointing and more dated than the book itself. I hope they never adapt “Catcher in the Rye.”

Last film I saw:
“American Gangster,” directed by Ridley Scott

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“My Life as a Dog,” directed by L:asse Hallstrom. Makes me cry and smile at the same time everytime.
“True Romance,” directed by Tony Scott. One of the best.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” directed by Steven Spielberg. A sentimental favorite.

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Johnny Depp, although I haven’t heard him sing in “Sweeney Todd” yet.

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
Brando

If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
Hobey Baker, he was a great hockey player and WWI fighter pilot, not to mention quite the ladies man.

Song currently playing in my iPod:
“Heart’s Alive,” Mastodon

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Sulk,” Radiohead
“The Happening,” Pixies
“When the Levee Breaks,” Led Zeppelin

Ever feel that certain song lyrics were written with you in mind? What are they?
I’m pretty certain about “I am the Walrus”

Concert that changed your life:
I just missed getting hit by lightning watching Herbie Hancock at RFK stadium.

Guilty pleasures
* TV: “Kenny vs. Spenny”
* Film: Horror movies
* Reading material: the morning newspaper
* Web sites: espn.com
* YouTube video: I was a little late to the Leroy Jenkins party.

Best hangover remedy?
Hair of the dog

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Upside: not wasting resources.
Downside: wasting time

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Don’t dress up as a clown for a clown audition.

Do you have a dream project?
Stay tuned.

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
Blinding optimism and 8 hours of sleep.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Elisabeth Shue

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
Is the mountain lion hungry?

Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
Jack, so I could grill him on the early days.

What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
So people can decipher the secret code I left.

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