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Eric Johnson

Stars on SciFi Channel’s 'Flash Gordon'

Eric Johnson, who stars as Flash Gordon on SciFi Channel’s “Flash Gordon”

Book I’m reading:
”Acting for the Small Screen” by David Caruso. I really bought it for the cool pair of sunglasses it came with.

Total number of books I own:
See above

What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
I would love to see “Survivor” by Chuck Palahniuk brought to a theater near me and I never want to see Paris Hilton’s autobiography unauthorized or otherwise made into a biopic.

Last film I saw:
“Superbad,” directed by Greg Mottola = supergood

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Children of Men,” directed by Alfonso Cuaron
“Network,” directed by Sidney Lumet
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” directed by George Roy Hill

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment?
The two Kate’s: Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett.

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
That kid from the movie “Powder”, he was really bright, it’s like he washed with Clorox.

Who do you look to for inspiration?
My wife and newborn daughter.

Song currently playing in my iPod:
Rockabye Baby version of “One” by Metallica.

Three songs that mean a lot to me:”Tangerine,” Led Zeppelin
“Thank You,” Zeppelin
And lastly, insert Zeppelin song here….

Ever feel that certain song lyrics were written with you in mind? What are they?
“Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z
Uhh, uh uh uh
t’s big pimpin baby..
It’s big pimpin, spendin G’s
Feel me.. uh-huh uhh, uh-huh..
Ge-ge-geyeah, geyeah
Ge-ge-geyeah, geyeah..

I mean its like he was taking a page out of my life when he wrote these. So close it was scary.

Guilty pleasures:
* TV: “Deadliest Catch”
* Film: “Team America: World Police”
* Reading material: GPM (Guilty Pleasure Magazine)
* Web sites: NHL.com
* YouTube video: Grape Stomp, deliciously wrong to be laughing at someone else’s pain but the slow-mo replay is too much.

Best hangover remedy?
Chinese Dim Sum and a diet Coke.

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Information about anything…downside information about me, I have secrets….dark dark secrets.

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Do the work, be patient and don’t look for a back door in, there isn’t one…well there is but security is tighter than Burt Reynolds face lift.

Do you have a dream project?
To remake “Ishtar” or possibly “The Postman”

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?
My wife, and a 16oz non-fat latte.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Belle from “Beauty and the Beast,” our love required no third dimension.

Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Washing my six luxury vehicles myself, buying stuff instead of getting it for free, and giving my stylist, publicist, personal assistant and chef the evening off, but hey its good to stay grounded.

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
A bitter ex Mountain lion…I’m an animal lover.

What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
”Acting for the Small Screen” by David Caruso

If you were an adult film star, what would your name be?
Muffin Gibson

What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
I am a publicity whore, don’t believe me check out my web site.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Jesus, George Bush, Condi Rice, Bill O’Reilly, and Kirk Cameron, to see if any of their answers would be different.

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