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Rob Morrow

Stars on CBS’ 'Numb3rs' and opposite Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in 'The Bucket List'

Rob Morrow, who plays Don Eppes on CBS’ “Numb3rs” and will star opposite Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in Christmas release “The Bucket List.”

Book I’m reading:
The Bhagavad-Gita

Total number of books I own:
A couple thousand.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“A Joseph Campbell Companion” selected and edited by Diane K. Osbon
“A History of God” by Karen Armstrong
“Summer of ’42” directed by Herman Raucher

What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?:
I don’t want to say because I want to direct it.

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

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick
“The 400 Blows,” directed by Francois Truffaut
“Quiz Show,” directed bhy Robert Redford

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female):
Sean Penn

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?:
Kate Hepburn

If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?:
Leonard Bernstein. Always wanted to play a conductor. He’s such a flamboyant character.

Who do you look to for inspiration?:
Stanley Kubrick, the Maharishi, my wife and daughter

Artist currently playing in my iPod:
Amy Winehouse

Concert that changed your life:
Simon and Garfunkel reunion in Central Park

Guilty pleasures
• TV: ”Entourage,” “Californication,”
• Film: Hayao Miyazaki films
• Reading material: Design magazines
• Web sites: YouTube
• YouTube video: David O. Russell tirade.

Best hangover remedy?
Lots of water the night before, two aspirin, lots of warm carbs in morning, steam bath

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Upside: availability of information and the interconnectedness, down: loss of privacy

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Don’t waste time trying to find an agent. Study, study, study. Do as much work in no pressure situations as possible.

Do you have a dream project?:
Many.

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
Meditation

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Susan Dey on “The Partridge Family”

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
Mountain lion.

Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
Jack.

What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
My publicist told me to.

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