Star of ABC's 'Lost'

Jorge Garcia, who stars on ABC’s “Lost”

Book I’m reading:
“Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy” But honesty I’m not reading as much as I’m just opening and closing the pages a lot.

Total number of books I own:
Who counts their books? I do know I have a 4foot by 8foot bookshelf that is packed with books in rows and stacked on top of each other.

Last film I saw:
“I Am Legend,” directed by Francis Lawrence

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Mon Oncle,” directed by Jacques Tati
“Cool Hand Luke,” directed by Stuart Rosenberg
“Lawrence of Arabia,” directed by David Lean

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
For me it’s Paul Newman. Always cool, always tough, and he’s led a life of charity and integrity.

If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
Jackie Gleason. He was the greatest.

Who do you look to for inspiration?
Will Smith and Johnny Depp. I’m so impressed with the jobs they choose and the work they do within them.

Song currently playing in my iPod:
“One Crowded Hour,” Augie March

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Don’t Worry Baby,” the Beach Boys
“Welcome to Love-Now Go Home,” Danielle Brisebois
“The Song with No Name,” Shane Macgowan and the Popes

Concert that changed your life:
Chris Rock “Bring the Pain” I saw it on HBO. But it was the clearest example to me that if you want to do stand-up you have to be fearless.

Guilty pleasures
* Film: “The Pirate Movie”
* Reading material: “Other People’s Love Letters” by Bill Shapiro
* Web sites: scrabulous on Facebook
* YouTube video: Benny Lava and that spider bite video

Who is your inner Muppet?
Sweetums.

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
You can find ANYTHING you’re talking about on it. And Christmas shopping. Downside? I spend too much time on it.

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
You have to choose this career everyday. So make sure you have belief.

Do you have a dream project?:
I’d love to do a great western and “sword and sandal” movie. But they don’t have to be the same project.

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
My dog licking my face.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Elle MacPherson.

Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Well I don’t feel famous when I do my laundry or pick up dog poop. But I don’t do it to feel that way.

What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots didn’t really live up to the hype.

What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
You asked.

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