Jeff Garlin

Writer, director and star of 'I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With'

Jeff Garlin, the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” thesp who wrote, directed and stars in “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With” opening Wednesday.

Last book I bought:
“The Undercover Economist” by Tim Harford

Book I’m reading:
“Double Indemnity” by James M. Cain

Total number of books I own:
I don’t have the time to count them or read them. I love having ADD.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Act One: An Autobiography” by Moss Hart
Anything by Isaac Bashevis Singer or Bernard Malamud
“My Secrets of Playing Baseball” by Willie Mays with Howard Liss

Last film I saw:
“Once,” directed by John Carney

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Sullivan’s Travels,” directed by Preston Sturges
“Rio Bravo,” directed by Howard Hawks
“Hannah and Her Sisters,” directed by Woody Allen

Last CD I bought:
“Elvis at Sun,” Elvis Presley

Song currently playing:
Theme from the TV show “What’s Happening!”

Songs that mean a lot to me:
“The Needle and the Damage Done,” Neil Young
“My Favorite Things,” John Coltrane
“Point Blank,” Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Drink:
Ginger Ale

Favorite Charity:
Greater Chicago Food Depository

Favorite Vacation:
A nap

Favorite Vice:
Pudding

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Sandy Koufax, Albert Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Al Gore, my mom

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