Neil Patrick Harris

Plays Barney Stinson on CBS’s 'How I Met Your Mother'

Neil Patrick Harris, Emmy-nomiated for his role as Barney Stinson on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.”

Last book I bought:
“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick

Book I’m reading:
“Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen

Total number of books I own:
Wow, I’d say over 600.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
I loved “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho (shaped my soul)
“A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole (shaped my humor)
“The Big Bazoohley” by Peter Carey (didn’t shape anything, I just wanted to direct it)

Last film I saw:
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” directed by David Yates. Great good times!

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Waiting for Guffman,” directed by Christopher Guest
“Clue: The Movie,” directed by Jonathan Lynn
“The Game,” directed by David Fincher

Last CD I bought:
The Beastie Boys new instrumental album, “The Mix-Up”

Song currently playing:
“There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” from the Disney theme park ride the Carousel of Progress .

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“A Moment Like This,” Kelly Clarkson
“Captain Jack,” Billy Joel
“Ma Nah Ma Nah,” the Muppets

Favorite Drink:
red bull, Red Bull, RED BULL!

Favorite Charity:
Food on Foot

Favorite Vacation:
Maui, Hawaii. Though I hear Bali is nice…

Favorite Vice:
Caring about CBS’s “Big Brother”

Five people whom I’d like to see answer this survey:
John Lasseter, Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte

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