Ben Foster. who stars in “3:10 to Yuma,” out on DVD on Jan. 8.
Book I’m reading:
Rereading “Spell of the Sensuous” by David Abram. The how-to-be-a-human manual, in a world that is increasingly sound bite oriented.
Total number of books I own:
Hey man, I don’t have a problem! just need one more to get me through the night.
Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger
“The Inner Life” by Hazrat Inayat Khan
“Satan Says” by poet Sharon Olds.
What book would you like to see brought to the big screen?
Franny and Zooey.
Last film I saw:
“Into the Wild.” Thank you, Sean.
Three films that mean a lot to me:
Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment?
Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
Neal Cassady, Nikola Tesla, Freddy Mercury.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
Specialists of any kind.
Song currently playing in my iPod:
Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” album.
Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Teddy Bears Picnic” sung by my mom
“Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads
“Masters of War” by Bob Dylan, covered by Pearl Jam
Ever feel that certain song lyrics were written with you in mind? What are they?
Don’t think I was in mind when it was written, but listening to Radiohead’s “How To Disappear Completely” rattles the teeth.
I’m not here
This isn’t happening
I’m not here I’m not here
Strobe lights and blown speakers
Fireworks and hurricanes
Concert that changed your life:
Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl, Neko Case at the Henry Fonda, Coachella ’07
* TV: Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel
* Film: Billy Jack
* Reading material: Letters found on the street
* Web sites: Blog.wfmu.org
* YouTube video: Philippine Prison “Thriller” Dance
Best hangover remedy?
Night before, drink a tall glass of water, take three Advil and B complex vitamin.
What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
esearch is the up, assimilating the mass is the down.
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Honor the moment. Learn your lines.
Do you have a dream project?
Making a film with my brother, actor Jon Foster
What helps you get out of bed in the morning?
Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Driving out of L.A. without a place to stay.
What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
That one night stand with a mountain lion.
Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
What about the Clippers?
What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
A pack of cigarettes.
Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
David Abram, Tom York, Jon Stewart, Gary Oldman, You.