"I just feel glad to be able to be working with music, doing stuff creatively, and supporting myself doing that because it's just what I love to do. My life's goal is to just stay involved in creative work and to keep developing myself as someone who is doing creative work."
Johnathon Schaech is best known for his role in the Tom Hanks film, That Thing You Do. The memorable film reminded us all of the 1960s, a perilous time in the country -- ironically also a time that produced some of the greatest music in history.
In the heyday of New York's tabloid journalism, when newsrooms were boys' clubs and you could smoke and swear with impunity, the best reporters were on a mission to right wrongs. For these power-to-the-people crusaders, the 1980s and '90s were a hellava time.
When Tom Hanks took the stage on Sunday afternoon for his Broadway play, Lucky Guy, he was performing for a full house. Such a full house, in fact, that Uncle Jesse and Danny Tanner became the "rockstars" of the show.
Lucky Guy feels like a telegram from history because the newspapers it celebrates don't exist anymore. Gone are the days when a single columnist could steer the municipal conversation with shoe-leather reporting on police malfeasance.
As anyone who knows about theater behavior nowadays will easily predict, standing-room-only audiences can't wait to give their idol one of those all but obligatory standing ovations. Nevertheless, this rapacious standing-o is assuredly deserved.
On a whim, George might send 10 dozen roses to your office just to impress you. He'd charm you as he wined and dined you at the best restaurants in the world. You'd hear tales of his antics with his friends Brad (as in Pitt), Matt (as in Damon) and Julia (as in Roberts).