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Gervais' career advice

09.08.2008

Brit comic Ricky Gervais hasn't really completely broken through in the US, but if you've seen his wry, squirm-inducing style on the UK "THE OFFICE" or "EXTRAS" (or the scenes he stole in movies like STARDUST and A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) then you know he's due.

Gervais hits screens soon in GHOST TOWN, playing a man whose near-death experience leaves him with the undesired ability to see apparitions, and he's making his feature directing debut with the ensemble comedy THIS SIDE OF TRUTH. But as ambitious as he may sound, he admits to being quite lazy. And he's willing to share his secrets.

Some examples of Gervais' keys to lounging success: "If you're not in charge, always play characters who have your haircut. That saves an hour in the morning. No wigs, no beards." And this Homer Simpson-ish tidbit: "Don't do anything that needs skill." And my favorite: "Always say that your character should be sitting down. Don't ever be standing at the beginning of a scene."

Get all the guy's guidance on your bright but idle Hollywood future RIGHT HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Gervais' frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant was the "lost swan" guy in HOT FUZZ.
Source: Esquire

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1:48PM on 09/09/2008

Ricky Rocks

It's about f**king time!! Ricky G. is the man! He is sheer brilliance.
It's about f**king time!! Ricky G. is the man! He is sheer brilliance.
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5:33AM on 09/09/2008
Go Gervais. If any of you think you can act better than Gervais and have made a movie then enter it into the online Oscars at:
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good luck
Go Gervais. If any of you think you can act better than Gervais and have made a movie then enter it into the online Oscars at:
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good luck
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1:41AM on 09/09/2008
Have any of you seen his "Animals" seminar? FUCKING BRILLIANT!

The Office (BBC) was genius. I watch the whole series at least once every two months, my discs are nearly broken.

Never seen the american version though, Steve Carrel is just too... unfunny.

Although I love Gervais, Ghost Town looks like rubbish. But i might check it out anyway. Hopefully Im wrong.
Have any of you seen his "Animals" seminar? FUCKING BRILLIANT!

The Office (BBC) was genius. I watch the whole series at least once every two months, my discs are nearly broken.

Never seen the american version though, Steve Carrel is just too... unfunny.

Although I love Gervais, Ghost Town looks like rubbish. But i might check it out anyway. Hopefully Im wrong.
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1:22AM on 09/09/2008

"Don't do anything that needs skill."

Yes... Very Homer J.
Yes... Very Homer J.
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12:24AM on 09/09/2008
Ricky Gervais is absolutely brilliant. EXTRAS and THE OFFICE (UK, of course) are two of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I'm looking forward to GHOST TOWN and THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH. Hopefully then he'll get his due here in the U.S.

Then again, he is brilliant, so it should only be a matter of time.
Ricky Gervais is absolutely brilliant. EXTRAS and THE OFFICE (UK, of course) are two of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I'm looking forward to GHOST TOWN and THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH. Hopefully then he'll get his due here in the U.S.

Then again, he is brilliant, so it should only be a matter of time.
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11:42PM on 09/08/2008

this side of truth

I cant wait for his new movie. His mate who has a head liek a fucking orange Karl Pilkington is in it as a cave man. AWSOME
I cant wait for his new movie. His mate who has a head liek a fucking orange Karl Pilkington is in it as a cave man. AWSOME
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