When you think of the 80’s, who else better signifies that decade then Steve Guttenberg? He was the face of Hollywood back then, starring in many of the decades most popular movies and franchises such as Police Academy, 3 Men and A Baby, Short Circuit, Cocoon, and of course Diner, and defined himself as the comedic leading man that just had this “Likeable” quality. Steve was on top of the entertainment food chain, but as we learn in his incredible new memoir “The Guttenberg Bible”, getting to the top, and staying at the top involved hustle, brains, chutzpah, and the ability to not take “No” for an answer, and along the way hilarity ensues. There are so many heartwarming and funny stories from sneaking on to the Paramount Lot while claiming he was Michael Eisner’s son, to the phone calls back and forth with his parents in Long Island, to the agents who told him that he was either not good enough (Especially his first who told him to run home during their meeting!) or that every movie he made that ended up being a blockbuster would be a flop, etc…but along the way Steve shows us that no matter who you are, if you are willing to believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything! Now Steve has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and had a wonderful career that he is very proud of because as he says “I lived my dream and accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish”, and “The Guttenberg Bible” is his hilarious and charming look at what every actor should know going into the game, and the ups and downs that come with making it and being at the top featuring stories about some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with one of his favorites growing up, Steve Guttenberg, at his ultra sold out book signing at Barnes and Noble Upper West Side in NYC (Thanks as always Lou and Ann for all of your help with accommodations) to talk about “The Guttenberg Bible” and what it was really like getting his break in Hollywood, how he was able to sneak onto the Paramount Lot and actually set up an office secretly from which he worked every day, working on Diner with future stars like Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, and Ellen Barkin, if there will be another Police Academy remake, whether I can be cast as his son-in-law in “Three Men And A Bride”, and sooo much more!! This book is one of the funniest and most clever memoirs you will ever read, and Steve in person is absolutely hilarious and awesome, so enjoy this one Kade Nation!!
And here is Steve on Access Hollywood with Billy Bush right before sitting down with me..