Post by k!bbslover on Dec 19, 2007 17:58:09 GMT -5
Whahey... finally the scan of last weeks interview in "Freizeitwoche"
And I tried to translate it. Bear with me if there are any grammatical mistakes. All the wrong information is originally in the interview, not due to my bad english .
Fancy cars are nothing Mark Thomas Harmon (56) would care about. „The Sexiest Man Alive“ of '86 arrives for the interview in Los Angeles' Hilton Hotel in a baggy Range Rover. Nonchalantly, just like Special Agent Gibbs of NCIS, he hands his car keys to the porter and saunters into the lounge. On his jacket you can still see the leftovers of his breakfast. Apologetically he wipes off the bread crumbs: „I overslept and had a Tuna Sandwich on the way here. I'm not a real person without something in my stomach in the morning.
„Why don't you have somebody driving you?“ I prefer driving myself, I don't care a thing for limousines with tainted window panes. You miss too much of the landscape.
„A car is no status symbol for you?“ I don't need anything to emphasize my social class or status; neither to know who I am nor to feel happy.
„What then?“ My wife Pam, who loves me. And does so for more than 20 years. My two boys. My work. A car is nothing more than a mean of transportation to get from A to B. All this celebrity fuss, a limousine with a a liveried chauffeur in the morning or something like that was never an option. Our sons should be aware: I do my job just like every other dad. When the shooting is done and I drive home in my – to be honest – somewhat rattly car, I'm no one else than Mark Thomas Harmon who looks forward to seeing his wife and his kids.
„Have your sons Sean Thomas (19) and Ty Christian (15) been aware of their dad being a star?“ Not at all. That's why we didn't have a telly at home until they were reasonably grown-up teenagers. Back when they were younger I used to read them fairy tales before they went to sleep. And I still don't like computer games, they destroy all fantasy and are more over offending a sound family life.
„But the two were approached for his dad at school, weren't they?“ Without a doubt. But the term „star“ existed in our home only for the small lights on the night sky. You shouldn't overrate your own importance.
„What is most important in your life today?“ To live every minute like the last. To try not to do anything I would regret when my last minute arrives. I lost dear friends and family abrupt and unexpected and therefore always remember life could be over real fast. My sister in law Leslie died too soon from a cardiac defect. And my brother in law died in a plane crash.
„You safed the lives of three young people.“ I was in the kitchen preserving jelly when I heard a loud bang. Pam and me ran outside and saw the car crashed against a wall. It was already burning. Quick-witted Pam got a sledge hammer from our garage. With this we knocked in the panes because the doors were jammed. One after the other we freed the three boys.. Just in time before the gas tank exploded.
„And if the car exploded sooner?“ My wife and me would be gone. But we didn't think about the danger for a single second.
„You were celebrated as hero?“ We escaped this terrifying possibility by spontaneously departing the USA to an unknown destination.
„You filed a lawsuit against your older sister Kristin to receive custody for you grandson Sam. Was this struggle necessary?“ Unfortunately it was. My sister was an addict. Succumbed to alcohol. She wasn't able to give Sam the education, security and above all the love he deserves. And he couldn't turn to his biological father Ricky Nelson. He died in a plane crash on New Years Eve, his mother Leslie was dead as well. Children are the most precious to all of us. They are our future. That's why Sam's well-being was close to my heart. There was no future for him with my sister.
„Who is the real Mark Thomas Harmon?“ Nothing special. Just an actor. I'm not worth mentioning.
Stations of his life: Born on September 02nd, 1951 in Burbank/ Los Angeles. His father Tom was a famous football player, his mother Elyse is an actress. 1978 film debut with „Comes A Horseman“ 1986 he receives a Golden Globe for his performance of serial killer Ted Bundy in „The Deliberate Stranger“ 1992 and 1993 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Detective Dicky in „Reasonable Doubts“ Since 1987 Mark Thomas Harmon is married to Pam Dawber (56, Mindy of Mindy & Mork)
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2007 17:58:59 GMT -5 by k!bbslover
PS - If anyone is trying to think of good photos to fit with the thread title, I know Jack dressed as Santa on Chicago Hope. Plus there's that sweet scruffy beard on Shalom and Escaped, and the scruff on Local Boys.
I think there was some of the Santa ones in an old thread from Oct/Nov 2004 if that helps.
I'm also working on a Gibbs&Kids collection. Does anyone have a good screen cap of the following: - Chrissy from Head Case - Kevin Curtin from UnSEALed - Tommy from the JAG ep Ice Queen - Sandy from See No Evil - Billy Fuentes from Hung Out to Dry - Zach from Honor Code - Carson from Lost & Found - Gibbs holding the baby on Light Sleeper (I have him with the baby on Family as well as shots of him with Kelly)
I'd like a screen cap of Gibbs in each of the shots as well as each of the kids. If there's a shot of him with the kid it's even better, but sometimes it might be difficult and I want to still be able to see their faces.
Thanks in advance.
"You don't sound very optimistic. So all these people just die?"
Re Santa Mark. I know somewhere there is an interview with Mark's oldest friend (since they were 5) about how he and Mark go onto the roof and sprinkle snow, when the kids were younger. Anyone have it handy, save me shifting through tons of articles loooking for it?