å So That Happened ↠´ Download by ☆ Jon Cryer
å So That Happened ↠´ Download by ☆ Jon Cryer i loved his work in Two and a Half Men and i was curious about this.
it isn t so dense like i was expecting, but a good read about his professional career, mostly.
There are some chapters about the adventures with Charlie Sheen, but in reality i wanted to find out about the production of the serial, than about this peculiar aspect.
But, overall, an ok read, with it s pluses and minuses.
So That Happened to Duckie I don t care how many years Jon Cryer portrayed Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men He ll always be Duckie from Pretty in Pink to me In the chapter where he discusses having worked with Charlie Sheen on the movie Hot Shots years and years before 2.
5 Men , he had an aside along the lines of I know you ve been waiting to hear me talk about Charlie Sheen Naw, man I was all ears about Pretty in Pink I had to laugh about his being mistaken for Matthew Broderick, starting in 1983 At the time Cryer was working as a theater usher, and audience members kept praising him for his work on stage They thought he was Matthew Broderick, who was starring in Torch Song Trilogy Soon after, Cryer was Broderick s understudy on Broadway Here If It Can Happen In Show Business, It S Happened To Jon Cryer Now He S Opening Up For The First Time And Sharing His Behind The Scenes Stories In A Warmly Endearing, Sharply Observed, And Frankly Funny Look At Life In Hollywood In , Jon Cryer Won Over America As Molly Ringwald S Loyal And Lovable Best Friend, Duckie, In The Cult Classic Pretty In Pink In A Role That Set The Tone For His Three Decade Long Career In Hollywood He Went On To Establish Himself As One Of The Most Talented Comedic Actors In The Business, Ultimately Culminating In His Current Turn As Alan Harper On The Massively Popular Sitcom Two And A Half Men With The Instincts Of A Natural Storyteller, Cryer Charts His Extraordinary Journey In Show Business, Illuminating His Many Triumphs And Some Missteps Along The Way Filled With Exclusive Behind The Scenes Anecdotes, Cryer Offers His Own Endearing Perspective On Hollywood, The Business At Large, And The Art Of Acting Cryer Has Worked With Some Of The Biggest And Most Provocative Names In The Business, And Here, For The First Time, He Details His Experiences With Charlie Sheen, John Hughes, Robert Altman, Molly Ringwald, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, And Christopher Reeve, Among Many Others He Shares The Intimate Details Of His Friendships And Relationships, Pays Tribute To His Mentors, And Explores The Peculiar Combination Of Heart, Talent, And Wisdom It Takes To Survive Not Just The Bad Times In A Notoriously Fickle Industry But Even The Good Times In This Revealing, Humorous, And Introspective Memoir, Cryer Offers Readers A Front Row Seat As He Reminisces About His Life And Experiences In Showbiz Over The Past Thirty Years I didn t go into this book with any clear expectations of what I was hoping to read about Jon Cryer s life I wasn t a huge Jon Cryer fan in the 80 s, and now I know why he wasn t in much I never watched Pretty in Pink when it was first released Oddly enough, I loved him in Hiding Out, which according to him was not a well received movie I just thought it would be an interesting to see his take on what life was like in the 80 s Brat Pack scene And he wasn t in the Brat Pack group Jon makes it clear in this book that he has disdain for the Brat Pack I m not sure if that s because he was included in that group or because he tried desperately to not be labeled that way It was a bit uncomfortable He is a self proclaimed insecure, socially awkward person, but then he embraces it I think that sets a tone for the entire book though He gives us vignettes into aspects of his lif I ve always liked Jon Cryer especially with the John Hughes movies This was a really interesting book It s nice to read about someone who tries to stay normal in a crazy industry Lots of behind the scenes information Jon read the audiobook himself Drops the F bomb a ton.
When I saw this at the library, my main draw was Jon Cryer played Duckie Dale And who doesn t love that character There are three chapters devoted to Pretty in Pink Three That should be enough reason for you to pick it up if you love Hughes films But the rest of the book has some nice nuggets of Cryer s life also He comes from a showbiz family I didn t know that and I found it interesting to read about his life backstage at his mom s plays This is a quick read and one that I am glad I picked up Duckie.
I didn t know much about Jon until a few years ago when I watched a few episodes of 2.
5 Men and despite the somewhat misogynist content, got a little hooked And despite Alan being a little over the top, annoying wise, he still managed to convey an endearing and sweet quality The book was entertaining and Jon comes across as a fairly nice guy dedicated to being an actor in a cutthroat world His early childhood, and show biz training and experiences turned out to be entertaining that I expected but the book fell apart a wee bit in the middle where he left out huge chunks of his life, mainly relationships and marriage, but it picked up when he got the TV series role of a lifetime He did shell out a few tidbits unknown to most of us, mainly his mother was a successful Broadway show writer, he finally figured out what Steve Miller s Pomp
I really enjoyed this audiobook To be honest, I didn t know much about Jon Cryer before listening to this book I knew he was in Pretty in Pink and Two and a Half Men That s about it So I was surprised that he s been in quite a bit He seems like a pretty down to earth, normal guy I didn t know he had such a stage career and acting background He s lead a pretty interesting life and seems genuine It was a good book.
Funny and entertaining with lots of behind the scenes stories of his 30 years in movies, theater, and television, this was an enjoyable read Jon Cryer is best known for his Emmy winning role as Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men and, to the 80s generation, as Duckie in Pretty in Pink Those are the characters I was familiar with and what prompted me to read his memoir.
We get to see a personal side to the actor and learn about his early years in theater, his near misses at stardom before Men he was one of the actors considered for the part of Chandler on Friends , and about his years on Men, about his relationship with Charlie Sheen the good, the bad, and the meltdown on social media, and the re booting of the show with the hiring of Ashton Kutcher to name just a few There were other
The stuff with Two and a Half Men I couldn t even go through because it felt so exploitative and unethical With a complete lack of irony, Cryer basically betrays for what I assume was a large sum of money the co star and so called friend who helped him overcome his reputation as sitcom poison, while at the same time, whining about the paparazzi harassing him and his family.
This is exactly the kind of memoirs I don t need.