Denis Leary

  • Aired:  04/08/14
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"Draft Day" star Denis Leary describes how his hairstyles reflect his wide-ranging acting abilities and questions why he wasn't given a part in "Rosewater." (6:44)

>> Jon: HELLO, WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE'S GOT A NEWFILM OUT IT'S CALLED DRAFT DAY.

>> I'M SORRY SONNY IS THIS A BADTIME?

>> I GOTTA GO, MOM.

>> THIS IS THE DRAFT ANALYSISWE'VE ALL BEEN WORKING ON FOR

THE LAST TWO MONTHS.

>> FIRE.

ALLEY, FIRE!

>> WHY AM I HERE, SONNY?

>> BECAUSE MALIA THINKS YOUCOACHED THE COWBOYS.

>> I DID COACH THE COWBOYS.

>> AND I THINK YOU WERE A BADBABY-SITTER.

>> THIS CITY DESERVES ACHAMPIONSHIP AND I'M THE GUY

THAT CAN DELIVER IT.

>> Jon: TO CLEVELAND?

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THEPROGRAM DENIS LEARY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> I HAVE TO SAY HI TO MY

PEOPLE.

>> Jon: GO SIT DOWN.

SIT DOWN.

>> MY PEOPLE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: SIT DOWN.

>> MY PEOPLE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]I HAD TO STOP AND SAY HI TO MY

PEOPLE, JON.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU THEPONTIFEX? WHAT WAS THAT?

>> IF I COULD POINT OUT IN THATCLIP I HAVE VERY SHORT HAIR AND

I'M PLAYING THE COACH OF THECLEVELAND BROWNS.

>> Jon: THAT'S CORRECT.

>> AND NOW I HAVE VERY LONG ROCK'N' ROLL HAIR BECAUSE I'M

CURRENTLY PLAYING A ROCK STARBECAUSE I HAVE GREAT ACTING

RANGE, JON.

>> Jon: NO, YOU DO.

IS THAT THE HAIR WAS.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE DOING THE RONDUGUAY STORY.

REMEMBER THE RANGERS?

>> WHY ARE THEY MAKING THAT?

I BRING IT UP, JON BECAUSE YOUMADE A MOVIE THIS PAST YEAR THAT

YOU DIRECTED THAT I'M NOT IN.

>> Jon: WELL, BECAUSE I WASMAKING A FILM, NOT A MOVIE.

>> OH.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]>> Jon: I WAS TRYING TO CLASS

IT UP A LITTLE BIT.

>> WITH SERIOUS ACTORS.

>> Jon: JUST ACTORS PEOPLEWHO COULD ACT.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

[ LAUGHTER ]CAN I GO BACK TO THE HAIR CLIP

AGAIN.

I DO A LOT OF MY ACTING WITH MYHAIR. IT'S ONE OF MY GIFTS.

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU AQUESTION.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO GETA PERM?

WHAT DID THEY -->> FIRST OF ALL, FIRST OF

ALL, IT'S LIKE DENIRO IN RAGINGBULL. LET ME JUST POINT OUT A

COUPLE THINGS. YOU HAVE TOGROW IT OUT, OKAY?

>> Jon: SURE.

>> THEN FOR A WHILE, FOR MONTHSAT A TIME.

YOU HAVE TO REALLY LET IT GROW.

>> Jon: OR WALK INTO LIKE ASAUNA, I GUESS COULD YOU DO.

>> AND THEN YOU HAVE TO GO AHAIR SALON.

I WENT TO AN ACTUAL HAIR SALONAND HAD IT CUT BY A PROFESSIONAL

HAIR STYLIST.

>> Jon: YEAH, YEAH.

I REMEMBER BEING REALLYIMPRESSED WITH ROBERT DENIRO IN

RAGING BULL BECAUSE OF WHAT HEDID WITH HIS HAIR.

I THOUGHT HE WASREALLY AWESOME.

>> THAT'S BEEN DONE. I'M DOINGGA HAIR THING.

OKAY.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE HAIR TOBEGIN WITH, FIRST OF ALL.

CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION.

>> Jon: PLEASE.

ASK ME A QUESTION.

>> WHO IS IN THE MOVIE THAT YOUDIRECTED.

WHAT KIND OF PARTS?

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW THEIRNAMES.

WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS CAST. GAELGARCIA BERNAL IS IN IT.

>> WHO'S A FANTASTIC ACTOR.

DO YOU KNOW WHO HE IS?

GREAT.

>> Jon: SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO,WE'VE GOT YOUR

HALUK BILGINER, WE'VE GOT YOURNASSER FARIS.

>> OKAY SO THERE'S --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> THERE'S ONE GUY IN THE BACK.

SO THERE'S IS NO AMERICANCHARACTERS IN MOVIE AT ALL.

>> Jon: IT TAKES PLACE INIRAN.

SO I'M GOING TO GO WITH NO.

[ LAUGHTER ] IT'S IN IRAN IN2009. MAZIAR, YOU KNOW MAZIAR.

HE'S THE JOURNALIST THAT GOTARRESTED IN IRAN IN 2009.

HELD IN CAPTIVITY FOR FOURMONTHS.

IT'S ABOUT THAT. IT TAKES PLACEIN IRAN.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE ISTALKING ABOUT.

>> Jon: I WOULD HAVE USED YOUIN IT IF IN LIKE WHEN HE WAS IN

IRAN HE WAS LIKE YEAH, AND THEREWAS THIS ONE (bleep) IRISH GUY.

>> BY THE WAY WAS IT SO HARDTHAT THERE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN

ONE (bleep) IRISH GUY AT THEBAR?

>> Jon: I WILL SAY THIS I DIDWRITE IN A PART FOR SHAQUILLE

O'NEAL BUT I JUST NEEDED A GENIETO GET US OUT OF A JAM AT THE

END OF THE MOVIE. HE COMES INAS HIS CHARACTER IN SHAZAM.

>> ARE YOU'RE TELLING MENOW WHEN I SEE THE MOVIE,

WHAT IS THE NAME OF MOVIE?

>> Jon: ROSEWATER.

>> WHEN I SEE ROSEWATER.

>> Jon: WHEN YOU PAY FULLPRICE TO SEE ROSEWATER.

>> WHEN I PAY FULL PRICE TO SEEROSEWATER,

THERE WILL NOT BE ONE ENGLISHSPEAKING CHARACTER IN THE ENTIRE

MOVIE?

NOT A BRITISH GUY, NO AMERICANGUY.

>> Jon: THEY ALL SPEAKENGLISH.

>> THERE'S NO BRITISH GUYS ORIRISH GUYS?

>> Jon: THERE ARE SOME BRITISHGUYS?

>> WHO ARE THEY PLAY SOMETHINGIN.

>> Jon: THEY ARE PLAYED BYBRITISH GUYS. I CAN'T DO ANIRISH

GUY AS A BRITISH GUY. DO YOUKNOW THE TENSION ON

THE SET THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED?I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

YOU SHOW UP IN GREEN AND SOMEONEELSE IN ORANGE AND IT THE WHOLE

(bleep) THING GOES UP INFLAMES.

I DON'T WANT THAT. I WANTNOTHING TO DO WITH THAT.

THIS IS ABOUT IRAN, A PEACEFULCOUNTRY.

>> DID YOU NOT WRITE THIS SCRIPTYOURSELF?

IT WAS BASED ON A BOOK. TRUESTORY.

>> Jon: THAT'S RIGHT.

>> YOU WROTE THE SCRIPT AND ITDIDN'T OCCUR TO YOU THAT MAYBE

EVEN JUST BOX OFFICE-WISE ITWOULD HELP TO YOU HAVE ONE IRISH

AMERICAN CHARACTER THAT THEAUDIENCE COULD RELATE TO.

WHEN I CAME OUT PEOPLE WERE HIGHFIVING ME.

YOU NAMED THE PEOPLE IN YOURCAST AND ONE GUY WENT HUH!

>> Jon: YOU'RE RIGHT. YOU'RERIGHT. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS

TRYING TO GET THIS THINGFINANCED IT WAS NOT EASY. IT'S A

TOUGH SELL. I REMEMBER SITTINGWITH A FINANCIER AND THEY SAID

TO ME, GET ME A GUY FROM DUMBODROP AND I'LL SEE WHAT I CANDO.

THEN I CAN SELL THIS THING.

YOU DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TOGO DUMBO DROP, DID YOU?

YOU DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TOGO DUMBO DROP?

>> I HAVE TO GIVE IT TO HIM.

I SAT HERE AND I DID NOT SEEDUMBO DROP COMING.

I WAS SO FOOLED. I WAS LIKE

I WONDER WHERE HE'S GOING AND OFCOURSE, WE WENT TO DUMBO DROP.

WE HAVE TO GO.

>> Jon: IS THIS MOVIE GOOD?

>> WHICH MOVIE?

>> Jon: DRAFT DAY THE ONE YOUARE IN.

>> WELL I HAVE A NUMBER OFMOVIES, JON. SHOW ME MY RANK.

I HAVE DRAFT DAY. DRAFTDAY IS A FOOTBALL MOVIE THAT

OPENS ON FRIDAY WITH ME,JENNIFERGARNER AND KEVIN COSTER.

SPIDERMAN 2 COMESOUT IN MAY, MAY 2.

AND I ALSO HAVE A TV SHOW CALLEDSIRENS I'M WRITING AND PRODUCING

THAT'S ON USA AND MORE PEOPLEKNOW THAT

THAN KNOW THE MEMBERS OF THECAST OF YOUR MOVIE.

>> Jon: OH SON OF A(bleep). DENIS LEARY, EVERYBODY.

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