Monday, July 8, 2013

Major Crimes - Smashing Interviews Magazine: Tom Berenger Interview

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SMASHING INTERVIEWS MAGAZINE: Tom Berenger Interview: Oscar Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Heads to "Major Crimes"

by Melissa Parker
July 8, 2013

Tom Berenger is known for such films as In Praise of Older Women, The Big Chill, Major League, Last Rites, Gettysburg, Rustler’s Rhapsody, Training Day, Someone to Watch Over Me, The Substitute, Shoot to Kill and Inception, among others. He earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of sociopath Sergeant Barnes in the 1986 film Platoon.

The actor’s television credits include his critically acclaimed performance as legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant in ESPN’s made for television movie, The Junction Boys, earned an Emmy nod for Outstanding Guest Actor in Cheers and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Hatfields & McCoys in 2012. Berenger also produced the 1997 miniseries Rough Riders and starred as Theodore Roosevelt. Daytime drama fans will remember him as the second Timmy Siegal on One Life to Live.

Berenger can currently be seen playing Capt. Sharon Raydor’s husband in TNT’s hit police drama Major Crimes beginning July 8 for a three-episode arc...

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... Smashing Interviews Magazine: ... How did your involvement in Major Crimes come about?

Tom Berenger: "My agent told me about it and said, “You know, they’ve re-titled it. It was The Closer.” I go, “Oh yeah, I know that.” Anyway, Mary and I did a play together back east where she played my wife, and I’ve maybe run into her once over the years. That was a great experience.

G. W. Bailey shot with me in Spain for three months, and I saw him a couple of times in LA after that. He played my sidekick in Rustlers’ Rhapsody. Raymond Cruz was part of my crew in Miami when we shot The Substitute. So I already knew three of the leads...

Major Crimes airs Monday at 10/9C on TNT. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'D.O.A.,' AIRING JULY 8, 2013.

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