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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Midwest actor, playwright finds Hollywood success on his terms

In the new film The Answer Man, Jeff Daniels portrays an erstwhile best-selling author who has become a recluse. In real life Daniels is no recluse, but he is a multitalented actor, musician and playwright who has eschewed the bright lights of Hollywood and New York for a home in Chelsea, Mich. In fact, this veteran of more than 50 films and numerous stage productions vehemently denies any intention to pursue a thespian career at all. "I was dragged into it," he says. "I had a choir teacher in high school...