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UPROXX 20: Ethan Suplee Wants To Know How To Beat Bump-Proof Locks


From Mallrats to Remember the Titans, actor Ethan Suplee has more than made his cinematic mark during the past few decades. However, with upcoming appearances in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon film (which hits theaters September 30) and Hugh Laurie’s new series Chance (out October 19 on Hulu), he won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Suplee was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?

Club soda, and with a twist if it’s going to be a big night.

2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?

@juliussharpe on Twitter, because he gets it.

3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR?

I quit my DVR years ago. Apple TV, Netflix, and Hulu have everything you need.

4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?

Burgers from J.G. Melon, Minetta Tavern, and The Corner Bistro, and the right people to argue about which one’s the best.

5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?

Angrygotfan.com, Amazon, Art:21, and AaronBader.com.

6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?

“Jef” by Jacques Brel.

7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

“Relax. You get the girl.”

8. What’s the last thing you Googled?

“How to beat a bump-proof lock.”

9. Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

10. Best concert of your life was…?

The Cure, Love and Rockets, and The Pixies at Dodgers Stadium in 1988.


11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?

A Confederacy of Dunces.

12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

In 2002, my wife made me go on a diet.

13. South Park or Family Guy?

Family Guy.

14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?

If this is a day where everyone in my family does what I want to do, I’d take my wife and kids to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Broad, and they would all pretend to enjoy themselves.

15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?

All of them.

16. The sports team or teams you’re most passionate about?

Whichever Mark Cavendish is riding for.

17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

Babbo. The lamb’s tongue was awesome.

18. The last movie you saw in a theater?

I try and see them all. There’s not much better than watching movies in empty theaters on Monday afternoons. Whatever you last saw, so did I, probably.

19. Who was your first celebrity crush?

David Bowie.

20. What would you cook if Nic Cage was coming to your house for dinner?

What does he like to eat?

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