Kurt Russell: Never call Snake Plissken the d-word
Forget the '80s ... Kurt Russell is a screen hero for any decade. From TV's The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters in the 1960s to Big Trouble in Little China in the '80s and even as "The Commander" in Sky High or Herb Brooks in Miracle a few years ago, he never falls to amaze.
So when Russell was featured in a Aintitcool.com interview recently, I was glued to it. Especially his comments on Escape from New York, when the interview made the "mistake" of calling Snake Plissken a d--k.
"He is not a d--k. Never call Snake a d--k," Russell said. "One thing Snake Plissken isn't is he's not a d--k. As he says about himself 'I'm an a--hole,' but there's a big difference between a d--k and an --hole. He's never a d--k. It's impossible for him to be a d--k! It's just something he doesn't know how to do. That's like saying Snake's not cool."
Read the full interview to see how John Carpenter and Russell hooked up in the movies along with a dozen more great stories about Russell's career including some of the times he chatted in person with Walt Disney. Great stuff!