So I found this the other day. My parking pass for “THE SIXTH SENSE” OH YEAH CARR WAS IN THIS HUGE HUGE BLOCKBUSTER….and, well I SORT of was… I hit that cutting room with a thunderous THUD. This was a year where I felt really successful because I think I booked like 5 films, 3 indies and 2 studio pictures…so I had all this buzz for about 4 minutes until I was cut out of both studio flicks and all 3 indies never came out and that buzz went away quicker than you could say “has been”. But like anything and anywhere, sometimes those are the breaks, it’s like Paul Westerberg from The Replacements once said “You might, you might not, but unless you try? You’ll never f—kin know.”
There’s absolutely no way I can’t end my “The Sixth Sense” story like that.
When I was on set of this film, I was on set with the good Kenny James. Kenny you’ll also see in the other image. Yes we were in this STRUCTURE thing before Structure went away (yes I am well aware we may have been the ones to ruin that, sorry). Anyway, Kenny was something special, in the way where he got away with everything, by just acting like it’s what he SHOULD be doing. You know the phrase “act like you’ve been there before”? That’s Kenny to a tee. “The Sixth Sense” was this huge production with Disney money and had these great sets, shut down city streets for locations, and security was everywhere. Me just starting around this time, I followed all the rules, sat where I had to sit, stood where I needed to stand. Not Kenny, somehow Kenny acted like he was big time, and was treated as big time, for like 2 weeks, the guy was having lunch with Bruce Willis, just talking about Kenny things, scoring the fancy lunches, the later call times. How? Because he just sort of walked in with the production crew and they’d be like “are you supposed to be here?” and Kenny in cool Kenny talk would just say “yep” and the world was in his hands (well at least until his stuff ended up on the cutting room floor with me). I’m not sure where Kenny is right now, but I hope he’s somehow in Hollywood or just hanging out at the White House or something very cool and Kenny like.
So what should we all learn from Kenny? Maybe the same thing we learned from Paul Westerberg of The Replacements “You might, you might not, but unless you try? You’ll never f—kin know.”
If you want it, go for it, and who knows? You may eat lunch with Bruce Willis.
Take care and be good,