Her younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor, best known for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place.Shue graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey, where she and Andrew were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1994.
and of course, getting to kick the guy's ass who clearly would have pummeled me in a real life fight—pretty good, too! Can you tell us something about Pat Morita that many people may not know? He knew way before I did how special our onscreen chemistry was. Then to fill the creative void after it had ended, I decided to write a film role for my dance partner, Karina Smirnoff, and we shot a beautiful short story together (You’re known for your ridiculously youthful genes. If you weren’t an actor, what do you think you’d be doing? Maybe tasting great wine or eating great food for a living could work. My short film, is an indie film I did with Olympia Dukakis, F.
How did your experience in movies differ from that in TV? There's little that compares with the thrill of a hit major motion picture experience. and that was the right time and right place for me!
Ralph Macchio opens up to us about his best memories of 'Karate Kid,' his props to actor Pat Morita, and why he may have better genes than Rob Lowe. Does this upcoming 30th anniversary mean anything to you?
The feel-good martial arts flick that turned a Jersey boy and a humble Japanese immigrant into one of the greatest underdog duos celebrates its 30th anniversary on June 22nd. But as I get "younger" or shall we say "attempt to age gracefully"—when I meet those who were/are inspired by the story or connected personally with the characters; or learn that this film helped shape their childhood; or see parents share with their kids who can all recite so many moments that effected them on a human level—it's silly not to embrace that and be proud. though I certainly wouldn't trade it for anything. It reminds me of the impact the film has had for three decades and that it continues to resonate across generations... When you think of the original flick, what are some thoughts/emotions that immediately come to mind? The rush of emotion that struck me when first seeing it in a full theater. What aspects of it have stuck with you throughout your film career?
Ralph Macchio opens up to us about his best memories of 'Karate Kid,' his props to actor Pat Morita, and why he may have better genes than Rob Lowe. There are days when "Do the crane", "You really know Karate? Everyone doing "the crane" out in the parking lot after... We did a tremendous amount of rehearsals that the director videotaped—many available to be viewed on You Tube on director John Avildsen's You Tube page. I like to have that rehearsal time to process and explore.
It really served the richness and layers within the characters and the scenes, whether emotional or action-based. "You're the best friend I ever had" for its pure honesty.
One year after that the then 20-year-old actor got his first girlfriend named Melisa Gilbert.
Within that time, Cruise also dated Heather Locklear before dating Rebecca De Mornay between 19.
What are some favorite memories you have of filming? Yes, Sodapop and Johnny have preserved pretty well, so far.
Creating the student/teacher - father/son dynamic of Miyagi/Daniel; the Miyagi drunk scene into classical music training montage (probably my favorite transition and sequence); finding and exposing the natural core emotion in the Daniel La Russo character; pretend-dating Elizabeth Shue didn't suck... We are entering the "Stay Golden Years" but looking damn good. Rob's a great guy and am thrilled with all of his success. Though I'm two years older, and he should never forget it! but would kill to be Springsteen for one concert night or Joe Montana for one game. A bunch more that are in various stages both in front of and behind the camera.
It suffices here to say that Cruise has everything a woman needs in a man.