Kristine and I had an outstanding evening yesterday. We were sitting front and center at a tropical paradise venue (The Shops at Mauna Lani) while Tom Berenger received the 2010 Golden Honu Award for Acting at the Big Island Film Festival.
We thoroughly enjoyed discovering that in addition to being a great actor, Tom is also a captivating storyteller. And I was fortunate enough to be able to ask him a question that I can only ask a relatively few people. In fact, I’ve never asked this question to anyone before, and actually, I’ve never asked a Hollywood star anything (other than my friend Leon Rippy, who I knew before he was a star).
I wanted to know about how it was for Tom to work with one of my top four Hollywood icons who have portrayed one of my ancestors. So I asked him “How was it to work with Charlton Heston?”
Tom gave a great answer. It confirmed my perception of Charlton Heston, pleased the crowd, and conveyed insights about why we always enjoy Tom’s performances.
Life is great here in paradise!