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The Roy Faires Collection - Interview with Billy Crystal (1987)

Austin History Center

Sound | 1987

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  •  Roy Faires asks actor Billy Crystal about writing for comedy 
  •  On working with Danny DeVito, who directed and costarred in the film 
  •  Crystal discusses what attracted him to the role 
  •  The basis for his character in The Princess Bride (1987) 
  •  What makes people laugh? 
 
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In this unedited interview for Austin’s KVUE-TV, Roy Faires sits down with actor and comedian Billy Crystal to talk about his latest film, Throw Momma from the Train (1987), also starring Danny DeVito. In the interview, Crystal discusses his work in comedy, from his experience as a writer to how he develops certain characters. Faires worked as a special project director and entertainment critic/reporter at KVUE-TV, Austin’s ABC affiliate, from 1976-1989.