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Kurt Andersen Is Ready For His Close-Up

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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SEPARATED AT BIRTH? Andersen, Buscemi, Cusack, Owen If producers ever get around to making a film version of SPY: The Funny Years, cowriter Kurt Andersen has some suggestions for his own casting. Last weekend on his public radio show, Studio 360, Andersen talked with Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins, casting directors and authors of A Star Is Found, and grilled them on who might play his character in a biopic.

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Before he let the pros do their thing, Andersen made his own modest suggestions: "Maybe George Clooney?" Barring People's Sexiest Man Alive, Andersen would accept Kyle MacLachlan ("Dude sort of looks like me") but worried he might have to live with Steve Buscemi.

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