20Q with Cliff Dorfman

Jun 23, 2014 by

 

20 QUESTIONS with CLIFF DORFMAN

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Twenty things you (probably) didn’t know about Entourage and Warrior writer, Cliff Dorfman

1.  My first job was… stuffing the Sunday NY Times together when I was 9 years old at Colony Stationary in Merrick- I’d have to walk to work every Sunday morning at like 430AM to make sure all the sections were in order- thus I was reading the NY Times by 9 years old-

2.  If I wasn’t a writer, I would likely be… unemployed and homeless- though because I have a son I couldn’t REALLY let that happen so I’d probably be really bitter and end up doing some horrible job like a parking enforcement douche or one of those Cretans who work for the OPG-  towing innocent  people’s cars because they’re parked “illegally” …

3.  I collect… souls- then sell them by the roadside- nah that’s just a cool line from a Distillers song– I love Brody– the lead singer- top three hottest girls ever … Oh- the actually question- I don’t collect anything- I DO however throw a lotta shit away …

4.  My favorite word is… Fuck and any variation thereof …

5.  I’m a big fan of… ridding the world of bullies … Haribo peach gummis … Cuban Cigars … The men and women of our military who fight for our country, so I can go do whatever I want …

6.  The single best piece of (writing related) advice I have ever gotten… don’t have a safety net- if you do- you’ll use it …

7.  I have always wanted to… be a Navy SEAL – or a rock star– or move in with Brody Dalle (see above) …

8.  The best thing I have ever read, (but did not write) is… 3 way tie- American Psycho (the novel)- Apocalypse Now and The Fountainhead

9.  People often tell me that I… am too sensitive which makes me mad- which might be why they also often tell me I seem pissed … Hmmm …

10.  I really think that my best work (published or not) is… always the last thing I wrote … Always … Even if it totally isn’t …

11.  I find inspiration in… great art- be it music- film- TV- a photograph or a painting- anything I see and think to myself how jealous I am I didn’t create that … Though mostly I find the bulk of my inspiration in and from my son, Dylan …

12.  The best thing about being a professional writer is… it beats working for a living …

13.  I spend way too much time… not being cognizant of how little of it I have …

14.  The funniest person in my cell phone is… 3 way tie again- Doug Ellin- Bob Saget- Bryan Callen

15.  It really bothers me when… I see injustice of any kind … Be it on a global scale or as micro as someone cutting in line …

16.  The worst thing about being a professional writer is… the way they pay us … We’re constantly chasing our money- I’d love to know what the suit at Business Affairs would do if they didn’t get their check on a Friday … Would they show up for work the next Monday? … And even if they did- if their check didn’t come the following Friday- I’m gonna guess they’d have their shit packed in a fucking second … Yet- this happens to us all the time …

17.  One mistake that most aspiring writers make is… trying to write for anyone but themselves …

18.  If I knew the apocalypse was coming in 24 hours, I’d… grab my family- Steal my neighbors Hummer 1- Load all the guns gas and gold bullion we could carry; and head for high ground …

19.  The three websites I visit most often are… I am SO not answering that …

20.  You’d be surprised to know that I… am a complete dork and literally will sit watching Family Guy and American Dad episodes over and over and over … Though- maybe that’s not at all surprising …

 

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