The guys I’m interested in are usually older guys. Older guys have better stories because they have more stories. They’ve been around forever. They don’t care because they’re barely in show business and they can tell the truth.
So my dream guest is Robert Blake. I always loved Robert Blake because I used to see him as a kid on Tom Snyder, you know, before the trial. He was a fascinating guest. Back then, on Carson, when I was a kid, the first guest wouldn’t be the biggest star. It would be because they were entertaining. The Buddy Hackett, Pete Barbutti. Or Robert Blake. So I was trying to get guests like that. Guys that can just tell stories.
I like a ‘guys that know they’re the best’ kind of guy, you know what I mean? I don’t like false modesty that much. Guys that can talk at a high level about what they do that’s extraordinary. They’re able to make me understand it. I feel Tarantino would be like the perfect interview because he’s got so much energy, so much passion, so much commitment and he could explain to you things because he has just as much love for his movies as you do.