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Joe Dirt
With David Spade
Actor/Comedian
Wednesday, April 4, 2001;
Submit your questions by 1 p.m. EDT

Actor and comedian David Spade talks about his new movie, "Joe Dirt," directed by Dennie Gordon and produced by Adam Sandler. Spade co-wrote the film which also stars Dennis Miller and Kid Rock.

Spade was interviewed Via Video at Planet Hollywood at 2 p.m. EDT by washingtonpost.com producers Eleanor Hong and Liz O'Leary to answer your previously submitted questions and comments. View the transcript below.

Joe Dirt (Spade) is the wrong person at the wrong place at the wrong time. He is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost when he was eight years old. Blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the irrepressibly optimistic Dirt hits the road in search of his folks with the support of millions of radio listeners. "Joe Dirt" opens in theatres nationwide on Wednesday, April 11, 2001.

Nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for his role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on "Just Shoot Me," Spade was previously best known for his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Spade co-starred with SNL alumnus Chris Farley in the films "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep," and the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for "Best On-Screen Duo" for the former. His other feature credits include "Reality Bites," "Light Sleeper," "Coneheads," "PCU," "8 Heads In a Duffel Bag," "Senseless," and the animated films "Rugrats: The Movie" and "Beavis & Butthead Do America."

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Washington, D.C.: I think one reason your comedy is so successful is that we catch your characters saying the sarcastic, mean things that we all wish we could say.

Do you agree? -- and what else would you say about what's funny in general and what's funny about what you do?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


washingtonpost.com: How did you come up with the idea for the script for "Joe Dirt"? How long did it take you to write it?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


Washington, D.C.: What's it like wearing a mullet?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


Arlington, Va.: Saw you last night on Dennis Miller's show on HBO, talking about your definition of "cool." Who's the coolest person you've worked with?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


washingtonpost.com: How did you think last week's Just Shoot Me show worked with the viewers picking the ending via e-mail? Wasn't the ending the one that the show wanted viewers to pick?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


Ellensburg, Wash.: What are you going to do after "Joe Dirt"? It looks like it might be a hit! What other projects are you working on now?

washingtonpost.com: Will you bring back the character Joe Dirt?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


washingtonpost.com: How well did you work with your cast? What was it like working with Kid Rock?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


Washington, D.C.: Do you consider yourself a sex object? What was it like to work with supermodels on the set of "Just Shoot Me"?

David Spade: Real Video: Click here to view the answer.


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