New York, Nov 16 : A new book has revealed how celebrities have had their lives changed by watching a particular movie, while others just remember the movie for its sex, nudity and power. The survey, on the stars and their most memorable movies, done by Robert Hofler was penned down in a book titled "Variety's 'The Movie That Changed My Life'," and produced by Da Capo Press in March.
First at the top was Canadian actor Seth Rogen, who found the characters in the movie 'Clerks' similar to those in his real life.
"It was the first movie I saw where the characters were talking like me and my friends . . . about 'Star Wars' and (oral sex) and what have you," the New York Post quoted him as saying.
Next was American comedian Steve Carell, who first viewed a naked woman's breast in 'Ryan's Daughter'.
"It was the first naked woman's breast I ever saw, and that completely changed my life," he said.
American actress Anne Hathaway had her first sexual surprise in 'Pretty Woman'.
"When I was 17 . . . I [realized], 'Oh my God, she's giving him a [bleep] in that scene'," she exclaimed.
For stand-up comedian Bill Maher the brutal killing of his favourite actress 'Where the Boys Are' got to him.
"I had a [bleep] for [Yvette Mimieux]. She's crossing the highway and gets hit by a car, because the girl who [bleeps] has to be killed. Cut down like a slaughtered pig!" he said.
Comedian Kathy Griffin wanted to boss people around when she saw 'Working Girl'.
"I wanted to be Sigourney Weaver, the boss who orders people around," she said.
American fashion consultant Tim Gunn found 'Blow-Up' to be a highly sexual movie.
"It's an incredible fashion movie, one that is 9.8 on the sexual Richter scale," he stated.
American actor Jack Nicholson remembered Marlon Brando's movie 'On the Waterfront' as he had seen it 12 or 15 times.
"I was an assistant manager in the theatre in New Jersey when it played, so I probably saw it 12 or 15 times. One thing I knew is that I wasn't going to imitate Marlon Brando or I wouldn't go anywhere," he revealed.
For actor Robert Downey Jr., the movie 'The Bad News Bears' got him off.
"It's about a bunch of weirdos winning, and I really got off on that," he admitted.