Awards season is in full swing, and you're probably wondering "Hey Bobcat Goldthwait, co-star of the Police Academy movies, auteur of 'Shakes the Clown' and director of 'Windy City Heat,' what's been going down since you tried to set Jay Leno's couch on fire?
Lucky you, because the UK's Independent is running an in-depth feature on the chronicles of young Bob, including a foiled plot to projectile vomit on Kathie Lee Gifford and grossing out porn stars with the premise of his overlooked Sleeping Dogs. The interview's loaded with good-natured observations, e.g.:
On his early claim to fame:
"Interviewers tend to bring up Police Academy in the belief that it will annoy me . . . but you don't get involved in Police Academy and think: hey, this is really high art. I believe I was the first person to call Police Academy a piece of s#^%. Which doesn't mean I'm ashamed of those films. I'd compare having appeared in Police Academy with having a porn past. When people mention it, it's as if they're saying: 'You starred in Assblasters, didn't you?'
About working with Johnny Depp and Paul Reubens in Blow:
"The three of us were in a scene together. I said: 'Is anybody here not on probation?' We were like the Community Service Players. Johnny Depp says, 'What did you do?' I said, 'I set The Tonight Show on fire. You smashed up that hotel in New York.' We looked at Paul Rubens and then we said… well… er, anyhow…"
On the Hollywood Roller Coaster O' Fame:
"You start making money in LA. You get a business manager. He tells you to buy a home. The next thing you know you wake up one morning and you're in a terrible talking-horse movie."
While Sleeping Dogs Lie, Goldthwait's most recent girl-admits-to-beastiality-past movie makes its theatrical debut in the UK, check it out on DVD April 10.