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Actor Michael Rooker

Rooker appears in two recently-released films -- the big budget action flick Days of Thunder, and the independently produced Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. He was born into a poor, predominantly white town in Alabama, and later moved to a black neighborhood in Chicago. After growing up among people working 15-hour days, it took Rooker until his early twenties to believe that acting could be a real job.

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Other segments from the episode on July 24, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 24, 1990: Interview with Jack Valenti, Wayne Wang, and Russell Schwartz; Review of Harry Connick, Jr.'s albums "Lofty Roach Souffle" and "We Are in Love"; Interview…

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