Denis Leary - Denis Leary Surprised By Smithsonian Honour

Actor/funnyman Denis Leary was stunned when bosses at America's Smithsonian Museum asked for his clothing from hit firefighter drama Rescue Me and still expects them to have second thoughts about the induction of his character.
Leary and co-creator Peter Tolan will present objects from the acclaimed TV series to the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (14Jul11). The objects will join the museum's popular culture history collections, which is full of notable items from television history.
And Leary, though thrilled by the honour, fears the Smithsonian officials have the wrong guy.
He says, "I don't know how it happened... I think they actually think it's (Willem) Dafoe - they think Dafoe plays the guy. So, when I get there on Thursday, and they get a good look, they're gonna go, 'Wait a minute, we thought you were the Platoon guy!'
"It's (character) Tommy Gavin's helmet and bunker jacket that's going in."


Tags: Denis Leary


More Denis Leary

Jessica Alba Is Classy In Glowing Gown At The 2014 NYWIFT Designing Women Awards

'Sin City' actress Jessica Alba looked positively glowing in her stunning strapless bronze gown at the 2014 NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television)...

Emma Stone Is Joined By Paul Giamatti At 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' NY Premiere - Part 5

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' stars Emma Stone and Paul Giamatti made their entrances on the red carpet at the New York premiere of the movie....

The Amazing Spiderman 2 - Clips Trailer

Peter Parker is facing a period of deep confusion in every aspect of his life. No longer is everything black and white, nor is it...

Denis Leary's 'Sirens' Fails To Lure The Critics - Reviews Roundup

Loosly based upon the British series of the same name, Sirens follows three narcissistic, self-destructive paramedics with difficult interpersonal relationships as they try to save...


Draft Day Trailer

Sonny Weaver, Jr. is the general manager of National Football League team the Cleveland Browns who is faced with immediate dismissal if he does not...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

Peter Parker has always had difficulty trying to prioritise his life. There's the personal side of it; the ordinary teenage angst, trying to hold down...

'Sandlot' Actor Arrested For Cop Headbutt, But Let's Remember The Movie

Sandlot actor Tom Guiry, who played Smalls in the hit movie of the 1990s, has been arrested for headbutting a cop and trying to kick...

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Cast Attend The 'Be Amazing' Volunteer Initiative Event In Brooklyn

'The Amazing Spider-Man' stars Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Emma stone along with director Marc Webb pose for the press at the 'Be...



Denis Leary Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Denis Leary

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All