That’s scary at first because blaming others is easier than owning things yourself. So instead of pretending I was afraid, I admitted I was lazy and got to work on my book.
I turned in a 30,000 word outline for it last week.
The feel-good martial arts flick that turned a Jersey boy and a humble Japanese immigrant into one of the greatest underdog duos celebrates its 30th anniversary on June 22nd. But as I get "younger" or shall we say "attempt to age gracefully"—when I meet those who were/are inspired by the story or connected personally with the characters; or learn that this film helped shape their childhood; or see parents share with their kids who can all recite so many moments that effected them on a human level—it's silly not to embrace that and be proud. though I certainly wouldn't trade it for anything. It reminds me of the impact the film has had for three decades and that it continues to resonate across generations... When you think of the original flick, what are some thoughts/emotions that immediately come to mind? The rush of emotion that struck me when first seeing it in a full theater. What aspects of it have stuck with you throughout your film career?
Ralph Macchio opens up to us about his best memories of 'Karate Kid,' his props to actor Pat Morita, and why he may have better genes than Rob Lowe. There are days when "Do the crane", "You really know Karate? Everyone doing "the crane" out in the parking lot after... We did a tremendous amount of rehearsals that the director videotaped—many available to be viewed on You Tube on director John Avildsen's You Tube page. I like to have that rehearsal time to process and explore.
Macchio started taking tap dancing lessons at the age of 3, and was discovered while performing an Eddie Cantor impression in a local dance recital at age 16.
An agent approached him and began sending him on auditions for commercials.
They married in 1987 and have two children, Daniel and Julia.
Macchio and his son, Daniel, made a series of shorts about safe driving for State Farm.
He continued to act, though, performing in a road production of Macchio met his wife, Phyllis Fierro, through his grandmother when he was 15.It really served the richness and layers within the characters and the scenes, whether emotional or action-based. "You're the best friend I ever had" for its pure honesty.What are some favorite memories you have of filming?Ponyboy Michael Curtis is the narrator and protagonist of the 1967 novel The Outsiders, and its 1983 film adaption. His parents were killed in an automobile accident just eight months before The Outsiders story takes place. Ponyboy is a fourteen-year old greaser who lives with his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darry on the lower-class east side of Tulsa, Oklahoma.