Five Favorite Films with Craig Ferguson
The star of How to Train Your Dragon loves watching Nazis get killed.
Craig Ferguson is a man of many talents. He's been, among other things, a milkman, a bouncer, a punk rock drummer, a standup comedian, an author, an actor, and, most prominently, the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His latest gig is in the CGI adventure How to Train Your Dragon, as the voice of Gobber, a Viking warrior who offers instruction in the fine art of dragon slaying. In an interview with RT, Ferguson shared some of his favorite movies, and discussed late-night TV and his wild job history -- all the while employing more salty language than one usually expects when discussing a kids movie.
Right now, at the moment, I would say Inglourious Basterds
. Come on, how can you go wrong? "Killin' Nazis" to the sound of good music? There's nothing wrong with that. You know, it's got a great bad guy in the movie, I love Quentin Tarantino, and it's "killin' Nazis." It's the best thing you can do in a movie. So I love that.
Let's see, what other movies do I like... Night of the Hunter
. It's a great movie, with Robert Mitchum doing that kind of creepy voice [mumbles]. I really love that movie.
Run Lola Run
is a movie that I really love. It's very much of its time. I watched it recently, and it's kind of funny; it doesn't age that well, but I loved it at the time. And I did a movie around the same time called Saving Grace
. Run Lola Run
won Sundance the year before us, and then we won at Sundance for Saving Grace
-- we won the Audience Award -- and I remember thinking, "Oh my God!" You know, I can't believe that we would even be in the same league. That's when Sundance had movies and stuff -- before, like, f---ing drink commercials or whatever the f--- they do, some kind of Hollywood ski vacation. But I really loved Run Lola Run
. It had a really nice feel to it.
The Name of the Rose
. That's a cool movie. You got Sean Connery, you got a detective story, you got a bit of gay monk sex. Can't go wrong with that. If you're Scottish and you don't like Sean Connery movies, there's something f---in' wrong with you. Actually, if you're human and you don't like Sean Connery movies, there's something wrong with you.
Next, Ferguson explains why he's a different kind of late-night host, and why he loves the U.S.A.
Another movie I really like is Carry on Screaming!
For my money, it's the best of the Carry On
movies. It has Dan Dann the Lavatory Man, and also [chuckles] Oddbod and Oddbod Junior, the two monsters.
RT: For Americans who don't understand the appeal of the Carry On films, could you sum it up for us?
CF: Yeah -- dirty jokes and breasts.