Happy Birthday: Tim Matheson

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timmatheson.jpgTim Matheson

Born: December 31, 1947 in Glendale, California, USA

(2009, on The West Wing) So dear to my heart. The finest group of actors, the best directors, the best writers… as good as any that I’ve ever worked with. The funny thing about it is-and I don’t know what Aaron Sorkin says about it-but I’m convinced it was a comedy. It’s a very intellectual and cerebral comedy, but it was SportsNight in the White House. It had an energy and a vitality and an intelligence and a passion that’s rare. And it was extremely difficult to do, because they were so demanding about the dialogue. You had to say it exactly as written, to the punctuation. And if you didn’t, you’d do it again. But it was so worthwhile. It was one of the few times you realize, “I should say this dialogue the way it’s written, because it’s…

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