Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955), known professionally as Griffin Dunne, is an American actor, film producer and film director.
Acting is what I originally wanted to do. Unfortunately, the business of being an actor is a lot more disheartening than the business of being a producer. As an actor you're beholden to the material and taste of other people who are developing projects you may or may not get in. As a producer you come up with the idea.
You're more open-minded when you know you're not listening to ideas with a gun to your head.
I've always been schizophrenic. I've never been interested in limiting myself. I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first. I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer.
|Full Name at Birth||Thomas Griffin Dunne|
|Date of Birth||June 8, 1955|
|Birthplace||New York, NY|
|Height||5' 7" (170 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Distinctive Features||Dimple in his chinFloppy hairMichael Douglas-like voice|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
|Claim to Fame||An American Werewolf in London|
|Mother||Ellen Griffin Dune|