David Schwimmer, 'Madagascar 3' Star, On Why He Wants To Be Part Of The Xanth Movies
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David Schwimmer is an enigma to me. So much so, that I called him one during our recent interview. Since "Friends" ended in 2004, Schwimmer -- part actor, part director, part "Xanth" fan who really wants to be in the movie adaptation (we'll get to that) -- is the hardest former cast member to label. And, as I found out, that's the way he likes it.
Schwimmer is promoting "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," where he reprises the role of Melman, a neurotic giraffe, who -- along with his friends -- is trying to return to the Central Park Zoo in New York City. When I met Schwimmer in his Manhattan hotel room -- a room that featured a quite illustrious buffet; Schwimmer swears it wasn't all his -- he was very polite but, well, much nerdier than I expected. For instance, Schwimmer is such a huge fan of the "John Carter of Mars" book series that he pulled some strings in an effort to get a role in the film version. Along those lines, he also has a message for Peter Jackson, should the "Hob
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