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January 03, 2008

"You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?"

You're William Shatner, baby! I thought we could use some lighter fare on this caucus night. It turns out Shatner has been doing Priceline commercials for ten years. Has it really been that long?

His career appeared to be winding down when he started in 1998. Shatner thinks the commercials may have had something to do with his recent success:

"It's possible that when I was being amusing in these commercials, David Kelly saw them and brought me to mind for a part in 'Boston Legal,' " Shatner said on the set in Koreatown.

[...]

Shatner said he turned down commercials early in his career "because they lacked purity or art" -- and then realized commercials could be art too.

I suspect his attitude change also helped. Since he met a sense of humor, he's been in a bunch of movies and TV shows, some serious, but many in which he plays a caricature of his old self. I especially liked him as Stan Fields in Miss Congeniality and on his Comedy Central roast.

When he started the Priceline commercials, I was in high school and spending all my time on diving and band. What were you doing?


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