Meet the Wedding Party: Michael Spence, Reader

What They Say About The Wedding
Staring Carma and Christopher:

“Laugh-out-loud funny!”
“Fun for the whole family!”
“Controversial and thought-provoking”
“I laughed, I cried.”
“An instant classic.”
~ Michael Spence

Meet the Stars of The Wedding:
Reader ….. Michael Spence

Mike SpenceAhh, Carma. Seems like I’ve known her forever. Well, it’s really been just a blip, geologically speaking, but for me it feels like a lifetime. Wait, it has been a lifetime, short perhaps a few months. Our fathers each had the incredible foresight to be related to one another, and have children, thus making it easier for us to be cousins. I also think our early manic consumption of fantasy and sci-fi helped strengthen our familial bond.

Spence kids at La Brea Tar Pits, circa 1970s

Taken at LaBrea Tar Pits sometime in the 1970s.
From left to right: Carma, Mike, Jeff (Mike’s bother) and Toni (Carma’s sister).

Stats

Top 3 Favorite Films

  1. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  2. Spirited Away (2001)
  3. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

Fun Facts

One would think I’d have outgrown my childish love of fantasy and sic-fi writing, but it’s only become stronger; an addiction to take to the grave.

Q&A

Question: If a movie were made of your life, what actor (past or present) would you want to play you, and why?

Answer: If a movie were made of my life, wrestler/actor Steve Austin would probably be physically closest. I’d like to think my life deserves the solid integrity of Sidney Poitier (To Sir, With Love) and poetic grace of Jose Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac), but to be honest, it is more likely the clueless optimism of Donald Sutherland (Kelly’s Heroes) and stultifying academicity (that’s right, academicity) of Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man).

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold
Steve Austin
Public Domain Image

Mike Spence

Mike Spence

Sidney Poitier

By The White House,
White House video (around 29:10),
Public Domain

Jose Ferrer

By Crisis
Trailer screenshot
[Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons

Donald Sutherland

By Manfred Werner (Tsui)
Own work,
CC BY-SA 3.0

Dustin Hoffman

By Georges Biard
CC BY-SA 3.0

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