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Performing Arts: Discussion

An Evening with Elliott Gould


Monday Dec 3, 2012 (7pm)



Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (Venue Partner)

3200 California St


Directions: California at Presidio


$15 - 30

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Elliott Gould is that rare breed of longtime Hollywood actor who straddles the line between bit parts and big-time fame. At the (arguable) height of his career in the 1970s, Gould starred as Trapper John McIntyre in M*A*S*H (1970), which earned him a TIME Magazine cover calling him "a star for an uptight age"; and as Ted Henderson in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), which earned him an Oscar nomination. (Of his 1970 Academy Awards experience, Gould said, "I don't put the Award down. But, at my sanest, I would rather have a good three-man basketball game than sit here in my monkey suit.") Gould hasn't lost his relevance in the decades since; his notable roles include turns in Friends (as Monica and Ross's dad, Jack), American History X (1998), the Ocean's Eleven series, Law & Order, and CSI. Come hear Gould speak to his self-described "very deep Jewish identity," the acting life, and more, with his characteristic humor and intellect, at JCCSF tonight.

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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco says…

As the embodiment of a disenchanted youth culture, he starred in films like M*A*S*H, Getting Straight and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. The witty yet modest actor gained a new audience with his recurring role on Friends and in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s series and continues to work on new television and film projects.