Peter Fonda is a renowned Hollywood actor who, as a child actor in the 1960s, was known for his roles in films such as Rocky IV, The Man with the Golden Arm and In the Heat of the Night.
But in an interview with The Times of India, Fonda said that his childhood passion was to film the adventures of Captain Nemo and his friends.
“I remember going to the local theatre to see the films, but my favourite was Captain Nemosu, because of its innocence,” he said.
“The little kids could see the real story behind them, they were playing.
That’s what really fascinated me.”
He said he grew up “very much” in the movies.
“And I’m very much like many of them.
I loved them.”
“I wanted to become an actor.
I didn’t want to be a soldier.
I wanted to be the best actor I could be.
I knew it wasn’t going to happen in Hollywood, but I still wanted to do it.
I had to work.”
Fonda’s career has been marred by personal tragedy.
His father was killed in a car crash while he was 12.
He was born in a foster home and moved to the US when he was 17.
In 2005, Fondo married the actress Margo Martindale.
“She is my soulmate,” he told The Times.
“She has always been my biggest fan, and she’s a huge fan of my movies.
I miss her every day.”
The actor said that he never lost touch with his family and was grateful to have his life taken away.
“There are times when I think, I just have to be in my own life and I can’t go anywhere.
I have to make sure I have the right people for me to be with,” he added.
“My mother was a very loving mother.
She was always there to help me.
She loved me and always was there for me.”
When he was in India, the actor travelled to Sri Lanka and the Himalayan mountains to film scenes.
“They have a very deep sense of justice, which is why they don’t allow tourists,” he remarked.
Fondas wife of over 30 years, Margo, has a passion for theatre.
She said that it is her passion that has allowed her to support her husband’s career, “and to make films that are both funny and poignant.”
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