Michael recently had a chat with ESPN’s Marty Smith to share a few memories about the timeless classic Days of Thunder, and considers how the 1990 film has impacted the sport as we know it today.
“I had just moved to California, and I got cast in ‘Days of Thunder’ two weeks after I landed,” Rooker said. “And there I went, off to the Southeast, which is where I’m from originally, Jasper, Alabama. So I came down here and got to see all my relatives, and got to be in a great movie.”
It is a great movie, and Rooker stole the show. With a “try-me” glare that suggested he’d wreck his momma to win and has since become a signature of his characters, he looked the part. Asked who he studied to bring to life the Rowdy Burns character, Rooker howled in laughter…
Check out the full interview over at espn.go.com !