Exclusive Bucky Larson: Kevin Nealon Talks to Movie Fanatic

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Late last week, Kevin Nealon met with Movie Fanatic at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and gave us an exclusive look inside the world of the Happy Madison production team that created Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.

The actor also provided us with an inside look at how Saturday Night Live shapes and centers a comic actor -- a priceless addition to any performer’s toolbox.

Nick Swardson and Kevin Nealon in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star

In Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, Nealon plays the roommate of the title character played by Nick Swardson. The role allowed Nealon to let loose and show a side of him rarely seen on screen.

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star follows the title character, as played by Swardson, an Iowa young man who without a job or hope, heads to his friends’ house for an evening movie. The film they take in is porn from the 1970s and it stars, to Bucky’s amazement, his parents. Suddenly, Bucky feels he has a calling. He moves to Los Angeles and the film follows his exploits in becoming the star of the film’s title.
Kevin Nealon in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star

Nealon dishes what it was like to work with Swardson, as well as why he relishes his roles in the movies from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison -- who produced Bucky Larson. Nealon has starred in Sandler’s Just Go With It, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Anger Management and Little Nicky to name a few.

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