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As Jamie Lee Curtis picked up her first trophy ever at the 45th Annual Saturn Awards Friday night, she had a good luck charm on her arm: former manager Chuck Binder, whom she said was the reason she became an actor.
“I was in college and had no thought of being an actor,” Curtis told Variety ahead of her best actress win for “Halloween.” “I came home from college at Christmas, and an old friend of mine who used to be a tennis teacher was managing actors. He said, ‘They’re looking for Nancy Drew. Do you want to go up for it? And I was like, ‘Sure.’”
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Although Curtis didn’t get the part, she was hooked, and after a series of wins and losses, she landed the role that kicked off her career. “I ended up with an [acting] contract at Universal Studios,” she continued. “I quit college, and was an actor for about a year on a TV show. Then, I got fired. Then, Chuck, who at that time was my manager, put me up for Halloween. Had I not run into Chuck Binder on that day over Christmas, I would have never been an actor.”
“I would’ve been a police officer,” she continued. “He’s my date tonight, because I thought he’d bring me luck, and although he’s not my manager and we haven’t worked together in 30, 40 years, he is the reason...
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