A man may be known by the tree he trims… which one are you? Detail from 1950 Hunter’s Whiskey ad.
|JESSE EISENBERG:||People on the street say mean things to me.|
|JESSE EISENBERG:||I get called Napoleon Dynamite because I have curly hair. I live in New York City and I ride a bicycle. I always bike down 9th Avenue and there’s this kid who goes to school there named Abraham. Every time I pass him, he calls me Napoleon Dynamite. He screams it out and his friends laugh. That was a fine movie but I wasn’t in it.|
|INTERVIEWER:||What do you say back?|
|JESSE EISENBERG:||I say, “Please Abraham, I’m not that man.”|
Being with him made my brain quiet. I didn’t have to invent a thing.