Salaam Cinema

How did you get into fiIms?
Like them,
I came aIong to act.

Look at me.
Didn't you repIy
to a smaII ad in the newspaper?

Didn't you start
with a waIk-on part?

And when I said you'd be right
for the roIe of ''The CycIist'',

you didn't teII me
you had a broken Ieg, did you?

How Iong did it take you
to bend it?

A month.
Didn't I aIso ask you
to Iose weight?

I Iost 18 kiIos.
How Iong did you practice
to achieve the character's siIence?

A Iong time.
How Iong?
Ever since that day, I've aIways
been very siIent, as you know.

You too have faiIed, ZinaI.
You didn't act weII enough.

Everyone has faiIed!
You're aII eIiminated.
You've aII passed.
I'm going to shoot.
FaII down.

TeII me which actor you Iook Iike.
Akbar Abdi.
Joe Don Baker.
Steve McQueen.
Kirk DougIas.
Jeff Bridges and Harrison Ford.
MaIak Motiie.
Tom Davis.
AIain DeIon.
ArnoId Schwarzenegger.
A Iot of peopIe teII me
I Iook Iike

MariIyn Monroe
or Jennifer Jones.
I Iook Iike
PauI Newman when he was young.
You can Iaugh,
but that's what my friends say.

But it's up to you to judge
my physique and have the finaI say.