Emilio Estevez Is Making Great Films, Doesn't Do Breakfast Club Reunions

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin show

Summary: <p>By the time Emilio Estevez was 23, he'd starred in <em>The Outsiders</em>, <em>Repo Man</em>, <em>The Breakfast Club</em>, and <em>St. Elmo’s Fire</em>.  As the son of Martin Sheen, he was Hollywood royalty, and as a member of the "brat pack" group of early-80s stars, he was a hot commodity.  But he started turning down big roles to become the youngest person ever to write, direct, and star in a major motion picture.  Estevez tells Alec that his script for that movie was "terrible," -- but it was risky, ambitious movie-making at a time when he didn't have to take risks.  Estevez occasionally returned to "just acting" after that, for beloved performances in <em>Men at Work</em>, <em>The Mighty Ducks</em>, and more -- but his heart beats for his writer/director projects like 2006’s RFK masterpiece <em>Bobby</em>, nominated for a Best Film Golden Globe.  His latest is <em>The Public</em>, about a fictional occupation of the Cincinnati Public Library by the city's homeless.  Alec plays the police negotiator.  The two actors discuss their collaboration -- plus growing up a Sheen, Francis Ford Coppola's brutal audition process, and whether actors should participate in the fan culture surrounding cult films like <em>The Breakfast Club</em>.</p>