Jeff Daniels Was Supposed to Take Over the Family Lumber Business

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin show

Summary: <p>By 1976, college student Jeff Daniels was pretty sure he didn't want to follow his father into the Michigan lumber trade.  But he wasn't sure he could make it as a working actor -- until one of the founders of Manhattan's legendary Circle Repertory Company spotted him at Eastern Michigan University.  It was a short hop from Circle Rep to his screen breakthrough in <em>Terms of Endearment</em>, but Daniels' commitment to the stage has never waned.  That commitment bore a Tony nomination this year (Daniels' third) for his magnificent performance in Aaron Sorkin's <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> adaptation on Broadway.  Daniels and Alec discuss the craft required to play Atticus Finch, the very different craft required to play alongside Jim Carrey in <em>Dumb &amp; Dumber</em>, and Daniels' unusual decision to move back to his Michigan hometown with his wife and child while building a Hollywood career.</p>