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25th Apr '13 4:25:53 AM Frank75
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->''"I was Planning to Go into Architecture. But when I arrived (to sign up for courses) Architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it. So I signed up for acting instead."''
-->-- '''Tom Selleck'''

Thomas William Selleck, from Detroit Michigan (born on January 29, 1945), is an American actor, director, producer, and political activist. His early career is filled with television commercials and minor roles as boyfriends, best friends, cowboys, cops, and lawyers. In 1980, he enjoyed his first big... no, make that ''frickin' huge''... break when he was cast as Thomas Magnum in ''MagnumPI'', a role he continued with until the series was cancelled in 1988. During his time on ''Magnum'', he became one of the most bankable stars on television.

He [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was offered the lead role]] in a little film called ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', but in the end had to turn it down because the producers of Magnum wouldn't release him for other projects. (The role of IndianaJones ended up going to some guy named Creator/HarrisonFord.)

After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''Series/BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA. [[{{CallToAgriculture}} He lives on an avocado farm]], which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."

!!Tropes relating to Mr. Selleck:
* BadassMoustache: Probably one of the most famous examples in modern American media.
* CallToAgriculture: Lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, joking that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was [[StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] first choice for the role of IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to MagnumPI.
** Funny though that due to a strike, production on the show was pushed back far enough that Selleck very well could have shot Raiders of the Lost Ark, but by then Harrison Ford had already been cast.


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->''"I was Planning to Go into Architecture. But when I arrived (to sign up for courses) Architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it. So I signed up for acting instead."''
-->-- '''Tom Selleck'''

Thomas William Selleck, from Detroit Michigan (born on January 29, 1945), is an American actor, director, producer, and political activist. His early career is filled with television commercials and minor roles as boyfriends, best friends, cowboys, cops, and lawyers. In 1980, he enjoyed his first big... no, make that ''frickin' huge''... break when he was cast as Thomas Magnum in ''MagnumPI'', a role he continued with until the series was cancelled in 1988. During his time on ''Magnum'', he became one of the most bankable stars on television.

He [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was offered the lead role]] in a little film called ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', but in the end had to turn it down because the producers of Magnum wouldn't release him for other projects. (The role of IndianaJones ended up going to some guy named Creator/HarrisonFord.)

After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''Series/BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA. [[{{CallToAgriculture}} He lives on an avocado farm]], which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."

!!Tropes relating to Mr. Selleck:
* BadassMoustache: Probably one of the most famous examples in modern American media.
* CallToAgriculture: Lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, joking that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was [[StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] first choice for the role of IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to MagnumPI.
** Funny though that due to a strike, production on the show was pushed back far enough that Selleck very well could have shot Raiders of the Lost Ark, but by then Harrison Ford had already been cast.


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15th Apr '13 8:15:22 AM spongeboy1985
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** Funny though that due to a strike, Production on the show was pushed back far enough that Selleck very well could have shot Raiders of the Lost Ark, but by then Ford had already been Cast.


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** Funny though that due to a strike, Production production on the show was pushed back far enough that Selleck very well could have shot Raiders of the Lost Ark, but by then Harrison Ford had already been Cast.

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15th Apr '13 8:14:15 AM spongeboy1985
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\n**Funny though that due to a strike, Production on the show was pushed back far enough that Selleck very well could have shot Raiders of the Lost Ark, but by then Ford had already been Cast.

22nd Feb '13 7:07:33 PM Divra
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\n* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was [[StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] first choice for the role of IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to MagnumPI.

21st Feb '13 6:58:56 PM StarSword
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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''BlueBloods'' ''Series/BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.
15th Jan '13 10:19:32 PM odysseus56
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* BadassMoustache: Probably one of the most famous examples in modern American media.
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!!Tropes relating to Mr. Selleck:
* CallToAgriculture: Lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, joking that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."

14th Jan '13 11:42:54 AM odysseus56
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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.
14th Jan '13 11:42:45 AM odysseus56
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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring in the regular series ''BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''Mister Baseball'', ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby'', and ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', a role that he considers his personal best. In 1997, the solidly conservative Selleck played against type to portray an openly gay reporter who has an affair with Kevin Kline in ''InAndOut''. These days he's mostly back to television, starring as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the regular series ''BlueBloods'' and appearing in the ''JesseStone'' series of TV movies.
14th Jan '13 11:40:31 AM odysseus56
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Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA. He lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."


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Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA. [[{{CallToAgriculture}} He lives on an avocado farm, farm]], which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."

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