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Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA - which once led to an unfortunate incident on ''The Rosie O'Donnell Show'' where the very liberal Rosie deviated from their original topic of his current acting projects to roast him about his conservative politics, which, ironically, had more viewers siding with him than with her. [[CallToAgriculture 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 - which once led to an unfortunate incident on ''The Rosie O'Donnell Show'' where the very liberal Rosie deviated from their original topic of his current acting projects to roast him about his conservative politics, which, ironically, had more viewers siding with him than with her. [[CallToAgriculture He lives on an avocado farm]], farm, which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."



* AuthorAppeal: The character of Jesse Stone normally used a .38-caliber revolver in the original novels, but owing to Selleck's preferences, he uses a 1911-style automatic in the TV movies.



* CallToAgriculture: Lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, joking that he works "for less than anyone I can hire." Ironically, he doesn't like avocados.
* NiceGuy: He is generally regarded as a very nice man in the industry. Could very well be seen as a GentleGiant.


* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 70 yet doesn't look too far removed from his ''Magnum'' heyday. [[http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/then-and-now-tom-selleck.jpg Here's a side-by-side comparison between his hit 1980s show and his hit 2010s show.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 70 yet doesn't look too far removed from his ''Magnum'' heyday. [[http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/then-and-now-tom-selleck.jpg Here's a side-by-side comparison between his hit 1980s show and his hit 2010s show.]]


->''"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."''

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->''"I was Planning planning to Go 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."''



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 Indiana Jones ended up going to some guy named Creator/HarrisonFord.)

After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''High Road to China,'' ''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 Creator/KevinKline in ''Film/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 ''Literature/JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA - which once led to an unfortunate incident on the Rosie O'Donnell show where the very liberal Rosie deviated from their original topic of his current acting projects to roast him about his conservative politics, which, ironically, had more viewers siding with him than with her. [[CallToAgriculture 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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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 ''Magnum'' wouldn't release him for other projects. (The projects; the role of Indiana Jones Franchise/IndianaJones ended up going to some guy named Creator/HarrisonFord.)

Creator/HarrisonFord.

After Magnum, ''Magnum'', he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''High Road to China,'' ''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 Creator/KevinKline in ''Film/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 ''Literature/JesseStone'' series of TV movies.

Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA - which once led to an unfortunate incident on the ''The Rosie O'Donnell show Show'' where the very liberal Rosie deviated from their original topic of his current acting projects to roast him about his conservative politics, which, ironically, had more viewers siding with him than with her. [[CallToAgriculture He lives on an avocado farm]], which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."



* AuthorAppeal: The character of Jesse Stone normally used a .38-caliber revolver in the original novels, but owing to Selleck's preferences, he uses a 1911-style automatic in the TV movies.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was Creator/StevenSpielberg's first choice for the role of Franchise/IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to ''Series/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 Creator/HarrisonFord had already been cast.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was He was Creator/StevenSpielberg's first choice for the role of Franchise/IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to ''Series/MagnumPI''.
** Funny though that due to a strike,
''Series/MagnumPI''. Amusingly in hindsight, production on the show was pushed back far enough due to a strike that Selleck very well could have shot ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', but by then Creator/HarrisonFord had already been cast.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was Creator/StevenSpielberg's first choice for the role of Franchise/IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to ''Series/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 Creator/HarrisonFord had already been cast.


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* CallToAgriculture: Lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, joking that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."

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* CallToAgriculture: Lives on an avocado farm, which he operates himself, joking that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."" Ironically, he doesn't like avocados.


* TranquilFury: Selleck is a pretty big guy(6'4"), and has always used this to his advantage when his characters get angry: he never yells or raises his voice, but when he wants to look pissed off, he can look ''pissed off''.

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* TranquilFury: Selleck is a pretty big guy(6'4"), guy (6'4"), and has always used this to his advantage when his characters get angry: he never yells or raises his voice, but when he wants to look pissed off, he can look ''pissed off''.

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* TranquilFury: Selleck is a pretty big guy(6'4"), and has always used this to his advantage when his characters get angry: he never yells or raises his voice, but when he wants to look pissed off, he can look ''pissed off''.


'''Thomas William Selleck''', from UsefulNotes/{{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 ''Series/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.

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'''Thomas Thomas William Selleck''', Selleck, from UsefulNotes/{{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 ''Series/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.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was Creator/StevenSpielberg's first choice for the role of Franchise/IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to ''Series/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 Creator/HarrisonFord had already been cast.


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 ''Series/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.

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Thomas '''Thomas William Selleck, Selleck''', from Detroit UsefulNotes/{{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 ''Series/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.


Selleck is an avid gun collector, and is a member of the NRA - which once led to an unfortunate incident on the Rosie O'Donnell show where the very liberal Rosie deviated from their original topic of his current acting projects to roast him about his conservative politics, which, ironically, had more viewers siding with him than with her. [[{{CallToAgriculture}} 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 - which once led to an unfortunate incident on the Rosie O'Donnell show where the very liberal Rosie deviated from their original topic of his current acting projects to roast him about his conservative politics, which, ironically, had more viewers siding with him than with her. [[{{CallToAgriculture}} [[CallToAgriculture He lives on an avocado farm]], which he operates himself, citing that he works "for less than anyone I can hire."



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] first choice for the role of Franchise/IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to ''Series/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 HarrisonFord had already been cast.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg's]] Creator/StevenSpielberg's first choice for the role of Franchise/IndianaJones, but had to turn down the role because of contractual obligations to ''Series/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 ''Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ark'', but by then HarrisonFord Creator/HarrisonFord had already been cast.


* OlderThanTheyLook: He's almost 70, and doesn't look it.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's almost 70, and 70 yet doesn't look it.too far removed from his ''Magnum'' heyday. [[http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/then-and-now-tom-selleck.jpg Here's a side-by-side comparison between his hit 1980s show and his hit 2010s show.]]


After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''High Road to China,'' ''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 KevinKline 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.

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After Magnum, he turned to film almost exclusively, appearing in ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', ''High Road to China,'' ''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 KevinKline Creator/KevinKline in ''InAndOut''. ''Film/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'' ''Literature/JesseStone'' series of TV movies.


* NiceGuy: He is generally regarded as a very nice man in the industry. Could very well be seen as a GentleGiant.

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* NiceGuy: He is generally regarded as a very nice man in the industry. Could very well be seen as a GentleGiant. GentleGiant.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's almost 70, and doesn't look it.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's almost 70, and doesn't look it.

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