Danny DeVito’s Children Influence His Movie Roles

Throughout his acting career, funny man Danny DeVito, 67, has played a multitude of diverse roles. Whether it be the delusional Martini in the 1975 drama One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, a comical swindler in the 1985 romantic adventure film The Jewel of the Nile or a corrupt, waddling bird lover in the 1992 American superhero film Batman Returns, Danny always seems to deliver.

The It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star recently opened up about his latest film endeavour – lending his voice to play the Lorax in the Dr. Suess’ computer-animated 3-D film The Lorax – and how his three children Lucy, 28, Grace, 26, and Jacob, 24, play a big part in his roles.

“I’m doing it for our kids,” the star tells For Kids Entertainment about his role in The Lorax. “And I’m doing it for us, too, because what I found about The Lorax was I do everything pretty much the same wheelhouse of characters, whether I’m in Twins [Movie] or I’m in Matilda or I’m in Sunny [It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia], but a little bit more extreme in some cases.”

When asked if he sees any of his children in Ted or in Audrey – two characters from The Lorax – Danny was quick to reply.

Yes. Well, I’ve seen my son look do-eyed at a young woman and win her over. He’s a romantic. And my daughters are also. I don’t know how it is with you guys, but in our family, the girls talk to me and we have a great relationship. They’re 28 and 26 now, and both have boyfriends. But, we’ve never talked about anything like dating or what would you. I gave them all kinds of really good advice, and Rhea too has given them all kinds of good advice.”

Continue reading Danny’s interview with For Kids Entertainment now and be sure to check out The Lorax, due to hit theaters on March 2, 2012.

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  • polly

    A really beautiful and happy family

  • Danny DeVito’s a great character actor and a sweet guy! I learned that after he co-produced Man on the Moon, (a bio pic of his Taxi Co-star, Andy Kaufman). After that movie, I became a Fan and love watching him on talk shows like Inside the Actor’s Studio! Glad to read that he has a great relationship with his kids. Can’t say I’m surprised.

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