Judd Hirsch is ball of kinetic verbal energy.
He speaks rapidly, often flitting from subject to subject, while having a memory for dates like a steel trap.
"I practically live in the past," Hirsch noted. "I remember everything."
Like working with the film noir actor Sterling Hayden ("The Killing") in the 1978 film "The King of the Gypsies."
"He was on his way out," said Hirsch. "He was a living on a barge in the Seine and smoking marijuana all the time in his trailer. He had a problem with his lines."
Hirsch has fonder memories of the late influential comic Andy Kaufman, who starred with...