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♪ announcer: from our studios in new york, this is "charlie rose." -- charlie: kevin spacey is here. season four of "house of cards" premieres on march 4. here is a look. >> you have no idea what it means to have nothing. you don't value what we have achieved. i have testified for everything my entire life -- i have had to
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fight for everything my entire life. >> i saw the future. ourf future. >> had a future until you started destroying -- we had a future until you started destroying it. announcede: it was that spacey will become the head of the studio. newwill premiere a miniseries executive produced and guest narrated by, guest who -- guess who, kevin spacey.
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what is it about frank underwood? why do you like him? why do we find him fascinating? is it evil incarnate? it seems to me we could go back a long way and say we have been fascinated by politically -- political figures. frank underwood was born out of shakespeare. he was based on richard iii and to some degree iago. not macbeth, because macbeth hesitated. charlie: frank does not hesitate. kevin: a few ignore -- if you ignore the murder and the conniving, he does get used on. i think that is part of what attracts people to the show. charlie: do you think that the image of that is part of the reason that donald trump seems
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attractive to so many people? he appears to be able to say anything, do anything, and get things done, if you buy into his own sense of who he is? kevin: there is no doubt that he seems to have burrowed into an angry public. but looking for someone -- kevin: looking for someone who does it differently. i'm told there are great number of people in china who believe that i actually am the president of the united states. charlie: i'm told they love "house of cards" in china and that the leadership there, not a particular person, but members of the elite most of all. and they think of it as "this is america." kevin: there is another sidebar to that, which is that, apparently, the elites and all the people in government, you are right -- but for the common man, frank
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underwood is viewed as a man fighting against corruption, and he becomes something of a heroic figure because of that. charlie: best talk more about what's going to happen. she is out of the house. we get that from the promo. they are split. left: he meets them as we them in season three, having a little bit of an argument. the thing we have been loving exploring and continue to do so this in the now fourth season -- we've had horrific actors that had joined the cast -- terrific actors that have joined the cast. ellen burstyn. charlie: neve campbell. kevin: we are going to continue to explore what happens when people are in the middle of campaign -- a campaign and they have this marital strife. will they ultimately decide they are better off together, are they stronger, or are they better off a part? charlie: is that one of the
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questions being asked in season four of "house of cards"? kevin: sure. charlie: who is the toughest -- her or him? kevin: i think she is formidable and he would be nothing without her. charlie: what does she get him? kevin: everything. i think she gives himkevin: balance in lots of ways that he could not find on his own. if you want to call it the classic story, behind every -- i don't know if i want to call him a great man, because there are people who think he is more butiavellian than that -- certainly this remarkable woman. i think that robin's extraordinary portrayal will continue to grow and fascinate and confound people as it goes forward. charlie: do you want us to think hillary and bill -- kevin: a lot of people sort of said, that must be. because he is southern. actually, he sounds nothing like
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clinton. clinton voice] has he ever been here? i didn't know if you could get him or not. original character in the british series was based on shakespearean characters. but he ultimately decided to make his hometown in the state of south carolina because that is where beau's father is from. in the first couple of months as we were preparing and he was writing those first two scripts, he called his dad one night and asked his father to redirect address over the phone to him. a direct address over the phone to him. beau called me after that and said, "i think it is going to be
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south carolina that he is from." charlie: of all the shakespeare characters you have played, with which one did you find the most residents -- resonance? kevin: i haven't played that many. the only shakespeare plays i have done our "richard -- are "richard ii" and "richard iii." charlie: how could you be the actor you are without being attracted to "hamlet"? i'm serious. here is a guy who left hollywood at the top of his game and went to run the theater and also found out that he could run the theater and schedule productions and appear in some of them. kevin: here is the honest truth. you cannot go over and run a theater and take all the good parts. you have to give parts to other actors.
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i gave a role or -- i took a role or two every year. i did not want to start off with just classics. i was trying to build an audience. charlie: do you like checkoff -- chekhov better than shakespeare? kevin: no. not an actor who gets excited about parts. charlie: you do care about teaching actors, furthering and enhancing careers? kevin: it happens to me. i am a product of the school system where the arts were very well-funded, where the experiences that i got as a young kid at 9, 10, 11, 12, all the way up to 18 years old, was engaging and incredible and a chance to see professional doors do their work, workshops with them, seminars, festivals. so, i know what it means,
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particularly for that shy kid in the quarter. -- corner. when i'm doing workshops, which is why i was pleased to do "master class." one of our directors from "house it.ards" directed we had 20 actors. we shot at the arena. it's an extraordinary experience to allow an actor to do a monologue, they can do whatever they want. essentially, i spent over two days -- we shot about eight hours with these 20 actors. we did individual work with their minor leagues -- monologues, which i critique and give them new direction. i tried to push them in a new way. we worked with masks, these incredible masks you put on your face and they change the way you see yourself. you hopefully stop seeing yourself. it loosens actors up. they stop thinking about their own bodies. that is a technique to try to
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get closer to the material, allow yourself to do things you wouldn't normally feel comfortable doing if you were just looking at yourself in the mirror. and we did about eight hours of work with these actors. then i sat and did a one-on-one interview answering a lot of questions. just direct questions. then we cut it up into about 25 chapters. they run 10, 15, 20 minutes long. people can buy the whole masterclass. we have done it now -- serena williams has done one about tennis. christina aguilera has done one. annie leibovitz has done one. has done one. the idea is to eventually get a library of people doing a master class about how they do what they do and help others learn how to do it. charlie: this is you getting notes to a young actor from "master class." kevin: what did it feel like?
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>> you have given me the note to go 90%. i never want to do too much. i never want to go there. but giving me permission to do it came.just -- know? it hurt. it and, you knowhurt. kevin: -- it hurt. kevin: and, you know, we have to be willing to let it hurt. all of this notion that acting is -- yeah, it's pretend. yes, we can have a good time with it. but if you want to land, you want to make an impact, you want the audience to remember you, then you have to let it hurt some time. you have to get there. because that is all an audience ever wants is for you to open up your chest and show them you have a heart.
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that's all we want. that's all we ever want. whether that heart is in comedy or whether that heart is in something quite powerful, whether that heart is in power -- poetry, whether that heart is in shakespeare, a heart, a human being, not an affectation. wonderful work. who is next? charlie: i think that is great. i really think -- i don't think you could do that without a passion about your profession. kevin: also, these kids were fantastic. they prepared. they were open. they were willing to shift things and change things. the most funny aspect of it to me was that there i found myself over these two days giving direction to someone. as it came out of my mouth, there were at least 12 times it
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happened where i thought to myself, wow, that is a note that i really need to hear myself. that is something i have not been doing. that is something i have for sagan for a while. -- i have forsaken for a while. we are always in the process of learning and growing. i will tell you about a workshop i did in the middle east. i was encouraged to come to doha and do a workshop in doha. and as i got closer and closer to going to do this workshop, and i done a whole series of these in the middle east. it's a fascinating experience. as i got closer and closer, the organizers said, registration is going very well, but just don't expect any women. i said why? medicine and lawyer are the professions that women are expected to go into. just don't expect it.out of 28,
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there were 13 women . i did that workshop, and it was very engaging and very interesting. i was then asked, would i do a workshop in abu dhabi? i said, under one condition, everyone has to be a woman. we had together groups of women. i went -- we had two groups of women. i went to abu dhabi. people had prepared shakespeare in arabic and in english. i spotted this one young girl in the corner, who i recognized the shy one, because that was me when i was a kid. and she was sort of looking down and occasionally wanted to look up. her friend had gotten up next to her and performed. i came back and said, who wants to get up now? she said, i don't know any shakespeare. i said, well, it doesn't have to be shakespeare. it could be anything. she went, i was told it had to
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be shakespeare. i said, no, do you know anything? well, i might know something from "fried green tomatoes." i thought, i'm in abu dhabi, of all places, and this young girl knows something from "fried green tomatoes." she gets up and performs this piece for us. she was quite self-conscious and sort of aware that we were watching. it was quite a performance. but i was listening to the content of it, and it was very powerful. i sat her down and said, can you tell all of us what is the central problem that this woman is going through? what is she experiencing? she began to describe a woman who was in an abusive relationship with a man and that she was afraid that he was going to begin to be their child -- to beat their child. i want you to do it
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again. don't think about us. don't worry about performing. connect to the emotions as best you can. share with us your feelings. share your feelings. -- so, we sat back all sat back and she started it again. about midway through, you can see when this thing happens to people, when the nickel drops, when something connect them to the material -- connects them to the material. she had a line of dialogue she had only said once the first time. this time she hit her fist and said, when he beat me, i though tears flew out of her eyes. i felt the whole room go like this. she was remarkable in an effortless way. i said, that was beautiful work. we could all tell you why that was different for us.
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can you tell us why it was different for you? an she saidd -- and she said something that just illuminated the whole problem. she said, when you asked me to share mycan you tell us why it s different for feelings , this is not something i am ever asked. and i had been trying -- we did a big event last year in which we brought together 25 young middle eastern actors to do a play. i am trying to encourage leaders that what's frustrating about seeing them build all this -- these incredible theaters and showcases and fabulous, beautiful buildings to the arts, when all they do is farm in cirque du soleil, they don't create workshops and teach the
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young people who want to be actors, who want to tell stories about their culture. we have created something we call "homegrown," which is this project we did last year, and i want to continue to do more of that. because i got a letter about six months after that workshop, and that young girl is now trying to move to london to study to be an actress. charlie: wow. kevin: and that's one of the reasons why these, no matter what happens to me in my life and all of the sort of outward success that happens, i don't ever want to be too far away from that feeling, because i'm one of those kids, and i know, you know, what it meant to me when i was 13 years old and jack lemmon put his hand on my shoulder and said, you are a born actor and you should go to new york and do this. ♪
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charlie: how influential was he? kevin: huge. charlie: just that, though, the friendship? kevin: later on, having met him work with him to professionally. he became like my father. he said, you are a natural actor. go to new york and study. you were born to do this. i did go to new york and study, and it has become my career. and whenever i find myself in these extraordinary
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circumstances, where i see somebody who so clearly has talent and so clearly, if they are nurtured and encouraged, if they are guided in some way, they will have a remarkable career ahead of them. charlie: does this ever occur to you, this thought -- you do so many things. you do the master class, you do the classes that you do in abu dhabi and everywhere else, you ran the old theater, now getting ready to run a studio. you have so many interests. does that in any way limit the possibility of kevin's growth as a great actor? kevin: that's a great question. i can only tell you that i believe, i think that when i left america in 2003 to go run the old vic, part of what was driving me to do it was that i wanted to be a better actor.
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you know, as much as one tries to sort of keep all the craziness -- you get pulled in all of these directions when success happens. one of the reasons i left was because i didn't want to and up doing a lot of movies i probably doing a lot to end of movies i probably shouldn't do for money and prestige and to say -- stay on that list. all of the things you see happen when people are at that level. i did a play every year, or two plays every year for the last 12 years. and working with trevor nunn or working with howard davies -- doing the kind of parts i took on. doing runs that were 12 weeks, 14 weeks, 16 weeks, eight weeks, seven weeks, right after night after night in performance -- night after night after night in performance. with richard iii -- charlie: you were stretching.
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kevin: i am absolutely convinced that if i had not done all of that work, i would never have been ready to play frank underwood. there was no way that 12 years ago i would have known what to do. charlie: what did that give you, do you know, other than simply a sense of your own power? no, it's more like -- charlie: i mean power in terms of understanding your talents. kevin: i will explain it to you this way. -- iu were an athlete often say in these workshops. i ask this question quite often, and it's very amusing the answer i get. i say, ok, how many times in the last two months have you acted? sometimes the answer will be, well, i had three auditions. i said, that is not the question i asked. how many times have you acted?
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let's break this down. you are saying to me this craft that you have dedicated her life to, that you have sent -- sat here and told me has meant more to you than anything, this craft, you only practice when you have an audition? how many times do you think andy murray plays? tennis -- plays tennis? only when you has a championship to play? no, he practices every day. that's what performance is. it's getting up every night. your game is getting better. you are working on a different part of your game. your partners are changing and growing. i absolutely believe the act of being watched changes the game, and that's true for sport stars. sports stars will talk about game day versus practice. it's very different. that's true of actors. rehearsal is nothing like that first previewed. charlie: i would argue, too.
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i'm not sure you're saying anything that is differing from this. it is that -- what practice is about is giving you the capacity and act that field primarily by instinct, so that what you do is practice, practice, practice, so that you can meet any occurrence that happens in that game. the practice gives you a chance to let all of the things you have poured into yourself in terms of skills -- kevin: and sometimes, as we see with sports, we don't know the depth that somebody has, until they are challenged in a game, and, suddenly, they dig deeper than they have ever thought they could go. hamptons --pers -- that happens with actors, too.
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charlie: it happens in the military, too. people who act courageously say, i trained to do that, i learned how to do that. ben hogan, one of the greatest golfers ever. somebody went out and watched him. he was trying this crazy shot from behind the tree. he was going for one after another. he is a very mechanical guy. somebody walked over and said, ben, why are you doing that? you have spent two hours practicing this shot from behind a tree. how often are you going to have to do that? he said, one day, i will be ready. kevin: and the thing about doing plays, you get to try it in a different way. you get to attack it in a different way. you start to go, oh, wow, now i think i know how to attack that scene is of what i learned last night in that other scene. there is this constantly shifting thing. whereas in movies and
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television, no matter how good you might be, you will never be any better. it is frozen. it never changes. charlie: that's the genius of stage, the joy of stage. let's talk about other things you are doing here. "the race to the white house," this is on cnn. you are looking at presidential campaigns. kennedy, nixon. dukakis, bush. kevin: i was very jealous about tom hanks and that 1970's series he did. i thought, let's do it. so, i narrated as well as produced. charlie: why do you do this? in other words, i'm glad you're doing it. i'm thrilled. i am a political junkie. that's the reason i watch underwood. that's the reason i watch this. that's the reason i participate. but why you? was it love -- because you love politics? was it because you were jealous of what thanks -- hanks had
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done? kevin: i think it's fascinating in the middle of a presidential election to look back at other elections to look at what candidates -- elections, to look at what candidates did, said, were there defining moments in the middle of a campaign that sealed someone's fate, and it seemed so arbitrarily unimportant -- charlie: one of the things that happen in dukakis was the commercials by bush. on the other hand, there was the tank. kevin: the tank. or howard dean. charlie: people thought the moment that might define marco rubio's campaign, that moment -- he kept saying the same thing. how could he do that? he rebounded from that. that image is no longer there. he is finishing in second place in the recent contest. kevin: anybody who has ever done a junket knows that you sit there all day long, i totally
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understand. you try to change it up when you are doing a press junket, so that you don't bore yourself. i can only imagine. charlie:i can only imagine. charlie: coming back to netflix. bo williams is leaving. kevin: he's tired. praise for hismy craft, his dedication, he was a playwright. he has been such an incredible person to work with. amazing collaborator. we've had such a great time arguing and discussing and tearing things apart and finding solutions and never in any way shape or form other than being motivated by wanting to make the show the best as possible. i'm going to miss him. it is my intention to make sure we honor the show that he
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created. charlie: you have signed for a fifth season. it is a discussion. yes. announce ity can't unless they signed you. can make? -- can they? have they announced another season for you here? [laughter] charlie: what was it jack lemmon said about elevators? that was his philosophy. it's about what we are talking about, workshops, all the things jack passed down to me. he said if you have been successful in the business, if you've had some terrific success, it is your obligation to's and a portion of your time sending the elevator back down. pull yourself together. people are talking.
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you could go to carson, clinton. i love to doing that. i have to work on new impressions. i've been doing them too often. i have to do new ones. a charlie working on rose it will involve a lot of hands. hands. cups. computers. charlie: i want to take a look at this scene. this is number three, boys and girls, claire is offering frank an interesting proposition. here it is. >> do you remember when my mother almost left a daddy because he funded your campaign? that is how much it she hated you. i did not care. something. i saw a future. our future. >> we had a future until he started destroying it. all right, claire. i'm listening now.
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what is that use of desperately needed to say? >> we've never lost a race in 30 years. we started here. uni, together. you don't have a viable running mate. it can be donald. >> of course not. i have to win the nomination -- >> your race is in trouble. you need me, francis. charlie: what does francis need? kevin: so much. [laughter] whiskey is what he needs right there. by the way, she directed this. charlie: she is in full flight. kevin: she's fantastic. you have known her a long time. i've known her a long time.
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the trust and the genuine into zs them and joy we have coming wework -- genuine enthusiasm have and joy have coming to work. we literally giggle all day long. it's very hard to get a serious take. you love performing. you love audiences. you love doing it right. kevin: yeah. it's all i've ever known. made my mother laugh when i did impressions. changed inuch has terms of what motivates me. it's always so funny to me. my mother would laugh about the fact people think you are dark and yet i love making people laugh more than anything. charlie: this is a clip discussing kennedy's secret illness. here it is.
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kennedy had a major foe trying to bring him down. his name was lyndon johnson, the senate majority leader. wants thenson nomination for himself and he is prepared to play dirty. >> his allies and friends at the convention begin to talk about kennedy's health problems. kennedy had serious health problems. he had a hormonal deficiency that could have killed him. in fact, his father put medicine all over the united states so that kennedy would never run short. does is make it a campaign issue. denied itnedy forces and had doctors say he was above average in health and he had
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never had the disease and they lied through their teeth. kennedy's illness is never mentioned again. it's a victory for the team, if not for truth. how sicke public known he was, he probably could not have been a candidate. charlie: interesting. it says there was a time where people knew things and you could hide things. charlie: did not know about the affairs. you are in a movie called elvis nixon. elvis going to the white house to see richard nixon. he wanted something. he was concerned about where america was and he wanted to be made a federal agent undercover. undercover. no one would recognize him.
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he could infiltrate the black panthers. this is serious. charlie: i thought it was about the drug wars. kevin: he was concerned about bp and not protests. lawle weren't respecting enforcement so he flew to washington and wanted to be made an undercover agent. nixon did not want to meet him. who convinced him? nixon's daughter. he was in town just to meet him so agree to meet elvis. our tagline illustrates the kind of tone of the movie we made. of america's greatest recording artists met for the first time. [laughter] charlie: it's a comedy. kevin: we play it seriously, but
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it is just crazy. it was fascinating to play next and unencumbered by watergate. he started four taping in the white house and before watergate and he said -- before he started taping in the white house and before watergate. i listened to ours of the tapes. particularly the phone conversations to try to understand his grumpiness. he was old. everything was -- such bad language. that may have shocked americans more than the 18 minute gap, his use of language. trying to get a sense of his physicality. you could not do an imitation of him and have it sustained for more than a sketch. michael shannon, who is a actor, ischicago playing elvis presley.
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he was terrific. charlie: did you look at the performances of hopkins? ownn: i looked at my performance when i had screen tested for "frost/nixon." film that i thought was gone and it was interesting tooatch because i did it much. i talked to slowly. i learned a number of things from watching that screen test i had done. around, i am pleased it feels like michael and i found a way to embrace the essence of these characters. at the end of the day, you would think would not necessarily have anything in common. they really liked each other. charlie: how can you get turned down for a big role like that?
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how often do you audition? it doesn't bother you? if a director wants to see you, and if you like the part, actors should be willing to do anything. look, you live with rejection. gottenre also parts i've other actors turned down. i'm grateful they turned them down because they would not have come to me. charlie: you would never play a talking cat. kevin: oh. oh? meow, meow. [laughter] look, you know why i did this movie? it's a kid's movie. it's called "nine lives." cat. man turned into a that's right. fletcher comes to life.
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a cap person. i'm a dog person. as i tried to convince them to make me an adorable dog, it was a cat film. this will be a film kids will enjoy. been talkingave about a range of things. not studio head. why are you doing that? a secret desire to be a mogul? kevin: well, i'm hoping for a big yacht. [laughter] specifics. there's a lot of stuff going on. lawyers. i have nothing to do with that. there's a lot to be sorted out. abstract, thethe idea of being able to help people tell their stories, what for 12at the old vic
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years, to find filmmakers who have stories that are character driven dramas that have great characters that are important in a time when the studios have abandoned those kinds of films within a certain budget. there has always been an appeal to me about trying to help people make their dreams come true. charlie: well said. it is great to have you here. back in a moment. stay with us. ♪
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don't get stuck on hold. reach an expert fast. comcast business. built for business. isrlie: maria konnikova here. she writes about psychology and culture. she has been called one of the truly gifted social science writers of our time. her new book is called "the confidence game: why we fall for it every time." it explores the minds and methods of con artists and these reince of gullibility and i'm pleased to have her at this table. we should tell them, shouldn't we? this young woman worked at this television program as a producer for me and made the program letter. having said that, nothing she has achieved surprises me. "mastermind:k was
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how to think like sherlock holmes." maria: the point of that book was looking at the mind and how we can improve it so that we can optimize our observations. charlie: the way we look at things. maria: exactly. how many steps leading up to 221, so you learn to look at the world fully rather than partially. charlie: you have a phd in psychology. why did you do that? by thei'm fisa and aided mind. why we do what we do. -- fascinated by the mind. why we do what we do. why do people, what are their motivations? what makes them tick? what is inside the human mind? how much ie realize wanted to go deeper into that was the science theories and the brain theories.
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charlie: did you always want to be a writer and learn something about psychology? maria: that's exactly right. i think that writing and psychology have so much in common because to write well you have to understand human motivation. you have to understand people. that's the only way you can craft characters that make sense. and so that was a very natural fit. who are not only people able to engage, a lot of people do that to are not out in pursuit of power. lyndon johnson was a master at understanding what made people strengthshat their were and also weaknesses. understanding how to play to both. maria: yes. if you give me $20,000, i will double it within the next two months.
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he gave him that proposition and capone said, do it. no one messes with al capone. you will be alive for very long. is he puts the money in a safety deposit box and goes back to new york and goes about his business and comes back with the cash and says i'm sorry. i failed. i thought i had a good deal and i need the cash myself i was not able to do it. here's your money and he said, my god, i was expecting nothing or double my cash because of your shady dealings. honest.ou are i will reward you. here is $5,000 for being honest. he wrote the commandments of the con artists. them, a con artist is not
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a good talker. a good listener. that really explains it. someone truly listens when people talk because that is how they read you. most people don't listen. they asked questions and don't listen to the answering because they are too busy in their own mind. charlie: they are viewed as the aristocrats of crime., that was it is so apt that con artists, they are artists because what they do is soft craft. they don't break into your house. they convince you to give them your confidence. that is the origin of the term. charlie: when we see movies, they have con artist qualities. do we call that a con game? it's a caper. deceive and they use
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the softer skills when they are committing the crime. when they are taking people down. when you are convincing people it is ayou their money, con. think of "distinct -- the st ing." people did not believe it was a con when they were finally caught. they said these guys are totally legit. that is how good they are. charlie: people are vulnerable when they are lonely and despond in. maria: yes. it's a key point of entry for the con artist. charlie: and they can spot people. they troll the obituaries to see who is dead so they can approach relatives and use that as an entry. they look at divorces. who has lost their job? made this easy.
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we put this on twitter and facebook. i'm feeling really down. con artists can use that because we want help in those moments. charlie: that is somebody who is lonely and feels, who wants to latch onto anything. vanity is often a signal of someone who will accept a con game. maria: flattery gets you everywhere. one of the bibles is dell carnegie's "how to win friends and influence people." what are those techniques? charlie: also for warren buffett . a book that influenced him. it is that thin line because they can be used for good and for ill. to get yourused to trust and that can be wonderful for someone like warren buffett and you can also exploit it. charlie: what about bernie
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madoff? was brilliant using the tools of a con artist. he made you beg for investing. con artist don't take things from you. you give them to you. charlie: you begged him to -- maria: he would say no. you would have to beg him and finally he would say, ok. the people who were getting those returns did not see them as too good to be true. they thought they had very good returns. they were savvy investors. charlie: you suggest they are underreported. maria: people don't want to admit to being victims. there is a huge reputation. you don't want someone to think of you as a sucker. it's a negative word. sucker. you don't want to be a sucker. when you went to these
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men and women -- maria: yes, women. i feel like the famous ones are men. women are better at it. they are not caught as often. [laughter] charlie: when you began to get to know them, and you came to , where they thrilled and happy? let me tell you. maria: absolutely. they are so narcissistic. one of them was practically gleeful. did not feel guilty at all and said yes, they deserved it. if they bought -- he was a forager and he said if they think my art is as good as the real thing, they don't deserve the real thing. saystart listening and you there is something to your logic. charlie: have you been conned? know. i don't
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the best ones you don't know they happen. you think you were unlucky. i'm sure i've given money to people and they have misused it. or haven't used it. i would like to believe i was being generous and they wanted it for the reason they asked me. it's almost better to self deceived. i don't want to know. that is true of a lot of people. it's better to believe it was bad luck then i fell for -- charlie: what has been reaction to the book? maria: a lot of victims have come forward. a lot of people. charlie: embarrassed to tell their friends? maria: a number of people said i have not told this to anyone. i'm glad that is happening. want people to come forward because a point i tried to make
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is it doesn't make you stupid or greedy or dishonest. it makes you human. it is not negative. in the media we think of victims as bad. it's so wrong. the more honest you are, the fool. you are to charlie: have you decided about your next book? genre? maria: the same genre. exact narrative yet. i wish i did. saidie: the new york times it belongs to the genre popularized by malcolm gladwell, a brilliant speaker and author, social psychology designed for mask munication. maria: that is part of it. that is a compliment.
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i want people to understand. be intuitive, like you thought of it your self i want it to be easy to understand. i want people to understand how they think and also you can use the tools of the con artist for good. people of said you have written a manual for how to con people. charlie: how to get people to agree with you. believe in you. maria: exactly. those are good things. those are good skills. it is for popular consumption. charlie: thank you for coming. thanks for coming. we are thrilled by your success. maria: it's a pleasure to be back. charlie: thank you for joining us. see you next time. ♪
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john: with all due respect to mitt romney, i know harry reid. he is a friend of mine. you, sir, are no harry reid. mark: hello again from historic, beautiful charleston, south carolina. with the clock ticking down to the democratic primary on saturday, has crept into the 48 hour red zone. we will talk about that later.


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