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I talked to you when you were in Aspen.

Yes.

But you were in Vegas first.

I went to Vegas.

We did Vegas in New Years.

Wife wanted to get out.

She wanted to do something.

I said let's go to Vegas.

And it started off well.

Started off well, ended bad.

I drank champagne and mixed it with to tequila.

Not a good idea.

I'll tell you that right now.

Got a little dizzy.

I think they call it blacking out.

Yeah, did that.

That's what they call it.

Oh, no.

The whole night was explained to me.

Woke up-- here's--

I had my dress pants on.

But one of the legs of my underwear were out so.

Half of my underwear were on, but my dress pants were up.

And I was in the bathroom.

And my wife said, I just let you sleep there

because you kept saying that was your happy place.

I literally had a rough morning.

I kicked off the new year with a massive headache.

But it was well worth it.

We had a good time, man.

Me, my whole team went out there, and we just celebrated.

We celebrated an amazing year.

Yeah, it's good-- and I think this year is going

to be better than last year.

I think so.

Don't you?

Every year gets better.

So you went to Aspen, because I talked to you there.

Do you ski?

I'm starting to.

I'm starting to ski.

My kids ski, and there's nothing that I can't do without them.

So if they do something, they want my involvement.

And it's at a point now where it's not safe for me.

Because they want to do the big hills.

They want to go down the big slopes.

And my son has gotten really good.

And it's me slowing him down.

But kids have no fear about getting hurt.

None at all.

He was jumping ramps.

Look at him.

Look at his little ass.

Look at him, right there.

He has no fear at all.

And that's me in front of him just trying to slow him down.

So I make him stop at every intersection, and he hates it.

He's like, let's keep going.

Look at his stop.

That's amazing.

Well, kids are--

That's him taking a break.

Kids are really good skiers.

And I was going to say because they have less to fall,

but you would also--

I mean right, I mean?

That's-- They don't fall as far.

It doesn't matter.

A ski fall is one of the most dangerous

falls that you can take.

Because I fell one time.

You know I'm a gadget freak, so I

got the go pro hooked up to the helmet.

I got one to my chest.

And I got like the ski poles and were going, and I fall.

And I'm going, boom boom, boom boom, boom boom, boom boom.

And you can look it on your phone.

When I looked at the footage from my fall,

it was the most horrific thing I've ever seen in my life.

Because I could see like my face is this way, but one of my legs

just kept coming in and out of the frame.

Like it was wiping in and out.

You can hear my son.

Dad!

Dad!

I'm trying to still be a father.

Slow down!

You slow down!

Don't do what I do.

Slow down.

I'm trying to show you what not to do.

Very dangerous.

But you didn't hurt yourself?

I didn't hurt myself.

I didn't hurt myself.

Because I'm all muscle.

All muscle.

That's right.

Of course.

All right, can we show everybody your Christmas card?

It was really funny.

It was really creative.

In a snow globe.

That's embracing being small.

That's fantastic.

We got little elves ears on, too.

You got to look real close to see that.

Yeah.

Do you do that every year?

Do you try to top yourself?

Every year.

My kids aren't the biggest fans of it, but I don't care.

I've become that dad.

I'm the photo dad.

I need my moments.

So we dress up for Halloween, we were Minions.

We did a big theme behind that for Christmas.

Were going to do elves.

We're going to be-- yup.

Look that's us as Minions right there.

Well, they look happy.

That was such a good idea by me.

Yeah.

You're full of them.

I'm full of them.

You know next year I'm thinking about doing

something really special.

Really special for Christmas Yeah,

I'm not going to tell you.

OK, all right.

I'm not going to to tell you

Don't tell me.

Can I say one thing--

Kevin is my friend, and he is one of the most generous people

that I've ever met.

This is true.

[LAUGHTER]

That's true information.

So for Christmas he got all of his friends like vintage cars.

He found out what cars they like,

and bought all of his friends the car that they wanted.

I think there's a picture of everybody--

that's a--

Old school cars.

Yeah.

I mean my friends are friends to the moon

and back, and I truly believe that I wouldn't be where I

am today if it wasn't for them.

So I wanted to--

I wanted to put them in all.

I wanted to mind blow them.

So they had no idea.

We got to my stages, I opened up the door.

They all had cars and it's theirs forever,

now we ride out on Sundays.

We got a Car Club.

That's fantastic.

That's so sweet.

We wear gloves.

Oh wow.

You wear gloves?

And jackets.

We got jackets.

Wow.

Plastic Cup Boys Car Club.

We talk cars and drink coffee on Sundays.

That's great.

You want to get in the Car Club?

Maybe.

I'd like to wear gloves.

Yes, you just come ride with us.

I'll do it.

Yes.

I'm telling you Kevin.

This-- it's so good, and it's based on a true story.

It's a remake of a French film, right?

Yes, the French film, Intouchable.

That's not how you pronounce it.

There's a French enunciation behind it.

And I don't know how to do it and sound

like I know what I'm saying.

So I'm just going to tell you guys what it is.

It's such a good movie.

Bryan Cranston is the best actor I've ever worked with.

Nicole Kidman is unbelievable.

Neil Burger, our director, did such a good job.

And I was able to elevate my acting game

from being with Bryan Cranston I was a sponge on set every day.

In awe at the way he approached his work days.

He wanted to understand everything

that there was to know about quadriplegics.

He spent time with various different quadriplegic

individuals that we met.

I spent time with caretakers.

We wanted to make sure that we stayed true to the story,

but also really embody these characters in the friendship

that these two men have.

And in really getting into it, it

made me realize that it's needed today.

Because it's a story that's told from two

different perspectives, from two different sides of the world.

And one has no idea about the other,

and the other has no idea about this one.

And because of them coming together and spending

time the way they have to, their eyes gets open to things

that they never knew existed.

From race to white privilege to the understanding that money

solves everything, when it really doesn't.

And having a man that would give all the money away just

to move his thumbs again, or to walk.

And have another guy that was incarcerated and wants

a second chance life, but he can't get it

because society holds him back based on the mistake

that he made.

And it's crazy because it coincides with my life now.

He's still being held accountable for a mistake

that he made when he's trying to do the right thing,

and nobody will let him move forward.

And he's looking for somebody to lean on.

And Bryan Cranston's character becomes that guy,

and I become that guy for Bryan.

I make Bryan realize that there's still

his life, that there still is happiness after this accident.

And that happiness is within the friendship that we build.

And you don't judge it at all.

And that's what I got from this film.

It's so good.

It's so good.

I have to say-- we'll go to break--

but I have to say so I watched it.

Portia was not home and I watched it

because it's homework and I knew he was coming on,

so I had to watch it.

And I loved it so much and I kept

raving about it the next day and she said, I want to see it.

So I watched it again the very next night with Portia.

And she was in tears, and it's funny it's emotional.

It's a true story.

It's everything that Kevin just said.

It really opens your eyes.

Like do not judge unless you really know.

It's called The Upside.

It opens in theaters January 11th.

You'll love it.

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