YOU DON'T KNOW ME, BUT YOU LOVE ME: The Lives of Dick Miller by Caelum Vatnsdal
You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me is a biography of beloved American movie actor Dick Miller. Miller's fantastically storied life, the legendary people with whom he has worked and played, the times in which he's lived and the fascinating environments of both Broadway and Hollywood over the past seventy years are all throughly and engagingly explored in this first and only book-length biography of the cult legend.
Referred to by Roger Corman as the "best actor in Hollywood," by Jonathan Demme as "a first-rate actor who makes any scene he's in better," and a favorite character actor of Quentin Tarantino. Miller and his singular magic continue to work on Hollywood elites and movies buffs alike. The result of extensive interviews and exhaustive research, You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me is at once the tale of an unassuming guy who stumbled into acting and became cult royalty; an epic love story of a man and his wife prevailing against the odds; the parallel, occasionally fractious story of an actor and his director (longtime colleague/boss Corman); and a secret history of Hollywood.
Caelum Vatnsdal was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and resides there still with his wife and son. He is a filmmaker who has made movies about disaffected youth and Bigfoot, and the author of They Came From Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema and Kino Delirium: The Films of Guy Maddin.