Samm Levine: Chicago, Illinois
Samm Levine, the actor and comedian, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, still prefers spending his summers in the Windy City! In 2009, Levine co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s universally praised World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds, as PFC Gerold Hirschberg, a member of Brad Pitt’s brutal Nazi hunting Jewish-American contingent. Samm Levine shared his experience of working on Inglourious Basterds with The Concierge Questionnaire: “The most valuable lesson I learned on Inglourious Basterds is to be absolutely in the moment. Quentin told the actors on the first day; the most important thing to him is the time between action and cut. If you're not able to give one hundred percent of everything you have in that moment, then go work somewhere else. We all lived by this rule, and I think it made us the strongest cast I've ever had the pleasure to work with.” Look for Inglourious Basterds’ video release, including a Limited Collector's Box Edition!
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The Concierge Questionnaire: Samm Levine, Actor and Comedian
What is your favorite word to describe Chicago? Well-rounded.
What word best reflects the people of Chicago? Loyal.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Chicago?
Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium and has been the home of the Chicago Cub since 1916.
Wrigley Field: 1060 West Addison Street
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Chicago?
Watching my beloved Chicago Cubs play a day game.
The Chicago Cubs are a professional Major League Baseball (MLB) team in the National League. Please visit the Chicago Cubs for their current game schedule and much more!
What is your favorite indoor activity in Chicago?
All night karaoke jam. One of the better places I've sang up a storm in Chicago is Lincoln Karaoke.
Lincoln Square: 5526 North Lincoln
Hours: Daily 7pm-3am
What is your favorite sound or noise in Chicago? The roar of the crowd when the Cubs hit a home run.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Chicago? The smell of the water blowing in from Lake Michigan.
What drink best reflects Chicago?
An ice-cold Old Style beer.
Since the 1890s, Old Style beer (originally named Golden Leaf Lager) has been brewed by G. Heileman Brewing Company. In 1998, Pabst Brewing Company. purchased the brewery and continues to make Old Style Lager and Old Style Light.
What song or type of music best reflects Chicago?
Rhythm and Blues.
In 1948, Rhythm and Blues (R&B) was introduced to the world by Chicago’s Aristocrat Records. When the label became Chess Records in 1950, it represented a catalog of great R&B artists, such as: Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, and Howlin' Wolf.
Go to iTunes to download R&B legends on 'Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago Finest'.
If Heaven were Chicago, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Your seats are right behind the dugout. It's free beer and hot dog day.
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