Scream Awards 2011: Pee-Wee Herman Talks About Receiving the Visionary Honor (Video)
Pee-wee Herman may not be a fan of scary movies, but that didn’t stop him from attending the 2011 Scream Awards to receive his Visionary Award.
Pee-wee, played by Paul Reubens, talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the award, which he received on Saturday, Oct. 15, during the filming of Spike TV’s Scream Awards. The show will air on Tuesday, September 18.
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“I think a visionary is someone who really taps into their imagination,” Herman told THR on the red carpet before the event. “Anyone can be a visionary, really. It’s not that impossible, really.”
When asked who he thought was a visionary. “I think so many people are visionaries,” he said. “I love so many people’s work. I think most people who succeed are visionary in some way.”
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Herman also talked to THR about his next project, which is a Pee-wee movie that Judd Apatow is producing. He said they are about to start shooting.
“It’s a road picture, that’s about all I can say,” he said, before being distracted by Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley, who was standing next to him on the carpet.
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While he told THR that he doesn’t like scary movies, Herman attended the event surrounded by some of the biggest names in sci-fi, horror and fantasy film and TV. George Lucas made a surprise appearance at the event, and Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, Nicolas Cage, Robert Downey Jr. and Colin Farrell all attended the event, which was hosted in a large outdoor theater on the Universal lot.
Downey was honored with the Hero Award, and Cage receive the Maverick Award. View a full list of winners here.