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In 1995, Cryer and his mother formed a company that mail-orders frozen home cooked food.
"I've never been in rehab or had any kind of drug or alcohol problem. I sometimes wish I had, so I could have something to discuss on the talk shows." --Jon Cryer to People, September 23, 1991.
"After he did 'Pretty in Pink', I started getting calls from teenage girls from all over the world. They would leave these hysterical, giggling messages on my answering machine". --Cryer's mother Gretchen to the Daily News, September 17, 1995.
"You know, plumbing is a very good career." --what Cryer's mom said to him upon hearing that he wanted to be an actor, quoted in the Daily News. Gretchen Cryer was reportedly very supportive of her son's dream, but wanted him to have a backup plan.
"People still say to me: 'The end of ['Pretty in Pink'] is really wrong, man; you should have gotten her ...'" says Cryer about the movie's bittersweet conclusion in which Andie (Molly Ringwald) chooses the fickle, skeet-shooting Blane (Andrew McCarthy) over the loyal, but asexual Duckie. "[It's still regarded as] this ancient injustice. It's like they shouldn't have killed Thomas a Becket, and you should have gotten her at the end of "Pretty in Pink". Obviously it's still striking a chord." --to Time Out New York, March 27, 1996.
"Even when I was an usher [at the Equity Library Theater], people were already mistaking me for Matthew Broderick. It was very strange. I would hand them programs and show them to their seats and they'd say: 'We loved you in 'Torch Song Trilogy''. And I'd be like, 'I'm here giving you programs. Like I left my lucrative career Off Broadway in a great show to come hand you programs'. At the time, I was confused by it--until I saw him. We do look shockingly similar. In fact, we live in the same neighborhood now, and we still get mistaken for each other." --Cryer to Time Out New York, March 27, 1996.
"Hey, every show I'm in goes down. Think about this: George Clooney was in 28 pilots, or something. It means nothing". --Jon Cryer to Time Out New York, April 2-9, 1998.
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