Oscar-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. on his passion for acting, relocating to Atlanta
Academy Award-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. says he gave up a professional career in basketball to pursue acting full-time.
“We all have something that we can’t do without, whether you do it for nothing, whether you do it, it’s a part of my system,” he said. “There’s no retirement for that.”
On a recent edition of “Closer Look,” program host Rose Scott pulls from the “Closer Look” archives to revisit a conversation she had with the veteran actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the film “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
During the conversation, Gossett travels down memory lane, discussing honing his craft and the many roles he’s played in films. He also talks about relocating to Atlanta.