Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert asks New Yorker writer Susan Orlean the tough (ruff?) questions about her latest book, Rin Tin Tin, a biography of the German Shepherd who became a movie star.
Among the questions Colbert asks--and Orlean gamely answers--how can a dog found on a battlefield become a silent film star, how Rin Tin Tin made the transition to talkies, and whether Rin Tin Tin was fixed. (Answer: No. He had 44 offspring.)
Watch Orlean, who was played by Streep in the adaptation of her book, The Orchid Thief, reveal whether she thinks Streep could play the role of a German Shepherd. Special treat: clip from a Rin Tin Tin movie. Colbert deems Rin Tin Tin the "Tom Cruise of the 1920s."
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