Wook Kim
June 29, 2007 AT 05:00 PM EDT

Gary Busey is an original. A talented original — his performance in the title role of The Buddy Holly Story earned him a well-deserved Oscar nomination in 1978. Lately though, he’s mostly known for his bizarre pronouncements on topics great and small. (It should be said that such, um, unfiltered loquacity was evident even before a near-fatal 1988 motorcycle accident led doctors to operate on his brain.)  Here are two pieces of recent Buseyalia:  a fascinating scene in which Busey instructs a camera crew on the proper way to interview… Gary Busey — and a short clip from his (sadly) short-lived Comedy Central reality-series I’m With Busey. And, finally, check out Ewan McGregor recounting his own encounter with the man. Happy birthday, Gary!

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