>• No stranger to the ’80s, the star of the new comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, 43, relives the Reagan era—the good, the bad and the ugly.
LET’S BE HONEST: DO YOU EVEN REMEMBER THE ’80S?
Sure I do [laughing]. Most of it. I went to the [Chicago] Bears Super Bowl in 1986 with Tim Robbins, right around the time when this film takes place. And I remember partying really hard.
SOME PRETTY BAD TRENDS BACK THEN—RECALL ANY YOU SPORTED?
Not only do I remember falling into those traps, but they’re immortalized in my films. Some of the outfits you can tell came from before the time of costume designers.
ANY SONGS THAT REALLY TAKE YOU BACK?
That Lionel Richie song “All Night Long.” And “Africa”—remember that? That probably was never not on the radio in the ’80s.
THE FILM IS ABOUT LOSING TOUCH WITH FRIENDS—YOU STILL IN TOUCH WITH OLD PALS?
Definitely. I went to high school with the director, Steve Pink. I still have friends from when I was 17.