TODAY | November 21, 2013
>>> he's built several homes, is a licensed pilot, has trained horses and was once a professional race car driver. we're talking about the very talented emmy and golden globe winner james brolin .
>> he's starring in christmas with tucker. he played a grandfather who teached his grandson important lessons about faithfulness and the power of love .
>> what he meant to you, what he means to you. i'm sorry you had to go back, but if there's anything i want you to grow up to be, it's a man of character.
>> i love movies like this.
>> me, too.
>> love them. so nice to see you again.
>> you said it all. i'll see you. what a nice introduction.
>> when you got the call from hallmark, you were immediately thinking maybe not?
>> i didn't know it was hallmark. here's an offer you got. can you read it. you know, having been a real, for some reason, sucker with lasse, you know, grant said i can keep you, lassie, now i'm grandpa, and there's the kid and the dog. i thought, how could you not? and the one thing, the one criterion i like is changes in a character in a movie. watching people grow up or change because of the movie or in the movie. and he didn't like dogs. he wouldn't have a dog around the farm for anything. so i like that as the beginning because by the end of the movie, grandpa loves the dog.
>> you don't see movies like that anymore. they don't make as many as they used to.
>> there's such a need for them. people are hungry for that kind of thing.
>> i was watching a very hot show the other night, watch -- should i say? i'm not going to say. a guy breaks a bottle against a wall. very graphic.
>> oh, wow.
>> jabs it into his ex-wife's neck.
>> home movies at my house.
>> yeah, so what you do is switch over to " christmas with tucker."
>> on that note --
>> we're going to play a game. want to play a game?
>> you're a big barbra.
>> i'm a big fan .
>> i heard her, said she changed my life. we're going to call a game called who knows barbra better? which actress has the same birthday as barbra, helen mirren or shirley maclaine ?
>> shirley maclaine .
>> you got it.
>> you thought i was slow, didn't you? everybody thinks i'm real slow.
>> all right, ready? how many academy awards have barbra won and can you name them?
>> she won best actress , tied with katharine hepburn .
>> how many?
>> one as an actress for funny girl . she won one as best song for evergreen.
>> you're right.
>> hmm, all i know is you go into, you know, the library office and there's no place to put anything on the desk. just 40 awards.
>> a tiebreaker.
>> what singer did barbra do a duet with for the song -- what?
>> wait until the question is asked.
>> you don't bring me flowers?
>> neil diamond .
>> she's right.
>> give him a chance to tie it.
>> that wasn't neil diamond . who was that person?
>> i don't know. how many films did barbra star and direct in?
>> you're right.
>> she directed and starred in --
>> iental, prince of tides.
>> here's the tie breaker . what's the name of barbra's character in funny girl ?
>> okay. one of my favorite movies of all time.
>> i gave you that one.
>> gave me that one.
>> did jim win?
>> i won.
>> you won one of your own cds?
>> is this liverom barkley? thank you. i'm not sharing.
>> am i through with this?
>> we love you. thank you for coming.
>> the movie is adorable. catch james brolin in " christmas with tucker" on the hallmark movie channel monday november 25th .