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Taxicab Actor

Owen Finnegan drives cab number 724 in the city of Los Angles. He also acts alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, a summer blockbuster that just opened this week. Finnegan joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss his burgeoning career.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.