TONY CURTIS: SWEET SMELL OF EXCESS
"If you've got a part in a picture, I'm available!"
That's the message that Hollywood legend Tony Curtis has for movie producers - on the eve of his 85th birthday!
"I'm looking for some kind of acting job I can do," Curtis told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview.
"I'm in excellent shape, and my spirits are high. They'd be getting a miracle!"
Tony isn't exaggerating -- just three years ago his sixth wife Jill kept vigil at his bedside as he clung to life on a ventilator.
A bout of pneumonia had left him in a coma - and Curtis says he was brought back from the dead only by 40-year-old Jill's refusal to let him die.
"I have a dear wife, and I'm the luckiest of men," Curtis told The ENQUIRER.
The couple married in 1998, and live on a ranch in Henderson, Nev. But even if Hollywood doesn't call, Curtis - who will blow out 85 candles on June 3 - will keep plenty busy.
His paintings sell for more than $25,000 a canvas, and he boasts that he's an "excellent carpenter," even though he doesn't get around quite as nimbly as he did in his younger days.
The always-active star of The Defiant Ones says he's getting ready to start writing his fourth book.
"It's a murder mystery that starts out in one of the Hollywood studios," he said.
"It's a world I know something about."