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‘Winnebago Man’ Jack Rebney Inspires ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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By Michelle Kung1282374014 36 ‘Winnebago Man’ Jack Rebney Inspires ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’GettyJack Rebney, Michael Moore, Jeff Garlin

At last night’s new York premiere of “Winnebago Man,” director Ben Steinbauer’s documentary about angry RV salesman and inadvertent YouTube star Jack Rebney, the film was introduced by two special guests: activist filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Jeff Garlin. Moore, who saw a cut of the film a year and a half ago and advised Steinbauer and his producers as they finished their film, said he enjoyed Steinbauer’s ability to mix humor into his drama, and considered himself in the company of “kindred spirits.”

Garlin, meanwhile, had a different relationship to the film and its ornery subject. After explaining that he and Moore once rode in a RV together roughly 10 years ago — and “got laid a lot” — Garlin said that around the same time, he was introduced to Rebney’s angry man rants by “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star and creator, Larry David. Garlin said that David called him up, insisted he watch Rebney’s videos on YouTube, and then told him he was going to write and shoot a show about a similarly angry person; thus, the creation of the fictional Larry David on “Curb.”

“[David] stole everything from Jack,” said Garlin, except that he made him “a jacka– Jew in show biz.”

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