In Tim Burton’s new stop-motion animated movie Frankenweenie (based on a short film he made in 1984!), a young boy named Victor loses his beloved dog, Sparky, in a car accident. But Victor figures out how to harness the power of science—his last name isn’t Frankenstein for nothing, you guys—and brings his dog back. There are just a few … well … complications.
In the movie, Bob is a momma’s boy who tags along with Victor’s mega-competitive nemesis. Recognize that voice? It’s actor Robert Capron, whom you probably know as Rowley in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie series. (And next year he’ll be in Tarzan!)
Figment caught up with Robert and got all the deets on his favorite reads.
What’s the book that you’re proudest of having finished?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. That was a very long book!
Have you ever lied about having read a book to impress someone? (If yes, what was the book and why?)
I told someone I had read the last Harry Potter book before I actually did read it.
What’s the one book that you’ve sworn to read before you die?
Moby Dick. It’s 1,000 pages long, and I want to see if I can read the entire thing.
What are your five Desert Island Books?
A Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling, any Percy Jackson book by Rick Riordan, Everlost by Neal Shusterman, The House of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
If you could play any character from a book, who would you choose?
Percy Jackson. I’d love to have powers like his.
What’s the one book that would be a deal-breaker if you saw it on a date’s bookshelf?
I don’t really have a deal breaker book, but if someone didn’t like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson, it wouldn’t be a plus.
What’s a book that’s made you:
Blush: The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney. (I was in it, so that’s why)
Cry: Maus by Art Spiegelman. Very emotional book.
Laugh out loud: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. He is the funniest author in the world.