Jack Black talks about growing up in Hermosa Beach for the ‘California Inspires Me’ project

By Sam Bathe on 19 Jan 2015

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A collaboration between California Sunday Magazine and Google Play, the California Inspires Me project speaks to famous faces about their life in the Golden State. In a gorgeous animated short by illustrator Nicolas Ménard, in this month’s edition actor and musician Jack Black looks back at what it was like to grow up in Hermosa Beach, how he fit into the laid back Cali way of life, and how the energy of Hollywood and his love of prog rock inspired him to seek a career in the entertainment industry. Check out more of Nicolas Ménard’s work on his site: www.nicolasmenard.com

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