"I have got so many things to write about, I don't know where to start," confesses Craig Sheffer. The 32-year-old stars as the late writer Norman Maclean in Robert Redford's new film, "A River Runs Through It." The film is based on Maclean's acclaimed memoir of growing up in Montana and how fly-fishing played an important part in his family's life.
"It is really amazing I got this job," he says. "The thing that amazes me is that I didn't even tell (Redford) I was a writer until he hired me."
Sheffer, a native of York, Pa., has spent the past two years writing a book of poetry he hopes to get published and is half-way through a novel.
The actor didn't have any interest in literature until seven years ago when a "rather insane person" introduced him to the poetry of Sylvia Plath. "I was going through my dark period and I really connected to what (Plath) was feeling," says Sheffer, who appeared in "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "That Was Then, This Is Now."