By EW Staff
Updated December 03, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

He was the stern but silent lieutenant on Miami Vice, the stern but caring teacher in Stand and Deliver, the stern but poetic convict in American Me, and will be seen as the stern but soon-to-be-dead father in Menendez Murders. Here’s what makes him lighten up: *My Fair Lady Julie Andrews (1964, FoxVideo) ”We’ve been studying film in my house lately because my oldest son wants to be a filmmaker. I forgot what a great musical it was. We all were captivated once again by it, singing along.”

*Annie Hall Woody Allen (1977, MGM/UA) ”I forgot what a great comedy team Allen and Keaton are. The way they argued and even looked at each other is so classically funny. It’s one of the best examples of comedy I could show my son.”