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Denis Leary: Firefighters and Fiery Tempers

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Denis Leary: Firefighters and Fiery Tempers

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Denis Leary: Firefighters and Fiery Tempers

Denis Leary: Firefighters and Fiery Tempers

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Denis Leary writes, produces and acts in the FX series Rescue Me. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Denis Leary writes, produces and acts in the FX series Rescue Me.

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In Rescue Me, the FX series which he writes, produces and stars in, Denis Leary plays a macho fireman with a hot temper.

The outspoken actor and comedian talks with Terry Gross working on the series, dealing with fame and learning to ride horses.

Leary's film credits include The Thomas Crown Affair, Ice Age and The Ref. He is the author of the bestseller Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide To Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy & Stupid.

This interview originally aired June 7, 2007.

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