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Charlie RobisonCharlie Robison could talk your dumb ass into just about anything, or at least he always could mine. Like the summer night in 2001 when he called just before 11 p.m., giving a thirty-minute heads-up that I was to tag along on a five-hour drive from Austin to a movie set on the far side of Snyder—“Dude,” he said, “I got two words for you: moviestars and freebeer”—only to inform me as we filled his old, beat-to-hell Suburban with gas on the way out of town that he was going to sleep while I did the driving. “My scene tomorrow has a lot of close-ups,” he said, “and I just can’t look like I’ve been driving all night.” Okay, Charlie.Eight years earlier, there was the…

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