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Jack Black on Family and His New Movie, Goosebumps

Jack Black on Family and His New Movie, Goosebumps

Jack Black
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With the release of his latest film, the actor discussed the death of his older brother, Howard, who died of AIDS in 1989.

In a new interview with Parade, Jack Black opens up about his new movie, Goosebumps (in theaters Oct. 16) as well as his childhood, his career, and the tragic loss of his brother to AIDS.

Of his gay siblings, including his brother, Black says:

"I have two gay siblings: my big sister, Rachel, and my big brother, Howard. He was a big influence on me. He took me to my first rock concert. I was 11; he was 23. He was so vibrant, creative, amazing. He shaped my taste in music. [Death] didn't happen quickly. We all saw the deterioration. He was only 31. So very young. We were robbed of something precious. It was devastating. It was hard for all of us, but it was hardest for my mom when we lost Howard. She's never really recovered."

The School of Rock actor also opened up about meeting his wife, raising his kids, and the importance of family. Check out the full interview here.

Goosebumps based on the popular children's book series, is a family-friendly comedy that's "scary in the right amounts." Check out the trailer below:

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