"There was a short period in my life where I hated that movie. I couldn't get any other work. People would be like, 'Heyyy!' and I was like, 'Yeah, one-trick pony,'" the actor, who played Ferris's depressive best friend, Cameron Frye, revealed to Moviefone at a June 7th Tony Awards viewing party.
But, fortunately, he's come to appreciate the 1986 John Hughes film, "Now I'm happy that people still love it," he said. As for all the tributes to the movie on its "30th anniversary," he said. "Yeah, it's nice. I'm really happy that it's touched a lot of people."
He did dispute it being the 30th anniversary of the movie however: A baseball-loving movie fan determined that the actual date of the famous ball game that Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane attend was June 5, 1985, more than a year before the film hit theaters on June 11, 1986. "So will we be celebrating the 31st anniversary next year?" Ruck quipped.
He said it doesn't feel like it's been 30 years: "It's kind of brain-numbing. I know I'm older, but I feel fine. I don't feel like I'm going anywhere anytime soon."
He also admitted it's been "a while" since he's watched the movie. "I actually don't like to watch myself. I don't believe me. There's a suspension of disbelief thing that just doesn't happen."
And has he ever heard the fan theory that Ferris doesn't exist, he's just a figment of Cameron's imagination? "Like 'Fight Club?'" Ruck smiled. "Yeah. I hope someone got their doctorate doing that. That's very clever."
Ruck went on to star in "Spin City" and can now be seen playing FBI director Alex Myers on the ABC series "The Whispers."