Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter Podcast

'Awards Chatter' is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with the most interesting and accomplished people in show business. Created and hosted by: Scott Feinberg Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst

Julia Garner - 'The Assistant' & 'Ozark'
The 26-year-old two-time Emmy winner reflects on how learning disabilities led her to acting, how casting directors see her and what it was like playing two polar-opposite characters over the past year.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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The 'Brady Bunch' Kids — 'A Very Brady Renovation'
The six actors at the center of one of the most beloved sitcoms in TV history reconvene for a rare group interview to discuss how they wound up on that show, what really went on behind the scenes and why an HGTV special reunited them 50 years later.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Charlie Kaufman - 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'
The eccentric described by Roger Ebert as "the most creative screenwriter of his generation" reflects on abandoning acting for filmmaking, his creative process and why 12 years elapsed between his first and second live-action directing gigs.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Newton Minow - TV Legend
A Zelig of American politics and culture, best known for the 'vast wasteland' speech he gave as JFK's FCC chair, reflects on helping to pave the way for public TV, presidential debates and the Obamas' marriage.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Buzz Aldrin - 'Apollo 11'
The second man to walk on the Moon, now an Emmy nominee for footage he shot more than 50 years ago, reflects on his path to NASA, his struggles after he left it, conspiracy theorists and why he is a believer in SpaceX.But first: Todd Douglas Miller, the Emmy-nominatd director and film editor of 'Apollo 11,' recounts the Herculean task of making the documentary.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Ramy Youssef - 'Ramy'
The Golden Globe winner for a semi-autobiographical show about a Muslim American millennial's identity crisis reflects on his own relationship with faith, how standup comedy changed his life and good, bad and ugly responses to his show.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Cate Blanchett - 'Mrs. America'
The Australian two-time Oscar winner reflects on abandoning plans to be a museum curator to pursue acting, jumping between stage and screen and, most recently, heading to TV to play one of the world's most famous anti-feminists.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Kevin Hart - 'Kevin Hart: Don't Fuck This Up'
The world’s top standup comedian and star of 10 movies that opened atop the box-office over the past decade reflects on the very different ways his mom and dad shaped him, his strategic approach to his career and how he wishes he had responded to the Oscars hosting controversy of nearly two years ago.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Kevin Hart - 'Don't F**k This Up'
The world’s top standup comedian and star of 10 movies that opened atop the box-office over the past decade reflects on the very different ways his mom and dad shaped him, his strategic approach to his career and how he wishes he had responded to the Oscars hosting controversy of nearly two years ago.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Tony Shalhoub - 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
The beloved character actor of stage and screen reflects on being one of 10 kids born to Lebanese immigrants, the restless streak that led to his greatest successes and why, in his sixties, he's relishing new challenges.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Brian Cox - 'Succession'
The revered stage and screen vet reflects on childhood tragedies, promising but aborted attempts to make it in Hollywood and now, at 74, starring on a hit HBO drama series.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Brian Cox - 'Succession'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Oliver Stone - 'Chasing the Light'
The legendary three-time Oscar winner reflects on how Vietnam changed him and shaped his work, frustrations about being labeled a 'conspiracy nut' and why he wrote his acclaimed new memoir.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Raffi - Music Legend
The beloved "children's troubadour" reflects on his own complicated childhood, what led him to trade in his dreams of being the next James Taylor to entertain toddlers and what his hopes are for #BelugaGrads.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Sandra Oh - 'Killing Eve'
The first woman of Asian descent ever nominated for the best drama actress Emmy reflects on race and affirmative action, why she gave up on film and spent a decade on 'Grey's Anatomy' and how, only years later, her first lead in a major project came about.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Conan O'Brien - 'Conan'
The current dean of late-night TV hosts reflects on his 27 years in the format, his infamous experience with Jay Leno over 'The Tonight Show' and why since 2018 — when he shortened his TBS show and launched a podcast — he's been having the time of his life.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Aunjanue Ellis - 'The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel'
Best known for her Emmy-nominated work on 'When They See Us,' the veteran character actress reflects on what led her from Mississippi to Broadway to Hollywood, the highs and lows of her time in the biz and why she was so excited to play Dr. Mattie Moss Clark on Lifetime's hit TV movie.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Hillary Rodham Clinton - 'Hillary'
The polarizing trailblazer who has had a front row seat to — and personally shaped — American history over the last 40 years lets loose about sexism, conspiracy theories and Trump (including how she'd fare against him if she was on the ballot in 2020 and whether he should be locked up).Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Ben Platt - 'The Politician' & 'Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall'
One of the most talented young performers in showbiz,  who shot to stardom on the stage in 'Dear Evan Hansen,' reflects on that musical, playing his first screen lead for Ryan Murphy, singing his own songs for a Netflix special and the possibility of reprising the part of Evan in a movie.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Ken Burns - 'Country Music'
One of the most prolific and revered doc filmmakers of all time, who specializes in unearthing America's past, reflects on the childhood loss that inspired his desire to 'wake the dead,' the origins of 'the Ken Burns effect' and why race is a thread running through all of his work.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Kenya Barris - '#BlackAF'
The creator of 'Black-ish' and its spinoffs reflects on race and class, #BlackLivesMatter and Juneteenth, and his unlikely journey from the streets to a $100 million Netflix deal.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Janelle Monáe - 'Homecoming'
The Grammy-nominated singer, fast-rising actress and outspoken activist discusses the killing of George Floyd, stepping away from alter ego after coming out as pansexual and, with her new TV show, maturing as a thespian.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Hannah Gadsby - 'Douglas'
The Australian comedian who shot to fame with her 2018 Netflix special 'Nanette' reflects on her rough road to comedy and self-discovery, how autism affects her life and work and how she tackled the daunting task of following her masterpiece.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Chris Evans - 'Defending Jacob'
Best known as Captain America, the Boston native reflects on the panic attacks that almost led him to abandon acting, repeatedly turning down Marvel before reconsidering and following eight years in the MCU with an Apple TV+ limited series.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Kerry Washington - 'Little Fires Everywhere' & 'American Son'
The A-list star of stage and screen reflects on her complicated relationship with acting, the burden and rewards of 'Scandal' and championing projects that matter through her production company.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Ryan Seacrest - 'American Idol'
”The hardest working man in show business,” according to The New York Times, reflects on his lifelong obsession with broadcasting, the weekend decision that changed his life and live TV's uncertain future.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Jeremy Strong - 'Succession'
The 2020 Critics' Choice Award winner reflects on his intense approach to acting, his many years as a struggling actor and how a small part in 'The Big Short' led to the big opportunity to play Kendall Roy, one of the most complex characters on TV.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Kaitlyn Dever - 'Unbelievable'
The 23-year-old Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award nominee discusses her path to Hollywood, early breaks like 'Justified' and 'Short Term 12' and her work in 2019's comedy instant-classic 'Booksmart' and on Netflix's landmark limited series.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Jewel - 'The Mindfulness Movement'
One of the great singer/songwriters, on the 25th anniversary of blockbuster debut album 'Pieces of You,' reflects on teenage homelessness, sudden success and the mindfulness techniques that helped her through thick and thin.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Mark Cuban - 'Shark Tank'
The billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is an investor in more than 150 small businesses, an NBA team and an entertainment holding company, reflects on his remarkable rise from the middle class, his experience as a reality TV host and the coronavirus crisis.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Robin Thede - 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'
The comedy vet reflects on early champions like Larry Wilmore and Chris Rock, blazing trails as a late-night writer ('The Nightly Show') and host ('The Rundown') and creating the first sketch series ever written by, directed by and starring black women.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Zoey Deutch - 'The Politician' & 'Buffaloed'
A leading lady of the ‘Netflix and chill’ era reflects on her showbiz lineage, helping to revive the rom-com with ‘Set It Up’ and, over the past year, juggling a supporting turn in a Ryan Murphy series with producing and starring in a micro-budget indie film.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Zoey Deutch - 'The Politician' & 'Buffaloed'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Tom Quinn - 'Neon'
The U.S. distributor of this year's best picture Oscar winner 'Parasite' reflects on morphing from an actor into a publicist into an executive, his 14-year relationshp with Bong Joon Ho and making history together.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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THR Pundits Dissect 92nd Oscars
A panel of THR experts — Matt Belloni, Rebecca Ford, Stephen Galloway, Carolyn Giardina and Rebecca Keegan — join Scott to discuss the results and telecast.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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THR Pundits Preview 92nd Oscars
A panel of THR experts — Matt Belloni, Stephen Galloway, Carolyn Giardina, Rebecca Keegan and Piya Sinha-Roy — join Scott to discuss all things Oscar ahead of Sunday night's big show.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Bonnie Arnold - 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'
One of Hollywood's top producers reflects on breaking into the biz in her native Georgia, unexpectedly winding up in animation and, most recently, devoting a decade to DreamWorks Animation's blockbuster trilogy.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Cynthia Erivo - 'Harriet'
Only an O shy of an EGOT, the British actress/singer — just the third person ever Oscar-nominated for acting and music in the same year — reflects on how she wound up at RADA, her life-changing experience with the musical 'The Color Purple' and what drew her to playing Harriet Tubman.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Jane Rosenthal - 'The Irishman' & 'When They See Us'
The Oscar-nominated producer and Tribeca Film Festival co-chief reflects on why she left a career as a studio exec to team with Robert De Niro, how 9/11 reshaped her priorities and why it took 24 years after 'Casino' to reteam De Niro and Martin Scorsese.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Terry Gilliam - 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Elton John - 'Rocketman'
One of the all-time greatest singer-songwriters reflects on his rocky childhood; his 53-year relationship with Bernie Taupin; how drugs almost destroyed him; and revisiting all of the above in a 2019 film and book.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

Alan Alda - 'Marriage Story'
The beloved legend best known for TV’s ‘M*A*S*H’ reflects on growing up around showbiz, becoming internationally famous and life since his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Paul Walter Hauser - 'Richard Jewell'
A versatile actor who shot to prominence over the last three years — via supporting parts in 'I, Tonya' and 'BlacKkKlansman' and as the lead of Clint Eastwood's latest film — reflects on his decade in Hollywood, navigating auditions and the gamble that resulted in his meatiest part yet.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Florence Pugh - ‘Little Women,’ ‘Midsommar’ & ‘Fighting with My Family’
The breakout star discusses the TV pilot that almost took her career in a very different direction, how ‘Lady Macbeth’ paved the way for her incredible 2019 and what it was like making Marvel’s upcoming ‘Black Widow.’Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Al Pacino - 'The Irishman' [LIVE]
One of the most important, influential and imitated actors of the last half-century reflects on his formative years, his classic roles and his 79th year of life, in which he is garnering Oscar buzz for his work opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Netflix crime epic.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Jackson Browne - '5B'
One of the most admired and influential singer/songwriters of all time looks back on a half-century in music, Laurel Canyon in the sixties and why he now writes less about love and heartbreak than societal concerns.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Ben Ferencz - 'Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz'
The last surviving Nuremberg Trials prosecutor, who at 99 is the subject of a new Barry Avrich documentary, reflects on taking on Nazis, his fight for an International Criminal Court and the Trump Administration.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Ben Ferencz - 'Prosecuting Evil'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Lupita Nyong'o - 'Us'
The Oscar-winning actress of Kenyan-Mexican descent reflects on her upbringing as a citizen of the world, beating out 2,000 other actresses to land ‘12 Years a Slave’ and learning to navigate Hollywood and celebrity in the years since.But first: Lauren ‘LoLo’ Spencer, a young woman with ALS, joins Scott to discuss her accidental career as an actress — for her film debut in the indie ‘Give Me Liberty,’ she is now a Spirit Award nominee. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and pr...

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Lupita Nyong'o - 'Us'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Julia Butters - 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood'
One of the most talented child performers to come along in years — a 10-year-old who is now a best supporting actress contender — reflects on breaking into the business, catching the attention of Quentin Tarantino, stealing scenes from Leonardo DiCaprio and more.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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David Glasser - 'The Current War: Director's Cut'
The CEO and partner of 101 Studios, who was previously the president and COO of The Weinstein Co., opens up about his journey to and through the biz, his experiences with and thoughts about Harvey Weinstein (something he has not discussed at length since Weinstein's downfall) and his plans for the future.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Kevin Feige - ‘Avengers: Endgame’
The most commercially successful producer in Hollywood history — the chief creative officer of Marvel Studios, who was the architect of its unprecedented 11-year series of 22 intertwining superhero films — shares his own origin story and that of his operation, how he felt ending an era with April's giant blockbuster and what he makes of Martin Scorsese's recent comments.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Awkwafina - 'The Farewell'
The actress/singer, who catapulted to stardom with hilarious turns in 2018's all-female 'Ocean's 8' and all-Asian 'Crazy Rich Asians,' reflects on her career as a rapper ("My Vag"), breaking into films and comedy versus drama.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Shia LaBeouf - 'Honey Boy' & 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'
One of Hollywood's most talented and enigmatic figures reflects on the dark childhood that shaped him, attaining international fame via 'Transformers' (but only learning to act years later) and, after winding up in court-ordered rehab, confronting his demons by writing and playing his father in a film about his early years.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Shia LaBeouf - 'Honey Boy' & 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'
One of Hollywood's most talented and enigmatic figures reflects on the dark childhood that shaped him, attaining international fame via 'Transformers' (but only learning to act years later) and, after winding up in court-ordered rehab, confronting his demons by writing and playing his father in a film about his early years.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer - 'Ask Dr. Ruth'
The world's most famous sex therapist, who at 91 is the subject of a new Hulu doc, opens up about surviving the Holocaust, pursuing a career in psychosexual and relationship therapy, becoming an international celebrity and today's hot-button sex-related topics.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer - 'Ask Dr. Ruth'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Bob Shaye - 'Ambition'
The founder of New Line Cinema reflects on navigating the ups and downs of film distribution for 41 years, what convinced him to gamble on projects from 'Pink Flamingos' to 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and why, at age 80, he has returned to his original passion: directing.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Bob Shaye - 'Ambition'
Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Pedro Almodóvar - 'Pain and Glory'
The most celebrated Spanish auteur since Buñuel reflects on the revolutionary period from which he and his colorful films emerged, why he has avoided Hollywood and what makes his 21st features his most personal yet.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Jonathan Pryce - 'The Two Popes' & 'The Height of the Storm'
The revered vet of stage and screen reflects on the tragedy that struck his family when he was a young actor; finding himself at the center of the infamous 'Miss Saigon' controversy; why he turned down 'Game of Thrones' before signing on to play the High Sparrow; and what it's like playing Pope Francis in one of the year's most acclaimed films.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Randy Newman - ‘Marriage Story’ & ‘Toy Story 4’
The legendary singer/songwriter and film composer reflects on his half-century career, nine films with Pixar and composing his first dramatic score in decades for Noah Baumbach.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....


Renée Zellweger - 'Judy'
One of the outstanding actresses of her generation reflects on the roles that made her 'America's Sweetheart,' the downfall of her frequent collaborator Harvey Weinstein, the personal turmoil that led her to step away from the biz for six years and her performance as Judy Garland that many are calling her best work yet.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Renée Zellweger - 'Judy'
One of the outstanding actresses of her generation reflects on the roles that made her 'America's Sweetheart,' the downfall of her frequent collaborator Harvey Weinstein, the personal turmoil that led her to step away from the biz for six years and her performance as Judy Garland that many are calling her best work yet.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Tom Hanks - 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'
The legendary actor returns to the podcast, this time for a free-form conversation covering topics such as how he evaluates the success of his films, how his countenance has impacted his career, why he was so influenced by Robert Duvall and Jason Robards and why the many heroes he has played — most recently, Fred Rogers — are all very different.But first: Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film fests.Credits: Hosted by Scott Fe...

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Bill Gates - 'Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates'
The man, myth and legend of tech and philanthropy — founder of Microsoft and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — reflects on his trailblazing work with computer software, starting the largest private philanthropic foundation in history and cooperating with a Netflix docuseries. But first: Davis Guggenheim, the documentary filmmaker best known for the Oscar-winning 'An Inconvenient Truth,' joins Scott to discuss his career and his aforementioned Netflix docuseries about Bill Gates. Credits: ...

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Margaret Qualley - ‘Fosse/Verdon’ & ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
The 24-year-old breakout star — an Emmy nominee for FX’s limited series and a scene-stealer in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film — reflects on growing up as Andie MacDowell’s daughter, abandoning dancing and modeling for acting and how HBO’s ‘The Leftovers,’ a Spike Jonze perfume ad and the indie ‘Novitiate’ all set the stage for her crazy 2019. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Patricia Clarkson - 'Sharp Objects'
One of the most respected actresses of her generation reflects on her decision to forgo having a family and focus singularly on acting, how she broke out of suburban mom type roles and became a queen of the art house and why her part on HBO's acclaimed limited series was among the most challenging she has ever played. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Remembering Peter Fonda (1940-2019)
Tune in to Scott's 2015 conversation with the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, who made his own name in the 1969 counter-culture classic 'Easy Rider' and later earned a best actor Oscar nom for 1997's 'Ulee's Gold.' He died of lung cancer at the age of 79 on Friday. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Jessie Katz and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Ben Stiller - 'Escape at Dannemora'
One of the funniest actors and most talented directors in Hollywood reflects on growing up the son of a legendary comedy team, his inner-conflict about starring in broad comedies versus directing more serious work and what went in to making the seven-part Showtime limited series for which he is up for two Emmys. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Josh Gondelman - 'Last Week Tonight' & 'Desus & Mero'
The rising-star comedian and writer, who won three Emmys and two Peabodys for his contributions to HBO's John Oliver vehicle before moving over to Showtime's first late night show, reflects on venturing into standup, co-creating Modern Seinfeld and working with talents spanning the spectrum of senses of humor. But first: Gil Robertson, the co-founder and co-chief of the African-American Film Critics Association, joins Scott to discuss his career and organization, which will present its first TV Awards this ...


Lulu Wang - 'The Farewell'
The breakout filmmaker behind one of 2019's most acclaimed films — and the year's highest per-theater-average gross — reflects on her family's immigrant experience, hirings and firings she experienced en route to her breakthrough and what Hollywood should learn from the success of her very personal film.But first: Meher Tatna, who just wrapped a two-year term as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, joins Scott to discuss her life and the origins, controversies and philanthropy of the organi...

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Giancarlo Esposito - 'Better Call Saul'
The great character actor reflects on his four collaborations with Spike Lee, subsequent struggles that left him suicidal and the career renaissance made possible by Vince Gilligan's 'Breaking Bad' and its prequel. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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David Crosby - 'David Crosby: Remember My Name'
The rock and roll legend from The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, who is the subject of an acclaimed new documentary, begins reflecting on his rollercoaster life and career before having a meltdown and forcing Scott to terminate the interview, an ‘Awards Chatter’ first. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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George Schlatter - 'Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate'
One of the most influential producers in the history of television — a man best known for creating and producing the landmark variety sketch series 'Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In' — reflects on that show's origins, impact and legacy, most recently on display in a tribute show on Netflix. But first: THR's Matthew Belloni, Daniel Fienberg, Lesley Goldberg and Michael O'Connell join Scott to dissect Tuesday morning's announcement of the 71st Emmy nominations. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew ...

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Rhea Seehorn - 'Better Call Saul'
The actress best known for playing Kim Wexler on AMC's 'Breaking Bad' prequel opens up about her roots as a character actress, what she learned from prior short-lived TV series and what it's like to play her current show's only principal character whose fate is not already known. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Desus Nice and The Kid Mero - 'Desus & Mero'
The late night hosts with the youngest and most diverse audience reflect on how they were shaped by being first-generation Americans from the Bronx, how social media led to their podcast and TV shows and what makes their new current program different from competitors'. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....


David Letterman - 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'
The standup and late night comedy legend, who rarely grants interviews, opens up about why he pursued a public life despite immense shyness, why he adored Johnny Carson and has mixed feelings about Jay Leno, why he retired from 'Late Show' only to return two years later with a longform interview series on Netflix, what he thinks of today's late night hosts and how he feels now about his former frequent guest Donald Trump. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew W...

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Bob Mackie - 'The Cher Show'
One of the greatest fashion designers and costume designers for the last 60 years reflects on his famous clients (including Judy Garland, Carol Burnett and Cher), his most iconic outfits (from the 'Gone with the Wind' parody dress for 'The Carol Burnett Show' to Cher’s various Oscar outfits) and finally being accepted by the fashion world establishment. But first: David Rooney, THR's chief theater critic, joins Scott to preview Sunday night's 73rd Tony Awards. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by ...

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Celia Keenan-Bolger - 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
The four-time Tony nominee opens up about being fired from 'The Light in the Piazza' just before it went to Broadway, how she rebounded in a series of musicals before breaking into plays and what it's like playing children on stage, most recently 8-year-old Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin's blockbuster production. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Santino Fontana - 'Tootsie'
The Tony favorite reflects on how his career was interrupted — and life jeopardized — by a 2010 head injury; how he fought his way back, only to walk away from 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' after just one season; and what he has learned from playing a woman in one of Broadway's biggest hits. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Aidy Bryant - 'Shrill' & 'Saturday Night Live'
The 32-year-old vet of improv and sketch comedy reflects on seven seasons in Studio 8H, what frustrated her about the acting opportunities she was offered during hiatuses and why she ultimately signed on to co-create, co-write, co-produce and star on a Hulu series about a "fat" young woman in 21st century America. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Marie Kondo - 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo'
The world's leading organizing consultant reflects on the roots of her interest in tidying, and how tidying for friends became a part-time job and then a booming business; how her KonMari Method evolved into what it is; and how her bestselling books about it led to a Netflix reality series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Norman Lear - 'One Day at a Time' & 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons'
The most influential producer in TV history — a man who, in the 1970s, revolutionized the sitcom format by using it to tackle matters of social import — reflects on the dark childhood that shaped his social conscience, the defining moments of his career, what keeps him working at 96 and whether Archie Bunker would have supported Donald Trump. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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George Clooney - 'Catch-22'
In his first-ever podcast interview, the A-lister reflects on parts played and lessons learned over 37 years in Hollywood, the pros and cons of mega-fame, why he no longer sees himself as a leading man and why he decided to return to TV to make a limited series with streamer Hulu. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge - 'Fleabag' & 'Killing Eve'
The multi-hyphenate behind two of TV’s buzziest shows reflects on how a series of 10-minute plays that she wrote opened the doors to screen jobs, how much of herself is in her characters and how being a feminist does (and doesn’t) shape her work. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Alison Brie - 'GLOW'
A star of 'Mad Men,' 'Community' and Netflix's comedy about women wrestlers reflects on her career, assumptions about her range and making a female-dominated show. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Kelli O'Hara - 'Kiss Me, Kate'
One of the greatest leading ladies in Broadway history reflects on her unlikely path from Oklahoma to the Great White Way, how she found her voice thanks to a special teacher and her 'voice' through the roles she played and why, even at the top, she finds it hard to make ends meet. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Seth MacFarlane - 'The Orville'
One of Hollywood’s funniest, smartest and most provocative figures reflects on the roots of his passion for animation, becoming TV’s youngest-ever EP 20 years ago with ‘Family Guy’ and following decades of comedy — from directing ‘Ted’ to hosting the Oscars — with a sci-fi dramedy that just wrapped its second season. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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Remembering David Picker (1931-2019)
The legendary film exec — who ran three studios, was behind five best picture Oscar winners and brought James Bond, The Beatles and Steve Martin to the movies — died Saturday at 87 following a battle with colon cancer. Here, for the first time, Scott shares their 2016 sit-down. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

Vanessa Hudgens - "Rent: Live"
Best known for starring in the ‘High School Musical’ trilogy opposite her then-boyfriend Zac Efron, the young actress reflects on her musical roots, surviving celebrity and reinventing herself as an adult in Hollywood. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

Richard Madden - 'Bodyguard'
The Scotsman, one of Hollywood's hottest young actors, reflects on his Golden Globe-winning performance, as well as playing Robb Stark on 'Game of Thrones,' "anxiety-inducing" paparazzi and those 007 rumors. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....


Mark Hamill - 'Knightfall'
The screen legend best known for playing Luke Skywalker in six 'Star Wars' films over 42 years reflects on fame and typecasting, why he loves theater and voice acting, "'Star Wars' fatigue" and why he took on the role of a medieval SOB on History's drama series about the Knights Templar. Hosted by: Scott Feinberg Recorded and produced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham...

Ken Jeong - 'You Complete Me, Ho'
Best known for 'The Hangover' trilogy, the actor/standup comedian discusses what led to his life-changing decision to walk away from medicine to focus on performing, the personal and social significance of projects like 'Dr. Ken' and 'Crazy Rich Asians' and the family crisis that inspired his new Netflix standup special. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

Billy Porter - 'Pose'
The actor/singer emotionally reflects on his dark childhood, his 14-year exile from Broadway and how he realized his dreams via the Tony-winning musical 'Kinky Boots’ and Ryan Murphy’s landmark FX drama. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....


Mark-Paul Gosselaar - 'The Passage'
Best known for playing Zack Morris on ‘Saved by the Bell,’ the veteran TV actor reflects on that iconic character, his subsequent collaboratIons with Steven Bochco and his acclaimed work as a federal agent on Fox’s rookie series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

Stephan James - 'Homecoming'
The Golden Globe-nominated breakout star reflects on his transformation from reserved kid into public performer; the challenges of playing icons Jesse Owens and John Lewis and anchoring 'If Beale Street Could Talk'; and holding his own opposite Julia Roberts on Amazon Prime's acclaimed podcast adaptation. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham....

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THR Pundits Preview 91st Oscars
Scott Feinberg, THR's awards columnist, is joined by THR's tech editor Carolyn Giardina, executive editor (features) Stephen Galloway, senior editor (film) Rebecca Keegan and film editor Gregg Kilday for a discussion about the show's controversies, contenders and consequences. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Ruth E. Carter - 'Black Panther'
The trailblazing costume designer — the first black person ever nominated for the best costume design Oscar, she now has three such noms to her name (no black woman has more across all categories) — reflects on breaking into her profession when no other black women were getting work, her 14 collaborations with Spike Lee and what it was like costuming a 2018 movie unlike any before it. But first: Melissa Berton and Rayka Zehtabchi join Scott to discuss the best documentary short Oscar nominee 'Period. End of...

Richard E. Grant - 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'
The veteran character actor, who was most famous for his debut film role in 1987's 'Withnail & I' prior to his Oscar-nominated turn in Marielle Heller's 2018 dramedy about a pair of Big Apple misfits, reflects on his bizarre childhood, the working-actor's grind and why he's savoring every second of his current moment in the spotlight. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Diane Warren - 'RBG'
One of the greatest songwriters of all time — a one-woman hit machine for 35 years who has worked with most major singers of that timespan and is synonymous with the 'power ballad' — reflects on how music helped her escape a troubled childhood, the origins of her biggest hits and the inspiration for the call-to-action songs that have led to the three most recent of her 10 Oscar noms. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and edited by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Bo Burnham - 'Eighth Grade'
The YouTube star turned internationally-popular standup comedian turned acclaimed filmmaker reflects on his unusual career path, his debilitating battles with anxiety and how technology is changing our lives. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Amy Adams - 'Vice' & 'Sharp Objects'
One of the most respected actresses of her generation, a five-time Oscar bridesmaid, reflects on how years in dinner theater gave way to a career in screen acting, how her career has been divided into noticeable phases and how she navigates dark parts like the two she played in 2018 (one in a film, the other in a limited TV series). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Sam Elliott - 'A Star Is Born'
The beloved character actor, who has been appearing on the big screen for 52 years, reflects on why the first film in which he was the star was also the last; how he feels about being typecast as the strong/silent type; and what sparked his late-career renaissance. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Alfonso Cuarón - 'Roma'
The Oscar winner, one of the key figures of New Mexican Cinema and one of the most accomplished and admired filmmakers in the world, opens up about being kicked out of film school, the evolution of 'The Three Amigos,' the widely-varying scales and genres of his films and why his latest — a black-and-white Spanish-language masterpiece on Netflix — is his most personal yet. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Lucas Hedges - 'Ben Is Back,' 'Boy Erased,' 'Mid90s' & 'The Waverly Gallery'
The 22-year-old 'Manchester by the Sea' Oscar nominee talks about growing up in an artistic family, battling self-doubt, coming to terms with his sexuality and starring in three films — and making his Broadway debut — in 2018. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie - 'Leave No Trace'
The 18-year-old New Zealander reflects on her breakout year (after Debra Granik's latest premiered at Sundance, she shot four other films), frequent comparisons with J-Law (the star of Granik's last film, 'Winter's Bone') and her plans for the future. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


John Krasinski - 'A Quiet Place' & 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan'
The beloved star of 'The Office' talks about his prior struggles to break into the biz, his subsequent transition into film acting and directing and his remarkable 2018 playing a superhero on TV and writing, directing and starring in the year's most successful elevated horror flick. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Sacha Baron Cohen - 'Who Is America?'
20 years after first taking outlandish characters out into the world, a form of comedy that hadn’t been done before, the incomparable Brit, now up for a Golden Globe, reflects on pre-fame life, his characters’ origins and Donald Trump. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Julia Roberts - 'Ben Is Back' & 'Homecoming'
The biggest female movie star of the last 30 years, "America's Sweetheart" herself, reflects on pre-stardom life and loss, how she wound up in 'Pretty Woman' and becoming the queen of rom-coms and what it's like to now be playing a mom (she's getting some of the best notices of her career for her turn as a mother trying to help her drug-addicted son in Peter Hedges' latest film) and starring on series TV. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Carey Mulligan - 'Wildlife'
An actors’ actor who is just 33, but already has more than a decade of acclaimed stage and screen work under her belt, on breaking out of period pieces, overcoming fears and her latest role, in which she gives, in the view of the New York Times' film critic, "the best performance of any I’ve seen in film this year." But first: Roger Ross Williams, the first black director ever to win an Oscar, and Kristi Jacobson join Scott to discuss their Oscar-eligible documentary short 'Take Back the Harbor,' which show...

Hugh Jackman - 'The Front Runner'
One of the most multi-talented stars in showbiz history — an Australian man of Hollywood films and Broadway theater who is the living embodiment of "the triple threat" — reflects on his dark childhood, playing the same superhero in more films and over more years than anyone else in history and now portraying a real and still-living person for the first time. But first: Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, the investigative journalists who teamed up to direct the documentary feature 'Science Fair,' join Sc...

Spike Lee - 'BlacKkKlansman'
The small, scrappy, tough-as-nails New York filmmaker behind classics such as 'She's Gotta Have It,' 'Do the Right Thing' and 'Malcolm X' reflects upon the challenges of making indie films over the last 32 years, the impact of and controversies surrounding his work and what he makes of Hollywood and America's fraught relationship with race in the past and present — the subject of his most recent project. But first: Scott Feinberg, the host of 'Awards Chatter,' reflects on the podcast's origins and evolution...


James Burrows - 'Will & Grace'
One of the most prolific and admired directors in TV history — the go-to guy for sitcom pilots — reflects on how Mary Tyler Moore helped him break into the biz, the 15 years he split between 'Taxi' and 'Cheers' (he co-created the latter) and being at the center of NBC's 'Must See TV' era with 'Frasier,' 'Friends' and 'Will & Grace.' But first: Natalie Jarvey, THR's digital media editor, joins Scott to discuss her recent profile of Vice Media and its new CEO Nancy Dubuc, who ran A&E Networks until Shane Smit...

Steve McQueen - 'Widows'
The ‘12 Years a Slave’ director and producer (the first black producer ever to win a best picture Oscar) opens up about how his work in art led to his career in film, his close collaborations with Michael Fassbender and why he followed his big Oscar night with an elevated heist flick he has been mulling for 35 years. But first: Matthew Heineman, a 35-year-old filmmaker best known for his Oscar-nominated doc ‘Cartel Land,’ explains how he came to make his narrative directing debut with ‘A Private War,’ a new...

Shaquille O'Neal - 'Killer Bees'
One of the greatest basketball players of all time reflects on his career on the hardwood, transitioning into retirement and using his profile to call attention to socially-significant films. But first: Gabe Polsky, the director of the new documentary ‘In Search of Greatness,’ joins Scott to discuss his quest to determine what separates the greatest athletes from the rest. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Dolly Parton - 'Dumplin''
One of the most popular singer/songwriters of all-time — a woman who The Guardian described as “the biggest star country music has ever produced,” and who has crossed back and forth, for more than 40 years, between country and pop, while also starring in movies and on TV — discusses her Appalachian roots and road to Nashville, the backstories of her greatest hits ("Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You") and how she came to provide the soundtrack — and Oscar-contending single 'Girl in the Movies' — for...

Melissa McCarthy - 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'
One of today's few true movie stars — people buy tickets to see a movie because she's in it — opens up about the source of her early self-esteem and confidence; the crazy way she wound up performing standup and then improv; why she was planning to quit showbiz just before she landed 'Gilmore Girls'; how the blockbuster success of 'Bridesmaids' and an Emmy win for 'Mike & Molly' within just a few months of each other changed her life; and why she's now expanded beyond comedy into drama, or at least dramedy, ...

Steve Carell - 'Beautiful Boy'
One of Hollywood's most versatile actors opens up about his discovery of improv en route to 'The Daily Show,' how a small part in 'Anchorman' led to a star-making role in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' which, in turn, saved the fledgling 'The Office,' and why he ventured into darker material with 'Foxcatcher,' for which he received an Oscar nom, and his newest film. But first: Sandra Lee, the Daytime Emmy-winning TV host, bestselling author and first lady of New York, joins Scott to discuss 'RX Early Detection: A...

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Olivia Colman - 'The Favourite'
A queen in the past in 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' in the future on 'The Crown' and in the present in Yorgos Lanthimos' latest dramedy reflects on her beginnings in comedy, how the British indie film 'Tyrannosaur' and TV series 'Broadchurch' exploded her profile and what it's like to now be the center of so much attention. But first: Elsie Fisher, the 15-year-old actress who starred in this summer's breakout indie 'Eighth Grade,' joins Scott to discuss her career, social media and her collaboration with Bo Burnh...

Matthew McConaughey - 'White Boy Rick'
One of Hollywood's most colorful characters — he has morphed from bit player to leading man to matinee idol to Oscar winner over the last 25 years — shares the backstories of "Alright, alright, alright," his big break, his rom-com/shirtless era and one of Hollywood's most remarkable career-reboots, 'the McConnaisance.' Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Quincy Jones - 'Quincy'
The living legend, one of only 21 EGOTs, opens up about falling in love with music, being black in Hollywood, talent cultivation (Michael Jackson, most famously) and discovery (from Oprah to Will Smith) and what he thinks of music and America today. But first: Al Hicks and Rashida Jones, the co-directors of the acclaimed new Netflix doc 'Quincy,' discuss the making of the film and its enigmatic subject. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Keira Knightley - 'Colette'
The twice Oscar-nominated British actress, who has been on Hollywood’s A-list for the last 15 years, opens up about how acting helped her to overcome dyslexia, how sudden celebrity caused her to have a breakdown and why she has always been drawn to — and done much of her best work in — period pieces. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Rosamund Pike - 'A Private War'
The English Oxford alum turned Bond girl turned best actress Oscar nominee opens up about breaking out of early typecasting with 'An Education,' playing her first leading film role in 'Gone Girl' and, in perhaps her most challenging assignment yet, portraying war correspondent Marie Colvin in Matt Heineman's new film. But first: Matt Belloni, THR's editorial director, joins Scott in Toronto to discuss the 43rd TIFF, Venice's award winners and the Academy's tabling of the popular Oscar. Credits: Hosted by Sc...

Glenn Close - 'The Wife'
The living legend of stage and screen — who is the most Oscar-nominated living performer without a win, at 0-for-6 — talks about growing up in a cult, her later-than-usual film debut and how she made up for lost time, aging in Hollywood (she went to TV and back to Broadway) and the performance that has made her, at 71, the best actress contender to beat. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Chadwick Boseman - 'Black Panther'
The star of Marvel's first film to center on a black superhero shares why Phylicia Rashad and Denzel Washington are responsible for his shift from writer/director to actor, how he weighed the honor of playing black icons against the fear of being typecast and what he makes of Wakanda's cultural significance during the Trump era and the Academy's new popular Oscar. But first: Stephen Galloway, THR's executive editor of features, joins Scott to preview the Venice and Telluride film festivals that will kick of...

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Darren Criss - 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'
Emmy-nominated for both Ryan Murphy's 'Glee,' in 2015, and now for an FX limited series in which he played serial killer Andrew Cunanan, the Filipino-American discusses 'passing' as white, pre-'Glee' life (he made a living playing piano at Maggiano's) and the tricky terrain of being a straight actor who has made his name playing LGBTQ parts. But first: Lacey Rose, THR's executive editor of TV coverage, joins Scott to discuss Jim Carrey's upcoming return to the spotlight in the Showtime series 'Kidding.' Cre...

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Jane Goodall - 'Jane'
The world's most recognizable living scientist, who is to behavioral sciences what Albert Einstein is to physics, reflects on 58 years of studying chimpanzees in Gombe, encountering sexual demands and objectification in the workplace, turning unexpected fame into a tool for activism and being the subject of dozens of documentaries, the best of which is now nominated for seven Emmys. But first: Rebecca Ford, THR's awards editor, and Rebecca Sun, a senior reporter at THR, join Scott to discuss the upcoming al...


Carol Burnett - 'The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special'
One of the most significant and beloved figures in TV history, best known for her groundbreaking variety sketch program 'The Carol Burnett Show' (1967-1978), reflects, at the age of 85, on the Cinderella story that led her to showbiz, doing things that other women hadn't done before and her and her show's impact more than a half-century after its debut. But first: Matt Belloni, THR's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss the hugely controversial changes to the format of the Oscars that the Academy anno...

Ted Danson - 'The Good Place'
The TV icon best known for 'Cheers' reflects on his unlikely casting on that NBC classic, the struggles that followed its 11-season run and how roles on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Damages' rebooted his career and prepared him to play the character for which he is nominated for an Emmy. But first: Pamela McClintock, a senior film writer and box-office analyst at THR, joins Scott to discuss this summer's biggest blockbusters, the surge of hit docs and the crash of MoviePass. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg...

Judith Light - 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'
The stage and screen veteran reflects on why she was so averse to doing a soap opera or a sitcom before making her name on 'One Life to Live' and 'Who’s the Boss?,' and what she's learned since returning to the theater (she's one of only six performers to win Tonys in back-to-back years) and TV (she's landed Emmy noms for 'Ugly Betty,' 'Transparent' and 'Versace'). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Milo Ventimiglia - 'This Is Us'
Nominated for the best actor in a drama series Emmy for the second year in a row, the 41-year-old reflects on his journey to acting, almost quitting the biz after his stints on ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Heroes’ ended and how he wound up playing everyone’s favorite TV dad of the Peak TV era. But first: Kevin Cassidy, THR’s international news editor, joins Scott to preview the fall film fests. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Ricky Martin - 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'
One of the most popular entertainers ever to emerge from Puerto Rico — a two-time Grammy-winning singer, a dancer and now an Emmy-nominated actor — reflects on growing up with Menudo, his 'Livin' La Vida Loca' era and the personal and professional rebirth he has experienced since coming out as gay in 2010. But first: Rebecca Ford, THR's awards editor, joins Scott to dissect the Emmy nominations that were announced on Thursday. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Remembering Tab Hunter (1931-2018)
One of the last male stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age — the top one at Warner Bros. from 1955 through 1959 — died on Sunday at the age of 86. In this 2015 interview, he spoke about what it was like making movies — and being gay — in the fifties, what happened after his star faded and how he hoped to be remembered. But first: Andy Lewis, THR's books editor, joins Scott to discuss the best Hollywood-related reads of 2018 so far. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Jimmy Iovine - 'The Defiant Ones'
One of the most significant figures in the history of the music industry looks back on his rise from studio sweeper to engineer (for John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen) to producer (for Tom Petty and U2) to label founder and chief (Interscope, which made hip hop and gangsta rap mainstream), and his unlikely friendship with Dr. Dre, with whom he founded Beats Electronics (which they sold to Apple for $3.2 billion in 2014), which is chronicled in an acclaimed new HBO docuseries. But first: Gregg Kilday, THR's ...

Matt LeBlanc - 'Episodes'
The comedy actor who became famous as Joey Tribbiani on NBC’s 'Friends' dishes on the strange series of events that led him from blue-collar work to acting; why, after the failure of 'Joey' and five years out of the biz, he returned to series TV on Showtime; and how he feels about the prospect of a 'Friends' reboot — and retirement. But first: Aaron Couch, the senior editor of THR's 'Heat Vision' blog devoted to fanboy entertainment, joins Scott to preview the summer movie season. Credits: Hosted by Scott F...

Jimmy Fallon - 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
The jovial host of late night's most iconic program reflects on his journey from doing childhood impersonations to appearing on 'SNL,' how Lorne Michaels recruited him to 'Late Night' (despite opposition from network suits) and then Johnny Carson's old job and, in an emotional exchange, how his infamous 2016 interview with Donald Trump has — and hasn't — changed him and his show. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Gary O'Keefe and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Claire Danes - 'Homeland'
The two-time Emmy winner reflects on child stardom (she burst onto the scene at 14 on 'My So-Called Life'), embarking on a film career (but passing on 'Schindler's List' and 'Titanic') and returning to the small screen and experiencing career rebirth through the TV movie 'Temple Grandin,' followed by seven seasons playing a bipolar CIA officer. But first: Matthew Belloni, THR's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss a week of Hollywood wheelings and dealings: Disney and Comcast's fight over Fox, AT&T's ...

Barbra Streisand - 'Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!'
The legendary singer, songwriter, actress, writer, producer and director opens up about her odds-defying career ("I didn’t want to be a singer"), why she fights for creative control over her work ("I am not a diva") and what convinced her to embark on a rare concert tour that was later turned into a Netflix variety special — even though, as she puts it, "I just don’t enjoy singing live." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Keri Russell - 'The Americans'
One of the few people who has played multiple iconic TV characters reflects on child stardom as a Mouseketeer, becoming "America's Sweetheart" at 21 on 'Felicity' and then, after almost quitting the biz, re-emerging as a Soviet spy for six seasons on one of the best shows of the Peak TV era. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Judd Apatow - 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling'
One of the reigning kings of comedy — a standup, writer, producer and director who has been a driving force behind many of the funniest TV series and films of the last 30 years — reflects on the roots of his sense of humor, his decision to move from doing standup to writing to producing/directing and his epic documentary-tribute to one of his mentors and heroes. But first: Lesley Goldberg, THR’s west coast TV editor, joins Scott to discuss ABC's historic cancelation of 'Roseanne,' attempts to equate Roseann...

Kenan Thompson - 'Saturday Night Live'
One of the most talented comedy performers in the business looks back on his childhood at Nickelodeon ('All That' and 'Kenan & Kel'), losing his identity thereafter and then finding a new home in Studio 8H (where he is in his 15th season, making him the longest-tenured performer in the variety show’s history). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Freddie Highmore - 'The Good Doctor'
The star of TV’s highest-rated new network drama, whose portrayal of an autistic surgeon has already brought him a Golden Globe nom, looks back on child stardom, re-emerging as an adult on the drama series 'Bates Motel' (he received Critics' Choice noms for three of its five seasons) and then heading right into another, very different show. But first: Borys Kit, a senior staff writer at THR who oversees its 'Heat Vision' blog, joins Scott to discuss this weekend's release of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' this ...


Jessica Biel - 'The Sinner'
The actress-producer discusses how she wound up on '7th Heaven' at 14 (it became TV's longest-running family drama ever), growing up in the biz, making an eclectic mix of films and returning to TV in a limited series she also produced, which became 2017's most-watched new basic-cable show, and for which she received Golden Globe and Critics' Choice noms. But first: Gregg Kilday, THR's film editor, and Chris Gardner, a senior staff writer at THR, join Scott to recap the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Credits: Ho...

Jason Bateman - 'Arrested Development' & 'Ozark'
One of the most likable — and reliably good — actors in the business reflects on his child stardom, how he then experienced a dark decade before re-emerging as the industry’s go-to straight man in comedies and why it means so much to him to now be able to juggle acting and directing. But first: Booth Moore, THR’s Style & Fashion News Director, joins Scott to discuss the recent Met Gala, the ongoing Cannes Film Festival and the upcoming Royal Wedding, as well as Vogue's controversial new profile of Marchesa ...

Emilia Clarke - 'Game of Thrones' & 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
The British actress, best known for playing Daenerys on TV's most acclaimed show, opens up about striking gold with and learning to navigate her first professional role, why she's sick of talking about her nude scenes, what led her to turn down 'Fifty Shades of Grey' but do 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' plus more. But first: Stephen Galloway, THR's executive editor (features), joins Scott to discuss his recent article about Hollywood publicists and the period of upheaval currently impacting their community. Cr...


Samantha Bee - 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'
The first woman ever to host a late-night satire show reflects on her 12 years at Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' (she was the longest-serving and first female correspondent), betting on herself by leaving that job for a show of her own at TBS (which won an Emmy in 2017) and what it's like making that show in the fast-changing and mind-blowing Trump era. But first: Seth Abramovitch, a senior writer at THR, joins Scott to discuss his new THR profile of Jeffrey Tambor, the Emmy-winning star of Amazon's'Tra...

Lena Waithe - 'The Chi'
This powerhouse writer (the first black woman ever to win a comedy writing Emmy), actress ('Master of None' and 'Ready Player One') and creator/producer (Showtime's new series about Chicago's South Side) — who recently appeared on Vanity Fair's cover and was named by Time as one of the world's 100 most influential people — reflects on her upbringing, the importance of mentorship and the kaleidoscopic way her career has come together. But first: Natalie Jarvey, THR's digital media editor, joins Scott to disc...

Christina Hendricks - 'Good Girls'
The six-time Emmy nominee and two-time Critics' Choice Award winner reflects on why her agents fired her after she agreed to play Joan, how she feels about all the attention paid to her figure and why she decided to follow a period drama with a contemporary network dramedy. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Henry Winkler - 'Barry'
The TV icon opens up about his debilitating dyslexia, overcoming it to land the part of 'The Fonz' on 'Happy Days' (and 'jumping the shark') and following 'Arrested Development' and 'Parks and Rec' with standout work on Bill Hader's new HBO dramedy. But first: David Rooney, THR's chief theatre critic, joins Scott to discuss the two-part shows that are the talk of Broadway, the return of Glenda Jackson and how the Tonys may acknowledge "The Boss." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by M...

Hayley Atwell - 'Howards End'
The Golden Globe-nominated British beauty reflects on making her name in period pieces (and on 'Black Mirror'), playing one character in several projects over many years (Agent Peggy Carter of 'Captain America' fame) and the new project for which she's receiving the best reviews of her screen career (a four-part adaptation of E.M. Forster's most famous novel). But first: Rebecca Ford, THR's awards editor, joins Scott to discuss early and creative Emmy campaigning, Jimmy Kimmel vs. Sean Hannity and tough Emm...

Krysten Ritter - 'Jessica Jones'
The model-turned-actress reflects on her big break ('Breaking Bad'), first starring role ('Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23') and experience playing a complex Marvel superhero on a Peabody Award-winning TV show that began exploring sexual misconduct and its impact on victims long before the Harvey Weinstein exposés. But first: Daniel Fienberg, THR's television critic and the president of the Television Critics Association, joins Scott to discuss what it's like to be a TV critic in the era of Peak TV, the shows ...


Marc Maron - 'GLOW'
The comic, podcast host and character actor reflects on the complex youth that led him to comedy; his rollercoaster career (he once contemplated suicide in the same garage to which a president later trekked to see him); and the Critics’ Choice and SAG award noms accorded his first major acting gig in which he's not playing a version of himself. But first: Lesley Goldberg, THR’s west coast TV editor, joins Scott to discuss the best of broadcast, pilot season and the Dodgers. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg...

Frankie Shaw - 'SMILF'
The creator, showrunner, producer, writer, director and Golden Globe-nominated star of Showtime's acclaimed new comedy series, which was largely inspired by the drama of her own experience as a young single mom, reflects on her blue-collar upbringing, accidental pregnancy at 24, move to Hollywood 11 weeks into it and years of personal and professional struggle that followed — until she took matters into her own hands by making, in 2015, a short film about her experiences that won an award at Sundance and pa...

Tommy Wiseau - 'The Room'
One of the most colorful characters in Hollywood history — he wrote, directed, produced and starred in what has been called "the 'Citizen Kane' of bad movies," which inspired 'The Disaster Artist' — opens up as never before about his life and work. But first: Matt Belloni, THR's editorial director, joins Scott to recap and dissect Sunday night's 90th Oscars. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Sam Rockwell - 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'
The veteran character actor looks back on years of side-jobs and failed auditions, learning to make the most of parts of any size and landing the role of a lifetime — for which he is now favored to win the best supporting actor Oscar — in Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed dramedy. But first: Carolyn Giardina, THR’s tech editor, joins Scott to dissect — and predict — the technical Oscar categories. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

James Ivory - 'Call Me by Your Name'
Best known for his work as a director (he was half of the Merchant-Ivory team famous for its high-production-value literary adaptations), but poised to win his first Oscar for a screenplay (at 89, he'd be the oldest winner ever), he reflects on his late partner Ismail Merchant, his love of Italy and his two movies — 30 years apart — about young gay lovers. But first: Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter's awards editor, joins Scott to discuss BAFTA results, daunting stats for best picture Oscar nominees and...

Willem Dafoe - 'The Florida Project'
One of the most recognizable and admired big screen character actors of the last 30 years reflects on decades of juggling experimental theater and films, his unconventional face and why he so often lands in edgy projects like the one for which he recently received his third Oscar nom. But first: Adam Irving, a filmmaker who received a best first documentary feature Critics' Choice Documentary Award nom for his 2016 directorial debut 'Off the Rails,' joins Scott to discuss this year's Oscar snubs of 'Jane' a...


Timothée Chalamet - 'Call Me by Your Name'
The youngest best actor Oscar nominee in 78 years — who is just 22 — reflects on the importance of his public school arts education, his early work on TV ('Homeland') and in films ('Interstellar') and the making — and crazy aftermath — of three massively acclaimed films released in 2017. But first: Roger Durling, the executive director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, joins Scott to discuss Santa Barbara's recovery from recent fires and mudslides, the fest's evolution during his 15 years on...

Allison Williams - 'Get Out'
One of the top up-and-coming actresses in the business, who burst onto the scene in 2012 as Marnie on Lena Dunham’s HBO series 'Girls,' talks about emerging from her famous father's shadow, landing her breakout part despite her refusal to do on-screen nudity and holding out for years for the ideal debut film role until Jordan Peele's script came along — as a result of her starring role in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!,' of all things — and she knew it was the one. But first: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter...

Hans Zimmer - 'Dunkirk'
The Oscar and Grammy winning composer, who has masterfully scored some 150 films, reflects on his musical influences; how he began combining instruments and technology to produce new sounds; why he nearly passed on projects for which he later produced iconic work, including 'The Lion King'; and what is at the heart of his 13-year collaboration with Christopher Nolan. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Pete Orlanski and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Rachel Brosnahan - 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
The newly-minted Golden Globe and Critics' Choice winner for best actress in a comedy series reflects on a childhood divided between acting and wrestling, her Emmy-nominated turn on Netflix's 'House of Cards' and landing the role of a lifetime — as a 1950s New York housewife-turned-standup comedian — on Amazon's new dramedy, which has resonated with women and men of all ages. But first: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival's Krystof Mucha (executive director) and Karel Och (artistic director) join S...

Christopher Plummer - 'All the Money in the World'
The legendary actor of stage and screen, who made his film debut 60 years ago and, at 88, is still going strong, reflects on why he long felt that being angry and drunk were musts for an actor, why he has conflicted feelings about 'The Sound of Music' and what it was like reshooting all of Kevin Spacey's scenes in nine days for Ridley Scott. But first: Rachel Morrison, a 39-year-old cinematographer, joins Scott to discuss the dearth of female practitioners of her craft, how it feels to know that most people...

Al Gore - 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
The 45th vice president of the United States discusses why, after the 2000 presidential election, he decided to devote himself, body and soul, to the cause of raising awareness about the threat of climate change and promoting ways of combating it before it’s too late for our planet; how he wound up the subject of the Oscar-winning 2006 doc 'An Inconvenient Truth' and its sequel 11 years later; and why he thinks Donald Trump needs to resign immediately. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produce...


Tom Hanks - 'The Post'
One of the all-time most beloved and respected film actors reflects on his tumultuous childhood and becoming a dad at 21; why, in the years after 'Big' made him a star, he grew tired of playing "pussies," and how he managed a remarkable career reinvention capped by Oscars in back-to-back years; and what it was like making a period piece about obstacles faced by women in the workplace and journalists standing up to a hostile president at a time when those issues are front and center again. But first: Bob Gaz...

Mary J. Blige - 'Mudbound'
"The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," whose first album was released 25 years ago, and who has since won nine Grammys encompassing R&B, rap, pop and gospel songs, reflects on the pain that preceded the music, the struggles with substances that nearly cost her everything and the attraction to acting that led her to the part of a 1940s wife and mother on a Mississippi plantation, for which she has received widespread acclaim. But first: Thomas Doherty, Brandeis University professor of American Studies and noted film s...

Lisa Nishimura - Netflix
The VP of original documentary and comedy programming for the world's leading streaming service discusses how she came to the company when it was still in the DVD-by-mail biz, how docs and comedy have evolved since and the stories behind her most lauded projects — including four doc features ('Chasing Coral', 'Icarus', 'One of Us' and 'Strong Island') and two doc shorts ('Heroin(e)' and 'Ram Dass, Going Home') that have been Oscar-shortlisted this season. But first: Alison Brower, THR's deputy editorial dir...

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Jake Gyllenhaal - 'Stronger'
The dashing Oscar nominee looks back on 25 years in the biz, from kid parts ('City Slickers') to teen roles ('Donnie Darko') to his first grown-up characters ('Brokeback Mountain'); lessons learned from the flop of 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'; and how recalibrating his approach led to a streak of great performances ('Source Code,' 'End of Watch,' 'Prisoners,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Southpaw,' 'Nocturnal Animals' and 'Stronger'). But first: Lynne Segall, EVP and group publisher of The Hollywood Reporter ...

Clive Davis - 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives'
One of the most powerful and influential people in the history of the music industry — a producer, A&R executive and record label chief who has been nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Ear" — reflects on his "epiphany" at the Monterey Pop Festival 50 years ago; discovering Janis Joplin, Bruce Sprinsteen and Whitney Houston, among many others; and how, at 85, he remains cool and in-tune with the culture. But first: Bryan Fogel, the director of the Oscar-shortlisted Netflix doc 'Icarus,' joins Scott to discuss...

Kate Winslet - 'Wonder Wheel'
Arguably the finest screen actress of her generation reflects on her unlikely journey to 'Titanic' — in which she played her first leading role, at 21 — and the massive celebrity that came with its success; why, seven years later, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' proved a career game-changer; and why she despised Harvey Weinstein long before the revelations about his sexual misconduct. But first: Dr. Ross Melnick, an associate professor of film and media studies at UC-Santa Barbara and and an expert ...


Barbara Broccoli - 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'
The woman who has co-produced every James Bond film of the last 22 years, with her step-brother and EON Productions partner Michael G. Wilson, grants a rare interview about the origin and evolution of the 007 franchise, how her own contributions to the films have grown over the years and why she spent 31 years fighting to produce her latest film — an adaptation of Peter Turner's memoir about his relationship with the actress Gloria Grahame — which was made on a far smaller scale than any Bond film, but mean...

Aaron Sorkin - 'Molly's Game'
On the occasion of his first foray into directing, the greatest screenwriter of the last 25 years — for screens small ('The West Wing') and big ('The Social Network') — opens up about his unlikely journey from actor/bartender to writer, dissects his strengths (dialogue) and weaknesses (story) and opens up about past controversies (drugs, the Sony hack) and criticsms (how he handles female characters). But first: THR reviews editor Jon Frosch joins Scott to discuss critics' feelings about 2017 films, includi...

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Angelina Jolie - 'First They Killed My Father'
One of the most famous, accomplished, beautiful and enigmatic women in the world opens up about her love-hate relationship with acting (and how her choice of roles has been impacted by her rollercoaster of a personal life), her gravitation toward directing (her fourth directorial effort, a Khmer-language drama, is Cambodia's entry in this season's best foreign-language film Oscar race) and why being a mom — of six — and a humanitarian means more to her than anything else. But first: 91-year-old Marcia Nasat...


Guillermo del Toro - 'The Shape of Water'
The Mexican auteur reflects on the supernatural experiences that shaped him, lessons he learned from films that got derailed and why his latest work — "a musical-thriller-drama Douglas Sirk version of a monster movie" about "outsiders" striving to save "a filthy thing that came from South America" — is not only his favorite but "me, in my totality." But first: Annette Insdorf, a professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts, joins Scott to talk about her new book Cinemat...

Jennifer Lawrence - 'Mother!'
The biggest star in Hollywood opens up about the evolution of her career and feelings about celebrity, the phone hack that left her feeling "gangbanged by the fucking planet" and her work with Darren Aronofsky on the most grueling and controversial movie of her career ("I kind of made it and broke it"). But first: Sid Ganis, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, joins Scott to talk about the organization's expulsion of Harvey Weinstein, the Disney-LA Times standoff, Ganis'...

James Franco - 'The Disaster Artist'
The multi-talented, enigmatic artist reflects on juggling filmmaking with college, graduate and Ph.D studies; how an epiphany during the making of 'Pineapple Express' made possible his Oscar-nominated performance in '127 Hours'; and why he's drawn to eccentrics like the one he played in 'Spring Breakers' and Tommy Wiseau. But first: Will Arnett, the popular comedy actor, joins Scott to talk about Louis C.K.'s fall from grace, voiceover acting, 'Arrested Development' and the animated feature 'The LEGO Batman...


Margot Robbie - 'I, Tonya'
The 27-year-old Aussie, who catapulted to international stardom through 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' discusses her conflicted feelings about fame and her 'bombshell' image, why she formed her own production company and how, through it, she helped to bring to life a dramedy about Tonya Harding that features the best performance of her career. But first: Kim Masters, a THR editor-at-large who has been on the Hollywood sex abuse beat for years, joins Scott to talk about the latest developments and what might hap...

Jordan Peele - 'Get Out'
One of the smartest and funniest people in show business — heretofore best known as half of the comedy team Key & Peele, which was at the center of an Emmy-winning Comedy Central sketch show of the same name from 2012 through 2015 — reflects on his path to writing and directing a $4.5 million film that grossed more than $250 million worldwide upon its release in February and remains 2017's most critically acclaimed release. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Philip Glass - 'Jane'
One of the most revered and influential composers of the past century reflects on the 'minimalism' style for which he's famous, collaborations with everyone from David Bowie to Martin Scorsese and scoring Brett Morgen’s terrific new documentary about the early work of primatologist Jane Goodall. But first: Ashley Cullins, a THR staff reporter specializing in legal coverage, joins Scott to discuss the stunning downfall of Harvey Weinstein and what may come next. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded an...


Sean Baker and Brooklynn Prince - 'The Florida Project'
An unassuming director and his precocious leading lady reflect on their unlikely journeys — through iPhone movies and kiddie casting calls — to a collaboration that resulted in one of 2017's most acclaimed films. But first: THR's film critic and chief theater critic David Rooney joins Scott to dissect the first half of the 55th New York Film Festival. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Kobe Bryant - 'Dear Basketball'
The Lakers legend reflects on his hardwood career, how 'Black Mamba' saved him, why he retired via a poem that he's turned into an acclaimed animated short — plus who he considers the greatest NBA player ever, how he feels about National Anthem kneeling and more. But first: Veteran Academy members Alec Lorimore and Arnold Schwartzman look back on the David vs. Goliath battle that ultimately resulted in the creation of a documentary branch of the Academy. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produ...

Judi Dench - 'Victoria and Abdul'
The legendary stage and screen actress, who made her professional debut 60 years ago, reflects on landing her first great film role at 63, earning all seven of her Oscar noms (one of whihc resulted in a win) over the 20 years since and why she may or may not have Harvey Weinstein's name tattooed on her bum. But first: THR's film editor Gregg Kilday joins Scott to recap the last week in the awards race. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Benedict Cumberbatch - 'The Current War'
One of the most exciting actors of his generation, who made his name on TV as a 21st century Sherlock Holmes and in films ranging from 'The Imitation Game' to 'Doctor Strange,' reflects on the appeal of acting, experiencing sudden celebrity and playing real people, most recently Thomas Edison. But first: Toronto International Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey and CEO Piers Handling join Scott to recap the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by A...

Kumail Nanjiani - 'The Big Sick' & 'Silicon Valley'
The trailblazing Pakistan-born comedian, writer and actor — one of the few brown men ever to play a lead in an American movie — reflects on coming to America at 18, falling in love with stand-up and making the most emotionally vulnerable period in his life the center of a movie that now has grossed more than $50 million worldwide and is the second best-reviewed release of 2017 so far. But first: THR's editorial director Matthew Belloni joins Scott to discuss the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. Cre...

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Gal Gadot - 'Wonder Woman'
The 32-year-old Israeli who played DC Comics’ most iconic female character in the first big-studio superhero film ever to center on a female protagonist — the hit of the summer — discusses her unusual road to Hollywood, her champions and trolls ("They had a lot to say about the lack of boobs and the lack of booty") and her film's critical, commercial and social success. But first: THR's executive editor (features) Stephen Galloway joins Scott to discuss the 42nd Telluride Film Festival. Credits: Hosted by S...

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Tracee Ellis Ross - 'Black-ish'
This year's Golden Globe winner for best actress in a comedy series discusses what it was like growing up as Diana Ross' daughter, why her current show and character are socially significant and why she has mixed feelings about the accolades that she's been racking up, of late. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Kristen Wiig - 'Saturday Night Live'
The actress who Lorne Michaels ranks among the "top three or four" 'SNL' cast members ever reflects on how she fell in love with improv, why she co-wrote and starred in 'Bridesmaids' and then followed its massive success with indie dramedies and what it's like to return to Studio 8H as a host. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Common - '13th'
The Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper discusses the evolution of his voice (musical and political), Fox News haters and how mass incarceration became a focus of both his activism and his latest, Emmy-nominated song. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst...


Snoop Dogg - 'Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party'
Over a blunt, the gangsta rap and hip-hop icon candidly reflects on his quarter-century in the public eye — the highs (literal and figurative) and lows (jail time, a murder charge, losing friends to the east coast-west coast rivalry), plus secrets of survival and reinvention (pimp, peacemaker and now Emmy-nominated cooking show host). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Lorne Michaels - 'Saturday Night Live'
In a rare interview, one of the most important figures in the history of comedy discusses the roots of his iconic variety show, dissects its 42nd season (its most watched in 23 years and most Emmy-nominated ever) and reveals his thoughts on retirement and what he'd like to happen to 'SNL' after he's gone. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

John Turturro - 'The Night Of'
One of the finest character actors ever — a regular in the movies of Spike Lee, the Coen brothers and Adam Sandler — reflects on being ethnic-looking, overcoming a mid-career crisis that almost led him to retire and why so many of his projects — from 'Do the Right Thing' to his latest, the HBO limited series for which he's Emmy-nominated — address bigotry. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....


Susan Sarandon - 'Feud: Bette and Joan'
One of the most revered actresses of her generation — a best actress Oscar winner currently in contention for a best actress (limited series) Emmy — looks back on her accidental entry into showbiz, achieving her greatest successes after 40, her controversial political views and why TV is the new home for actresses of a certain age. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Stephen Colbert - 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' & 'Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who's Going to Clean Up This Shit?'
Late night's comeback kid — as in, its ratings leader and an Emmy frontrunner just a year after some began writing him off — discusses the tragedy that led him to comedy, the evolution of "Stephen Colbert" on Comedy Central and why his fortunes, as David Letterman's successor, turned around after Trump's election. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg; recorded by Ryan Gabos; produced by Matthew Whitehurst....

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus - 'Veep'
Arguably the greatest comedy actress in TV history reflects on how a bad experience at 'SNL' led to 'Seinfeld,' how she stared down "the 'Seinfeld' curse" and why she loves playing bumbling politician Selina Meyer on the hit HBO show that won the last two Emmys for best comedy series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, produced and recorded by Matthew Whitehurst....


Jimmy Kimmel - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' & 'The Oscars'
The veteran amongst broadcast's current crop of late-night hosts opens up about his 15 years on the job, worshipping Letterman and feuding with Leno, hosting an insane Oscars and sharing an emotional 13-minute monologue about his newborn son. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Reese Witherspoon - 'Big Little Lies'
'America's Sweetheart' reflects on becoming an A-list superstar, hitting a terrible slump during which she was declared a 'has-been' and then reinventing herself as an actress/producer and Oprah-like champion of great books. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Sterling K. Brown - 'This Is Us'
The TV star whose breakthrough — back-to-back Emmy noms, for 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' last year and the NBC charmer that became the highest-rated new series of this year — was 15 years in the making, reflects on struggles, loss and gratitude. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...


Ryan Murphy - 'Feud: Bette and Joan'
One of TV's most prolific and daring content creators — the man behind 'Nip/Tuck,' 'Glee,' 'American Horror Story' and 'American Crime Story,' among other groundbreaking shows — reflects on hopping between genres, tearing down barriers and building a family of collaborators. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

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John Boyega - 'Detroit'
The 'Star Wars' breakout discusses his explosion into superstardom, the industry's handling of diversity and representation, what to expect from 'The Last Jedi' and why he regards Kathryn Bigelow's new drama about the 1967 Detroit riot as "the biggest movie of my career." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

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Elisabeth Moss - 'The Handmaid's Tale'
The "Queen of Peak TV," who made her name on 'The West Wing,' 'Mad Men' and 'Top of the Lake,' discusses why her "heart's really in television," what she took away from each of her major roles and how Trump has impacted the way people consume the hugely acclaimed Hulu drama for which she might finally win an Emmy (or two). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Robert Pattinson - 'Good Time'
The 31-year-old Brit, best known as the male star of the fantasy 'Twilight' franchise, reflects on sudden celebrity, 'Twihard' fanatics and their strong feelings about his former relationship with Kristen Stewart and how his 10-year career-reinvention plan is operating right on schedule. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Laverne Cox - 'Orange Is the New Black'
The first openly trans person ever to receive an acting Emmy nom — now two — or to appear on the cover of 'Time' reflects on a lifetime of discovering herself, fending off bigots and blazing a trail for others. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Kris Jenner - 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'
The 61-year-old mother of six and grandmother of six — among the most powerful and controversial people working in TV today, as an EP and star of the E! reality series and its spinoffs and "Momager" of her costars — opens up about O.J. (Nicole was one of her best friends), her ex Bruce (who had $200 when they married), "haters" and why her family and shows are actually good for America. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Jay Leno - 'Jay Leno's Garage'
The big-chinned legend of late-night — who hosted 'The Tonight Show' for 23 years — opens up about his unlikely ascent from vagrant to Johnny Carson's successor, the truth about his friendships-turned-feuds with Dave and Conan and why he now hosts a show about cars for CNBC. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Jill Soloway - 'Transparent' & 'I Love Dick'
The force behind two of TV's edgiest shows and winner of the last two comedy direction Emmys, who recently transitioned from female to non-binary, opens up about their bumpy climb from writer to showrunner, the gamble that changed their career and how they are trying to "topple the patriarchy" on screen and off. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Billy Bob Thornton - 'Goliath'
The Golden Globe-winning actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter opens up about his unlikely breakthrough with 'Sling Blade' during the 1990s indie boom, his brief marriage to Angelina Jolie (and their matching blood vials) and the appeal of doing TV, like his current Amazon series, versus films. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Marta Kauffman - 'Grace and Frankie'
The Emmy-winning co-creator of 'Friends' opens up about the sitcom's real-life inspirations, why she and David Crane creatively split and she avoided TV for 11 years and why she finally returned not with another multi-camera broadcast show about young people but with a single-cam streaming show about older women. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Rami Malek - 'Mr. Robot'
2016's Emmy winner for best actor in a drama series — an Egyptian-American who was that category's first non-white honoree in 18 years — reflects on early stereotypical casting, great collaborators who helped him break out of it and the prescience of his current show about a disturbed hacker hiding beneath his hoodie. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Allison Janney - 'Mom' & 'Six Degrees of Separation'
The seven-time Emmy winner reflects on how theater led to some of her greatest film and TV opportunities, walking and talking through eight years on 'The West Wing' and why she feels so personally connected to Chuck Lorre's "other" multicam sitcom. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...


Ron Howard - 'Genius' & 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week'
The legendary child star turned adult actor turned Oscar-winning director, who has been known to the public for almost all of his 63 years and still is creating top-notch entertainment, reflects on his one-of-a-kind journey. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Don Mischer - 'Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America'
One of the all-time most prolific and accomplished directors/producers of live TV events — awards shows, Super Bowl halftime shows, Olympics opening ceremonies, political conventions and music/variety specials — looks back on a half-century in the control room. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Trevor Noah - 'The Daily Show'
The South African comedian, who is the youngest person and only person of color currently hosting a late-night show, discusses his childhood under Apartheid, lessons learned from Jon Stewart, why Donald Trump is like an African dictator and his plans for the future. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...


Oprah Winfrey - 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' & 'Queen Sugar'
In her first wide-ranging podcast interview, the trailblazing legend opens up about her horrific childhood, finding her calling, what made her successful on TV, why her fame causes her to hesitate before taking acting jobs and what she thinks her legacy will be. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Patti LuPone - 'War Paint'
The two-time Tony winner reflects on her early desire to be a rock 'n roll singer, her rollercoaster of a career ("I am not anybody's first choice"), why she hates the word 'diva,' what she'd do if Donald Trump came to one of her shows and why she dreams of ending her career on a sitcom. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Tonys Actor Roundtable - 5 Broadway Standouts
2017 nominees Danny DeVito ('The Price'), Josh Groban ('Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'), Corey Hawkins ('Six Degrees of Separation'), Andy Karl ('Groundhog Day') and Ben Platt ('Dear Evan Hansen') sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about life on Broadway....


Tonys Actress Roundtable - 5 Broadway Standouts
2017 nominees Denee Benton ('Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'), Christine Ebersole ('War Paint'), Jennifer Ehle ('Oslo'), Sally Field ('The Glass Menagerie') and Laura Linney ('The Little Foxes') discuss the challenges and rewards of working on Broadway....

Alexander Skarsgård - 'Big Little Lies'
The 40-year-old Swede, currently in serious contention for his first Emmy nom, reflects on attaining and then fleeing from child stardom, his breakthrough in 'Generation Kill' and 'True Blood' and his intense scenes of sex and violence with Nicole Kidman in HBO's provocative limited series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Claire Foy - 'The Crown'
One of this year's biggest breakout stars — she won Golden Globe and SAG awards for her portrayal of young Queen Elizabeth II in the most expensive TV series ever made (Netflix allocated $100 million for its first two seasons) — reflects on auditioning while pregnant, playing a woman famous for hiding her emotions and growing as an actress. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...


Andy Cohen - 'Watch What Happens Live'
The first openly gay host of a late-night talk show opens up about helping to create the reality TV era at Bravo, the positive and negative impact of the 'Real Housewives' franchise that he EPs and making the jump from suit to on-air personality. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Ricky Gervais - 'David Brent: Life on the Road'
The irreverent British comedy genius behind ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’ explains how his life informs his work, what it would take for him to host the Oscars (he’s hosted four unforgettable Golden Globes) and what it was like to revisit his most iconic character — who, he believes, paved the way for Pres. Trump — 15 years after he last brought him to life. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Andrea Martin - 'Great News' & 'Difficult People'
Recently hailed by New York magazine as “the funniest woman alive,” the two-time Tony and Emmy winner reflects on being part of the landmark sketch comedy series 'SCTV,' why she feels much more at home on Broadway than doing improv and discovering that she helped to inspire the likes of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...


Andrew Rannells - 'Girls' & 'Falsettos'
The fast-rising stage and screen star reflects on entering showbiz as an out gay man, how his Tony-nominated 'Book of Mormon' perf led Lena Dunham to hire him for her groundbreaking HBO series and why he'll always return to Broadway (where he's also starred in 'Hamilton'). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Andy Karl - 'Groundhog Day'
On the heels of his third Tony nom in four years, the Broadway star reflects on his journey from dinner theater to the Great White Way, where he's starred in movie adaptations ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'Legally Blonde,' 'Rocky' and 'Groundhog Day') and theater phenomena ('Wicked' and 'Jersey Boys') and now is doing eight shows a week with a fully-torn ACL. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Geoffrey Rush - 'Genius'
The Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner reflects on defying the odds and finding fame after 40, jumping between art-house fare (including two best picture Oscar winners) and blockbusters (five 'Pirates' films) and starring in National Geographic's first scripted series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...


Neil deGrasse Tyson - 'StarTalk'
America's favorite astrophysicist, who splits his time between running a planetarium and hosting the first-ever TV talk show about science, shares how he learned to be media-savvy, what he makes of the anti-science Trump Administration and why he remains optimistic about the future. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Warren Littlefield - 'The Handmaid's Tale'
The man who ran NBC during the 'Must See TV' era of the 1990s and then became one of TV's most successful producers discusses the secrets of programming a broadcast network, why his own shows go out via cable and streaming and what the future of TV will look like. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Mandy Moore - 'This Is Us'
The pop star turned Golden Globe-nominated actress reflects on her early music (she wishes she could refund everyone who bought it), personal and professional struggles that followed (she almost quit showbiz as recently as two years ago) and the "reboot" made possible by the success of NBC's top-rated series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...


Peter Bogdanovich - Film Legend
Best known for 'The Last Picture Show' and 'Paper Moon,' one of the 'New Hollywood' filmmakers at the vanguard of '70s cinema discusses rubbing shoulders with legends, the murder of his actress-girlfriend and why TV is now better than movies. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Dick Cavett - TV Legend
The 80-year-old late-night legend on his journey from the Corn Belt to ABC, why the label "intellectual" did his career no favors and which of today's talk show hosts he admires most. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Carl Reiner - TV Legend
The 95-year-old actor/writer/director reflects on being a part of Sid Caesar's legendary 'Your Show of Shows' writers' room, how he and Mel Brooks created '2,000-Year-Old Man,' how a failed pilot came back to life as 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and what keeps him writing, tweeting and laughing. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Kevin O'Connell - 'Hacksaw Ridge'
No person in Oscar history has received more nominations without a win than this sound mixer, whose 21 noms span 33 years, and who explains how he does what he does and why the Academy's voting process has room for improvement. (2/26/17 update: O'Connell finally won!) Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and prooduced by Matthew Whitehurst....

Damien Chazelle - 'La La Land'
The 32-year-old, who already has directed two best picture Oscar nominees and is poised to become the youngest best director Oscar winner ever, reflects on the roots of his passion for music and movies, the Harvard pal who became his closest collaborator and the rollercoaster of a journey to realizing his dream of making an original movie musical. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Barry Jenkins - 'Moonlight'
The 37-year-old who could become the first black person ever to win the best director Oscar reflects on how his tumultuous childhood has informed his work, the film school pals who have been by his side ever since and the causes and effects of the eight-year gap between his debut feature and his taboo-busting masterpiece. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Isabelle Huppert - 'Elle'
The 'Meryl Streep of France,' finally an Oscar nominee at the age of 63, discusses her close collaborations with Claude Chabrol and Michael Haneke, her attraction to "perverse, manipulative, icy" characters and the controversial new film for which she's received the best notices of her career. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Lin-Manuel Miranda - 'Moana'
Poised to become, at 36, the youngest EGOT in history, the creator of 'Hamilton' reflects on that groundbreaking musical's origins and success, realizing his lifelong dream of writing music for a Disney movie while at the center of his show's "wonderful tsunami," the roots of his love of music and theater and the ambitions he has not yet fulfilled. (And yes, there will be a 'Hamilton' movie.) Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Emma Stone - 'La La Land'
The 28-year-old critics' darling and fan favorite opens up about overcoming "debilitating" childhood anxiety through acting, moving to Hollywood at 15 (and changing her name and dyeing her hair), finding magical chemistry with Ryan Gosling in three films and, under the oversight of Damien Chazelle, breathing new life into the American movie musical....


Dev Patel - 'Lion'
The 26-year-old Brit reflects on the life-changing impact of 'Slumdog Millionaire' — good and bad ("It was like being in a gold-plated cage") — and why he so aggressively pursued and transformed himself for the film for which he just became only the third person of Indian descent ever to receive an acting Oscar nom: "A script like this — a journey like this — is never gonna come around again." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Ryan Reynolds - 'Deadpool'
The dashing star reflects on the ups and downs of 25-plus years in the biz, from the indie he calls "one of my favorite movies" to the studio bomb that "just never really understood what it was" to one of 2016's biggest blockbusters ("I was born to play this guy"), which could even land Oscar love ("I can certainly promise one fucking crazy reaction video"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Vince Vaughn - 'Hacksaw Ridge'
The fan favorite on breaking through in 'Swingers,' not being seen as funny until after 'Old School' and 'Dodgeball,' the intention of 'The Break-Up' ("I really designed it to go from comedy to drama"), his decade in the cold ("I didn't follow through") and his career-reboot in Mel Gibson's acclaimed war film. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Viggo Mortensen - 'Captain Fantastic'
The Oscar-nominated veteran reflects on his early years of struggle as an actor, the tumultuous 'Lord of the Rings' production ("I don't think anybody knew it was gonna be the huge success it became"), turning down an invitation to join the Academy ("I've changed my mind since then") and the odds-defying success of the film for which he's received best actor Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Spirit noms. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Burt Bacharach - 'Po'
The legendary songwriter/composer behind 48 top 10 hits, including nine that topped the charts, opens up about the inspirations for his most beloved music, what caused his breakup with longtime collaborator Hal David and how his late daughter, who was afflicted with Asperger Syndrome, inspired him to write his first film score and song in years. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Denzel Washington - 'Fences'
The trailblazing two-time Oscar winner dishes on the advice Sidney Poitier gave him early in his career, his "formula" for whether or not to make a movie, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy ("You don't want to be nominated just because you're black") and why he agreed to direct and star in a big screen adaptation of the play for which he won a 2010 Tony. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...


Michael Keaton - 'The Founder'
The star of the last two best picture Oscar winners reflects on his groundbreaking pair of 'Batman' films ("If it went down, we were going down in a big way"), walking away from a third ("It sucked"), his years in the cold ("Not a whole lot of folks were knocking on my door"), almost starring in 'Lost' and his great run over the last three years ('Birdman,' 'Spotlight' and now a Ray Kroc biopic). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

J. Ralph - 'Jim: The James Foley Story'
Only one person ever has been Oscar-nominated for multiple songs featured in documentaries: this 41-year-old former prodigy with a social conscience second-to-none. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Andrew Garfield - 'Hacksaw Ridge' & 'Silence'
The 33-year-old discusses life pre-stardom ('I worked as a barista at Starbucks... and then I was fired'), 'The Social Network' (he originally was to play Mark Zuckerberg), his 'Spider-Man' films ("I didn't feel like that was my work up there") and his experiences with Mel Gibson and Martin Scorsese. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...


Nicole Kidman - 'Lion'
The 49-year-old Oscar winner reflects on her roots in Australia, her marriage to Tom Cruise, why her career flourished after their divorce and the personal reasons why she was so drawn to playing the adoptive mother of two Indian children in fellow Aussie Garth Davis' directorial debut. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Tori Amos - 'Audrie & Daisy'
25 years after her debut solo album 'Little Earthquakes' made her a star, the singer-songwriter reflects on her unusual upbringing, clashes with record industry execs and why she wrote the Oscar-contending song 'Flicker' for a Netflix doc about the sexual assault of young women. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Lily Collins - 'Rules Don't Apply'
The newly-minted Golden Globe nominee discusses growing up as Phil Collins' daughter, her distinct look (eyebrows!), early auditions (she lost parts in 'Twilight' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman' to Kristen Stewart) and proving her chops opposite Oscar winners (Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and this year, in his first film in decades, Warren Beatty). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...


Justin Timberlake - 'Trolls'
The consummate entertainer reflects on his early appearances on 'Star Search' and 'Mickey Mouse Club,' the evolution and dissolution of N Sync ("I had something that I wanted to do that, quite honestly, I didn't think any of them would be interested in"), his pivot to acting and the creation of the biggest single of 2016, Oscar contender "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Greta Gerwig - '20th Century Women'
The Critics' Choice Award nominee on why she hates the term 'mumblecore' ("I'm just waiting for the day that I never have to hear it again"), rejects the 'hipster' label ("I've never been cool enough to be a hipster") and agreed, to the surprise of many, to do 'How I Met Your Dad' ("Those guys saved my life"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Dennis Schweitzer...

Hailee Steinfeld - 'The Edge of Seventeen'
The fast-rising actress (Oscar-nominated at 14 for 2010's 'True Grit') and singer (whose 2015 debut EP 'Haiz' was a hit) talks about child stardom (she auditioned for 'The Hunger Games'), balancing movies and music ("I don't see myself doing one and not the other"), plans to direct and the teen dramedy for which she just got a Golden Globe nom. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


David Oyelowo - 'Queen of Katwe'
The British actor of Nigerian descent reflects on a childhood caught between two worlds, why he owes so much to George Lucas (and repeat-collaborators Lee Daniels and Ava DuVernay), the 'Selma' "snub" ("The films I do very quickly get politicized") and his latest project: Disney’s first live-action film made with an all-black cast and/or set and shot in Africa. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Sheila Nevins - HBO Documentary Films
The single most influential person in the history of doc filmmaking reflects on how a gig that was to last 13 weeks has gone on for more than 30 years, how the arrival of Vice at HBO and the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon has impacted her division and what she thinks the future holds — for her, her division and doc filmmaking in general....

Chris Pine - 'Hell or High Water'
One of Hollywood's most bankable young stars reflects on his early pretty-boy roles ("I had no fucking interest in all these"), his failed audition for 'Avatar' ("I was just awful"), almost turning down 'Star Trek' ("I was scared") and finding his best part yet in a modern-day Western ("the only experience I've had where I knew I had to do it"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Sting - 'Jim: The James Foley Story'
The 65-year-old rock star reflects on how he got his nickname ("It was derisory"), why he disbanded The Police ("My intuition was telling me that that was the thing to do") and how, over Thanksgiving dinner, he came up with the song that could bring him his fourth Oscar nom. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Adam Driver - 'Paterson' & 'Silence'
The 33-year-old discusses why he joined the Marines after 9/11, how he wound up at Juilliard, why he almost passed on 'Girls' and 'Star Wars,' and what drew him to the indie 'Paterson,' for which he has been voted best actor of 2016 by the LA Film Critics Association. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Natalie Portman - 'Jackie'
One of the finest actresses of her generation looks back on child stardom, her decision to attend college and refusal to attend graduate school and the two films she's made with Darren Aronofsky, 'Black Swan' ("It was very lucky it happened exactly when it happened") and 'Jackie' ("one of the most incredible creative experiences — if not the most incredible creative experience — of my life"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Robert De Niro - 'The Comedian'
The legend on his greatest roles, how he's different than he was when he broke through ("I don't feel that I need to put that much time and effort in"), Marty and Leo ("I'd love for the three of us to do something"), directing again ("It's a real uphill battle") and Trump ("I feel like I did after 9/11"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Sally Field - 'Hello, My Name Is Doris'
The beloved actress reflects on her 53 years in the business, including the sitcoms that made her a star ('Gidget' and 'The Flying Nun'), her odds-defying jump to the big screen (via 'Sybil'), her two Oscars in six years (for 'Norma Rae' and 'Places in the Heart'), that infamous acceptance speech and her struggle to keep finding great roles as she gets older. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Jeff Bridges - 'Hell or High Water'
The beloved Oscar winner reflects on growing up in the business, overcoming his 'anxiety' about acting, playing 'The Dude' and garnering some of the best reviews of his career for his portrayal of a retiring sheriff in one of 2016's most acclaimed indies. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Jessica Chastain - 'Miss Sloane'
The two-time Oscar nominee opens up about being discovered by Al Pacino and starring in six 2011 films ("I was like, 'What is happening in my life?!'"), the 'Zero Dark Thirty' "take-down" ("I wanted to just murder everyone") and plans for the future ("I'm probably going to act less... I'm more interesting in producing and maybe even directing"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Miles Teller - 'Bleed for This'
One of Hollywood's few leading men under the age of 30 discusses the near-death experience that changed his life (and face), why he owes his career to Nicole Kidman, the reason he almost turned down 'Whiplash,' his thoughts on 'Fantastic Four' and finally landing his first come-of-age role. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Warren Beatty - 'Rules Don't Apply'
The 79-year-old legend, during his first podcast interview, reflects on his 55 years in the business, how he became "a control freak," the impact of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' the "agenda" that took down 'Ishtar' and his latest film, which centers around Howard Hughes and "America's sexual puritanism." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Helen Mirren - 'Eye in the Sky'
The revered Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner discusses a long-ago visit to a prophetic palm reader, her experiences of sexual harassment, what she wrote in a letter to Queen Elizabeth II and the one award she hasn't yet won but really wants. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Tyler Perry - 'Boo! A Madea Halloween'
The most commercially successful black filmmaker in history discusses his abusive upbringing ("What kept me going was my faith"), harsh critics ("We all have the right to tell our stories") and future 'Madea' subject matter (he'd like to "find a way to talk about police brutality, and all of these people being shot by police officers, through this character"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Naomie Harris - 'Moonlight'
The 40-year-old Brit reflects on unexpected roles in blockbusters (two 'Pirates' and Bond films), high compliments (Winnie Mandela "said no one had ever depicted her better") and why she almost turned down the role for which she's now an Oscar favorite ("I'd always drawn a line at playing a crack addict"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Mahershala Ali - 'Moonlight'
The 42-year-old, best known as Remy Danton on 'House of Cards,' reflects on his journey from athletic prodigy to poet to actor, his disastrous 'Game of Thrones' audition, the social significance of 'Luke Cage' and generating Oscar buzz for helping to bring to life "the most beautiful script I'd ever read." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Kate Beckinsale - 'Love & Friendship'
The 43-year-old opens up about young motherhood, Hollywood sexism, the upsides and downsides of 'Underworld' stardom and reuniting with Whit Stillman and Chloe Sevigny, 18 years after 'Last Days of Disco,' on a project that's brought her career-best reviews. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Casey Affleck - 'Manchester By The Sea'
The youthful 41-year-old reflects on his early years with Ben and Matt, following an Oscar-nominated perf with a controversial mockumentary, falling in love with acting again thanks to Christian Bale and doing his best work for old pal Kenneth Lonergan. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...


Jesse Plemons - 'Other People'
The 28-year-old, coming off an Emmy nom, dishes on his breakthrough roles on 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Breaking Bad,' 'Fargo' co-star Kirsten Dunst, auditioning for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' his controversial sex scene with Zach Woods and more. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Robert Vaughn - 'Gold Star'
The 83-year-old Oscar nominee and Emmy winner on Natalie Wood and Paul Newman's influence on his career, the unexpected success of the original 'The Magnificent Seven' ("We thought, 'This picture's gonna be the bomb of all-time'"), his pursuit of a Ph.D while starring on 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and returning to the big screen in Victoria Negri's feature debut. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Ruth Negga - 'Loving'
The best actress Oscar contender reflects on her biracial heritage, getting cut out of '12 Years a Slave' and tapping into 'the spirit' of one half of the couple at the center of the landmark 1967 inter-racial marriage Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...


Rob Reiner - 'LBJ'
The 69-year-old reflects on growing up in his legendary father's shadow, shifting his focus after 'All in the Family' from acting to directing and the 2016 presidential election ("I'm rooting for the gal that Meathead would've voted for," not a "con man"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

Gloria Steinem - 'Woman'
The most prominent feminist of the last 50 years, an Emmy nominee for her Viceland series ("I put the V in Vice"), sounds off on the mistreatment of women (its depiction in 'Mad Men' was "not as bad as it really was"), plus Hillary ("a miracle to me"), Trump ("a fraud"), Nate Parker ("he has taken this very seriously"), the Kardashians ("painful"), the Real Housewives ("a female minstrel show") and more. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Jerry Seinfeld - 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
The 62-year-old comedy legend asserts 'Seinfeld' was never "a show about nothing" and was ripped off by 'Friends' ("our show with better-looking people"); Donald Trump would be welcome on his web series ("He is buffoonish enough"); he'd like to act in the next 'Star Wars' film (playing a character named "Areyouserious"); and much more. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...


Tracy Morgan - 'Saturday Night Live'
"Most people that suffer the injuries that I suffered aren't hosting no fucking TV show," the beloved TV comedian, a guest actor in a comedy series Emmy nominee for his October 2015 hosting of 'SNL,' says in reference to the car wreck that nearly claimed his life in June 2014. "They're in vegetative states." Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Matt Walsh - 'Veep'
The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade and Emmy nominee for his portrayal of Selina Meyer's bumbling press secretary explains why he abandoned a career in psychology for comedy, why he's drawn to improv and what it's like working opposite perhaps the funniest TV actress alive today. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Hank Azaria - 'Ray Donovan'
The 27-year 'Simpsons' vet discusses getting his voice insured, the acting teacher who convinced him he could do more than just voices, the challenges and rewards of guest acting (which he's previously done on 'Friends' and 'Mad About You') and more. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Hugh Grant - 'Florence Foster Jenkins'
The king of the rom-com, who is now 55, discusses why he stopped making movies for several years ("terrible and embarrassing" stage-fright attacks) until he was coaxed out of retirement to star in a dramedy opposite Meryl Streep ("If you play tennis with Rafa Nadal, you play better tennis"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Eddie Murphy - 'Mr. Church'
The enigmatic legend opens up, in his first podcast interview, about his hits and misses ("Any movie that I was in that they paid me a lot of money for was a fucking smash"), aging ("I'm a mushier, softer person as I get older"), the world today ("I haven't read a newspaper in 20 years... I don't have a computer, I don't have email, I don't have any of that shit") and why he's returning to the big screen after a five-year absence — in a drama ("There was no pressure at all because there was no expectation")...

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RuPaul - 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
The 55-year-old icon, Emmy-nominated for the first time, recalls his discovery of drag ("Bugs Bunny was my first introduction"), clarifies misconceptions ("It was never about being a woman at all, it was always about f-you to society") and reveals why he today resists getting glammed up and won't for the Emmys ("You won't see in my drag if I'm not getting paid"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Taraji P. Henson - 'Empire'
The Oscar and Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner discusses her uphill climb to stardom (she's been a single mother since college), the first project she discussed with Lee Daniels ("I wanted to play Precious!"), why she refused to play Cookie unless her 'Hustle & Flow' costar played Lucious and more. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

David Schwimmer - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'
The beloved 'Friends' alum, who will turn 50 this year, talks about the dark side of celebrity, turning down Will Smith's part in 'Men in Black' and why he decided to return to TV to play Kim Kardashian's dad. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Meryl Streep - 'Florence Foster Jenkins'
The legendary actress, who's poised to add to a string of summer hits unprecedented for a woman over 60, sounds off on why its 'bad business' to bet against women, why Oscars matter, why 'the greatest' label gives her 'agita' and much more. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Bob Odenkirk - 'Better Call Saul'
The comedy vet explains why he should have been fired from 'SNL,' how 'Mr. Show' landed him 'Breaking Bad' and how 'How I Met Your Mother' almost cost him the gig that has netted him two consecutive best actor Emmy noms — for a drama. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Will Forte - 'The Last Man On Earth'
The quirky SNL vet-turned-Emmy nominee on why he initially turned down Lorne Michaels ("I was tortured"), the grind of writing and starring in a network series ("Nothing prepared me for this") and what's next (another 'MacGruber' and more). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Sophie Turner - 'Game of Thrones'
The 20-year-old rising star discusses landing her first pro gig, the part of Sansa Stark, at 13, growing up in the public eye ("It can really get you down") and Sansa's season-six evolution ("She really showed people what she could do"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...


Michael Eisner - 'BoJack Horseman'
The storied exec reflects on his years at ABC, Paramount and Disney, and offers his take on Ovitz ("a mistake"), Katzenberg ("had to let him go"), Iger ("different than me, but equally good or better"), the Weinsteins ("troublemakers") and the Clintons ("an absolutely real relationship") Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

Justin Lin - 'Star Trek Beyond'
The Taipei-born filmmaker, who made his name with a Sundance sensation before helming four 'Fast and Furious' blockbusters in eight years, opens about his youth as an undocumented immigrant, Hollywood's resistance to diversity and his handling of his "most personal" film yet. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Richard Dreyfuss - 'Madoff'
The 68-year-old discusses his iconic 1970s films, his descent into darkness in the 1980s ("I spent those years being a low-down dirty dog and drugging myself into oblivion") and why he un-retired to play a "sociopathic son-of-a-bitch" in an ABC miniseries ("I literally did not know how to feed my family"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Bill Maher - 'Real Time with Bill Maher'
HBO's provocative talk show host discusses his rise through the comedy ranks, Donald Trump ("he's LOL every day"), Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ("never say anything that challenges their own audience") and his 1-for-35 track record at the Emmys ("I wear it as a badge of honor at this point"). Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Robert Wagner - 'NCIS'
The 86-year-old legend reflects on his rise to prominence during Hollywood's Golden Age, his four-year affair with Barbara Stanwyck, his late wife Natalie Wood and his Emmy-contending guest spot on CBS's highest-rated drama series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced and Recorded by Matthew Whitehurst...

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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - 'The Wiz Live!'
Hollywood's go-to producers for anything related to musical theater — the movie musical 'Chicago,' music-filled Oscar shows and NBC's live musicals — dish on color-blind casting, hate-watching and plans to bring 'The Wiz' and 'Bombshell' to Broadway. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

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Julian Fellowes - 'Downton Abbey'
The creator, sole writer and executive producer of the dearly-departed drama series talks about his decades as a character actor (he appeared in a Bond movie), his transition to writing (he won an Oscar at 52 for his first produced screenplay) and the evolution — and potential future — of the Crawleys....

James Lipton - 'Inside the Actors Studio'
The legendary interviewer, who's nearing his 90th birthday, reflects on life before his hit Bravo show (he was an actor, writer, producer and yes, pimp), discusses the episodes that mean the most to him and answers the questionnaire he's made famous....

Seth Meyers - 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
NBC's 42-year-old veteran, who was at 'SNL' longer than all but one other cast member in its history, says writing was his 'key to survival' at the fabled sketch show, that he left it very reluctantly but that he's grown to love the 'consistency' of late night talk....


Joe Mantello - 'The Humans'
The best-director-of-a-play Tony nominee reflects on his long and varied career as a Broadway actor ('Angels in America,' 'The Normal Heart') and director (he's won Tonys for directing a play and a musical, and helmed the blockbuster 'Wicked'), and the joys and bumps he's experienced along the way. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Danai Gurira - 'Eclipsed'
The actress/playwright explains why she calls herself a "Zimerican," how her part on 'The Walking Dead' relates to her plays about African women and what led Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o to her most acclaimed show yet — seven years ago. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg Produced by Matthew Whitehurst Recorded by Ryan Gabos...

Jerrod Carmichael - 'The Carmichael Show'
The 28-year-old co-creator, writer and star of NBC's acclaimed multi-camera comedy series reveals how his life changed in a Winston-Salem shoe store, why he turned down a part on 'New Girl' when he had no money and what it was like skewering Bill Cosby on the air after visiting him at his home....


Leslie Odom, Jr. - 'Hamilton'
The Tony-nominated star of Broadway's biggest phenomenon in memory (he plays Aaron Burr) dishes on his debut at 17 in 'Rent,' how he got out of a 7-year TV show contract so he could do 'Hamilton' at The Public for $500 a week, why he and his castmates fought for profit-sharing when it became a hit and why he's not worried about what comes next....

Jeff Daniels - 'Blackbird'
The 61-year-old vet of stage and screen opens up about how 'Dumb & Dumber' saved his career, what it's like to get "Sorkin-ized" and why he's returned to a stage role, nine years after first playing it, even though it "guts" him eight times a week....

Tonys Actress Roundtable - 7 Broadway Standouts
2016 nominees Lupita Nyong'o ('Eclipsed'), Jessica Lange ('Long Day's Journey Into Night'), Michelle Williams ('Blackbird'), Megan Hilty ('Noises Off'), Jessie Mueller ('Waitress'), Laura Benanti ('She Loves Me') and Cynthia Erivo ('The Color Purple') discuss the challenges and rewards of performing on Broadway....


Tonys Actor Roundtable - 7 Broadway Standouts
2016 nominees Leslie Odom, Jr. ('Hamilton'), Jeff Daniels ('Blackbird'), Gabriel Byrne ('Long Day's Journey Into Night'), Zachary Levi ('She Loves Me'), Reed Birney ('The Humans'), Danny Burstein ('Fiddler on the Roof') and Alex Brightman ('School of Rock') discuss the challenges and rewards of performing on Broadway....

Gina Lollobrigida - Film Legend
The 87-year-old Italian legend dishes on her relationship with Howard Hughes, friendship with Marilyn Monroe and feud with Sophia Loren; why her husband turned down 'La Dolce Vita' for her; which director she'd un-retire for; and which 2016 American presidential candidate she loves....

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara - 'Schitt's Creek'
The king and queen of improv comedy reflect on more than 40 years of friendship and collaboration; why she owes her career to Gilda Radner; how he almost wound up in 'Home Alone'; what it was like performing a song in-character at the Oscars; how they've wound up together on TV; and more....


Jennifer Lopez - 'Shades of Blue'
The 46-year-old icon, who is busier than ever, dishes on her famous figure ("Kind of broke that mold"), celebrity ("As I get older it bothers me more"), Bennifer and 'Gigli' ("It wasn't going to end me"), diva rep ("I carried this stigma with me") and the importance of 'Idol' ("They got to see the real me")....

Ray Liotta - 'Shades of Blue'
The 61-year-old opens up about owing his career to Melanie Griffith, why he's never seen 'Field of Dreams,' how he got cast in 'Goodfellas,' why he's a bigger diva than J. Lo and how he feels about playing a bisexual ("I just put my big-boy — my pink big-boy — pants on and did what they asked me to do")....

Aziz Ansari - 'Master of None'
The standup comedian, bestselling author and co-creator, writer and star of Netflix's acclaimed comedy series opens up about entertainment industry bias, the death of his friend/collaborator Harris Wittels and what he's doing next....


Anna Karina - Film Legend
The iconic French New Wave actress, who was once Jean-Luc Godard's wife and muse, opens up about their rocky relationship (she attempted suicide), the possibility of one last cinematic reunion and much more....

Tom Hiddleston - 'The Night Manager'
The 35-year-old Brit, whose fans call themselves "Hiddlestoners," discusses how 'Othello' led him to the Marvel Universe; how he transformed himself for a Hank Williams biopic; and how his portrayal of a spy on AMC's hit limited series is fueling those pesky Bond rumors....

Chuck Lorre - 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Mom'
The multi-camera master opens up about Charlie Sheen's meltdown ("a terrible time"), the cancellation of 'Mike & Molly' ("CBS was never terribly enthusiastic"), the future of 'Big Bang' ("a Leslie Moonves question"), his passion for 'Mom' (even though it's "much more difficult" to write than his other shows), his next show ("I'd love to try and work in another way") and more....


James Corden - 'The Late Late Show'
Late night's king of viral videos (see 'Carpool Karaoke'), who is poised to land his first Emmy nom for outstanding variety talk series, speaks with THR 15 months after replacing Craig Ferguson and one month before hosting the Tony Awards....

Louis C.K. - 'Horace and Pete'
In an in-depth interview, the 48-year-old stand-up comedian and TV auteur discusses his self-released drama series (it didn't bankrupt him and its obituary was written prematurely), Emmys campaigning (he's going "balls to the wall" for the show), the future of 'Louie' ("I don't think I have stories for that guy anymore") and what's next (Broadway?!)....

Jane Fonda - 'Grace and Frankie'
The 78-year-old legend opens up about her Netflix comedy ("the second season is way better than the first"), her upcoming reunion with Robert Redford and "what really happened in Hanoi" 44 years ago....


Dana Brunetti - 'House of Cards'
A wide-ranging convo with the controversial three-time Emmy nominee ('House of Cards'), two-time Oscar nominee ('Social Network,' 'Captain Phillips') and producer of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises ('Fifty Shades') who recently became one of the youngest people ever to run a studio....

Dick Costolo - 'Silicon Valley'
The 52-year-old former Twitter CEO, who serves as a consultant on HBO's hit comedy series, talks about his days in Chicago's Second City comedy troupe ("Steve Carell and I were in the same group"), the highs and lows of his time running one of the world's leading social networks and how he came to be a part of Mike Judge and Alec Berg's writers' room....


Billy Eichner - 'Billy on the Street' & 'Difficult People'
The 37-year-old funnyman, who has landed Daytime and Primetime Emmy noms, dispels with the notion that he's an overnight sensation and dishes on the "love-hate relationship" with celebrity culture that's at the center of his work as a comic and an actor....

Ethan Hawke - 'Born to Be Blue'
The 45-year-old reflects on his evolution from child star to four-time Oscar nominee (twice for acting and twice for writing), as well as his frequent collaborations with Richard Linklater and his latest standout performance, as jazz legend Chet Baker....

Joel Grey - 'Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir'
The 83-year-old Tony and Oscar winner for 'Cabaret,' who recently came out as a gay man and wrote about his complicated personal and professional journey in a new memoir, says, "I'm still joyous in my life and can't wait for tomorrow."...


John Stamos - 'Grandfathered' & 'Fuller House'
The beloved 52-year-old actor/producer talks about the joys of doing — and his frustration with the name of — his Fox series, the real story of why the Olsen twins didn't rejoin the Tanner family and how he's finally overcome his desire "to do what the 'Malcolm in the Middle' guy did" and found respect....


Harvey Weinstein - The Weinstein Co.
The 63-year-old Weinstein Co. co-chief opens up about his life, work and topics he's rarely discussed: being partially blinded in a childhood accident, the sudden death of his father, his days as an assistant, why he cares about Oscars and #OscarsSoWhite....

Sandy Powell - 'Carol' & 'Cinderella'
The 55-year-old Brit, who is famous for her research and attention to detail, already has three Oscars to her name. Only four costume designers have more....

Jennifer Jason Leigh - 'The Hateful Eight'
40 years into her career, and six years after almost quitting the business, one of the most respected actresses of her generation is finally an Oscar nominee — "and it feels incredibly sweet," she says....


Tom McCarthy - 'Spotlight'
The 49-year-old indie darling opens up about his multi-hyphenate career, directing the pilot of 'Game of Thrones' and why he initially turned down the film that has now brought him best director and best original screenplay Oscar noms....

Lenny Abrahamson - 'Room'
The 50-year-old Irishman, who landed a best director Oscar nom over the likes of Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg, talks about his circuitous journey to directing, his dogged pursuit of Emma Donoghue's novel and directing Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay from a bathtub in an 11x11 foot room....

Alicia Vikander - 'The Danish Girl'
"I'm still trying to get used to it," the 27-year-old Swede — this awards season's "It" girl — says of the fame that has come with appearing in seven 2015 releases, two of which have brought her mountains of accolades....


Steven Spielberg - 'Bridge of Spies'
During a candid 45-minute conversation, the 69-year-old legend, who became the most Oscar-nominated producer in history with the best picture nom for 'Spies,' talks not only about his work, but also about everything from his dyslexia, shortcomings and regrets to his thoughts on Oscar campaigning, Oscar snubs and #OscarsSoWhite....

George Miller - 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
The 70-year-old Aussie, a best picture and best director Oscar nominee for the fourth installment in his 37-year-old franchise, discusses its origin and evolution, his problems with Hollywood and making an instant-classic with two bickering stars....


Adam McKay - 'The Big Short'
The 47-year-old best director and best adapted screenplay nominee talks about his journey through the comedy world, how he shifted gears to tackle Michael Lewis' 2010 bestseller, why he's backing Bernie Sanders and reteaming with Will Ferrell....

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Dawn Hudson and Janice Min
The President and Chief Creative Officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group sits down for an in-depth conversation with the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences....

William Shatner - 'Star Trek'
The 84-year-old legend muses about the possibility of reinhabiting Capt. Kirk ('How would they handle it, in science-fiction terms? I'm older, I'm heavier'), Harrison Ford's return to 'Star Wars' ('He needed a new airplane'), his seances with DeForest Kelley ('He's haunting a southern mansion') and his feud with George Takei as 'Star Trek' turns 50....


Michael B. Jordan - 'Creed'
The 28-year-old, who is the first person other than Sylvester Stallone to play a leading role in an installment of the 40-year-old franchise, could follow in Sly's footsteps and land a best actor Oscar nom....

J.J. Abrams - 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
The 49-year-old director of the highest-grossing movie of all time reacts to the film's tremendous reception ("I'm incredibly grateful") and responds to its critics ("I can understand that someone might say, 'Oh, it's a complete rip-off!' ")....

Lady Gaga and Diane Warren - 'The Hunting Ground'
The music icon and the seven-time Oscar nominee discuss fame, the music business and the sexual assaults they both suffered years ago, which inspired them to collaborate on the original song 'Til It Happens to You' for an acclaimed new doc about the epidemic of the crime on college campuses....


Lily Tomlin - 'Grandma'
For her performance as a feisty senior citizen in Paul Weitz's low-budget indie comedy, the chameleonic 76-year-old has landed best actress Gotham, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice nominations....

Saoirse Ronan - 'Brooklyn'
The American-born Irish actress, who was Oscar-nominated at age 13, is back in the running at 21 for her moving portrayal of a young woman caught between two countries and two young men....

Kristen Stewart - 'Clouds of Sils Maria'
The 25-year-old, who became the first American actress ever to win a Cesar Award and won several critics groups' awards for her portrayal of a movie star's assistant, reflects on celeb obsession—on screen and off—and offers advice to Daisy Ridley....


Samuel L. Jackson - 'The Hateful Eight'
The 67-year-old, whose films have grossed more than any other actor's in history, opens up about reuniting with Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee, Oscars 'bullshit,' his stutter, the n-word, cops and the 'hate' of his golfing buddy Donald Trump....

Dan Rather - 'Truth'
The legendary TV newsman, now 84, reflects on his life, the state of news and the controversy that ended his career at CBS News and inspired a film: "I didn't think then, I haven't thought since then and I don't think now there was any reasonable doubt about the documents."...

Olivia Wilde - 'Meadowland'
The 31-year-old discusses her travels between film and TV, why she prefers indies to blockbusters — and Hollywood's "insitutionalized sexism" she discovered when she became a producer....


Ben Mendelsohn - 'Mississippi Grind'
The Aussie character actor, an Emmy nominee for 'Bloodline,' landed a Spirit nom for his portrayal of a "beautiful loser" in this indie road movie....

Charlotte Rampling - '45 Years'
The 69-year-old, who's been acting in films for 50 years, garnered the best reviews of her career — and could land her first Oscar nom — for her portrayal of a woman nearing her 45th anniversary....


Blythe Danner - 'I'll See You in My Dreams'
The revered actress of stage and screen, a Tony and Emmy winner, talks about marking her 50th year as an actress with her first leading role in a film, for which she's received a Gotham Award nom....

Benicio Del Toro - 'Sicario'
The 'Traffic' Oscar winner discusses his journey from Puerto Rico to Hollywood, the lack of rhyme and reason about big screen success and why he's drawn to stories about the war on drugs....

Will Smith - 'Concussion'
In his first podcast interview ever, the biggest movie star on the planet talks about his journey from rapping to acting, the secret to his commercial success — and his previously-unknown plans to enter the political arena "in the near future."...


Amy Schumer - 'Trainwreck'
The popular writer-star of the hit film 'Trainwreck' dishes to THR about comedy, writing, sex, turning down 'The Daily Show,' hosting the Oscars, teaming with J-Law, fighting for gun control and more....

Michael Moore - 'Where to Invade Next'
The most famous doc filmmaker in history discusses his iconic look, how he feels about his haters — and why he's partnering with a new distributor and contesting an R-rating for his new doc....


Sarah Silverman - 'I Smile Back'
The comedienne opens up about her battle with depression, the recent loss of her mother, the art of comedy and why she's also drawn to dramas like her latest film, in which she plays a troubled housewife....

Brie Larson - 'Room'
The 26-year-old rising star talks to THR about getting off the Selena Gomez trajectory, missing out on 'Juno,' finding a gem in 'Short Term 12' and her latest acclaimed work in this year's Toronto International Film Festival audience award winner....

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Ian McKellen - 'Mr. Holmes'
The stage and screen legend talks with THR about his life, career and unprecedented depiction of the world's greatest detective as an old man....


Ridley Scott - 'The Martian'
The legend behind 'Alien,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Thelma and Louise' and 'Gladiator' talks with THR about his life, career and blockbuster return to space....

Michael Shannon and Ramin Bahrani - '99 Homes'
THR's awards analyst sits down with the filmmaker Roger Ebert called "the director of the decade" and the Oscar-nominated character actor to discuss their thriller about America's recent housing crisis....


Jason Segel - 'The End of the Tour'
The popular star of film and TV comedies sits down with THR's awards analyst to discuss his life, career and the dramatic performance — as David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt's indie — for which he is receiving supporting actor Oscar buzz....

Eddie Redmayne - 'The Danish Girl'
The 2015 Oscar winner for The Theory of Everything sits down with THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg at the Toronto Film Festival to discuss the past year and the film that has returned him to the Oscar race in which he plays a transgender woman in 1920s Copenhagen....

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Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Danny Boyle - 'Steve Jobs'
The first episode of THR's weekly awards podcast, which will be moderated by THR's awards analyst, was taped at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend....

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