Actors Roundtable with James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Colin Firth, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and Robert Duvall

The Hollywood Reporter gathered some incredible actors for another one of their fantastic roundtable interviews.

James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Colin Firth, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and Robert Duvall talk about their careers, how they got stared in acting and so many more things. There are 3 clips but you really should watch the whole video (at the end of this post). It’s over an hour-long but I promise you, you’ll love every minute of it.

In this clip, Jesse Eisenberg talks about how he would do 50 takes on for a scene in The Social Network and only like 2 of them. And keep an eye on Duvall in the beginning. He’s totally not paying attention. But then he takes over the clip and rocks, basically saying that 50 takes is ridiculous.

Mark Ruffalo tells a great story about working with David Fincher while Duvall talks about how he once walked off a set and reveals that he turned down a part in Fincher’s Seven.


Ryan Gosling discusses what happened and why he was fired from Peter Jackson‘s The Lovely Bones.  He reveals that he was drinking melted Hagen-Daz when he got hungry because he wanted his character to be overweight. Apparently, it didn’t sit well with Jackson and the producers.

Here’s the full video. It’s a little over an hour long but if you have the time, you really should watch this! So much good stuff!

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