Colin Farrell has teamed up with director Martin McDonagh for another film, Seven Psychopaths, after the success of their first project together, In Bruges. The film is a dark comedy, but is much different from his role in Horrible Bosses.
Browsing: Actors on Acting
Joaquin Phoenix on ‘The Master’, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Acting: “It’s a process I don’t completely understand. I don’t know that I want to”
Joaquin Phoenix is known for going Method-deep into his roles even going so far as to appear as “himself” on Late Show with David Letterman a few years ago. Now, he’s taken on another seriously dark part in Paul Thomas Anderson’s take on a Scientology-like religion in The Master.
Mandy Patinkin isn’t holding back his opinion about his time on the CBS drama, Criminal Minds.
Emma Watson on ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ Playing a Typical Teenager and Using an American Accent (video)
Most teenagers have a pretty similar experience—dating, high school, prom. But most teenagers didn’t grow up spending their time on one of the most successful movie sets of all time. Emma Watson started playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series when she was just 9-years-old, thus eliminating the possibility of a normal high school experience. So the British actress jumped at the chance to portray a typical teenager in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Ben Affleck Talks About Directing and The Lowest Points of His Acting Career: “I made a bunch of movies that didn’t work”
It wasn’t too long ago that I looked at new Ben Affleck movies like trips to the dentist, especially the parts involving the dentist painfully picking at my gums. After excellent roles in films like Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, and, of course, Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote) in the 1990s, the new millennium brought with it a string of films starring Affleck that ranged from inoffensively mediocre to reaching new levels of awfulness. But Affleck successfully taped into his Good Will Hunting creative energy to direct Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, three films that have received strong critical praise (he also co-wrote the first two).
‘Seven Psychopaths’ Stars Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell on the Differences Between Acting in Theater and Film
Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Director/Writer Martin McDonagh have a new film coming out called Seven Psychopaths, about a struggling screenwriter (Farrell) who becomes entangled in the LA criminal underworld after his oddball friend (Rockwell) kidnaps a gangster’s (Christopher Walken) beloved dog
Naomi Watts on Getting Her Start, How She Had Thoughts of Quitting Acting and Her New Film, ‘The Impossible’ (video)
In the video she talks about first wanting to be an actor and how she got started acting in Australia. She says at one point that she was initially going to give herself a 5-year-plan and even had thoughts of quitting acting but then she got David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and everything changed.
Naomi Watts on Filming Tsunami Scenes in ‘The Impossible’: “It was intense work. For anyone, but at my age, boy, it was a workout”
One would think that after being manhandled (apehandled?) by a giant gorilla in King Kong an actress could pretty much pull off any physical role. But Naomi Watts, who stars in The Impossible, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, had to fend with far more than a digital gorilla since much of the film takes place during a tsunami in Thailand.
Dax Shepard on ‘Hit and Run’, working with his fiancee’ Kristen Bell and how writing the script made his “acting job a lot easier”
Getting to make a movie centered around cars was a dream come true for Dax Shepard, star of the new film Hit and Run.
Ron Howard Talks About Returning to Acting in ‘Arrested Development’, Directing His Daughter and Young Actors in the Spotlight
Ron Howard hasn’t appeared in a meaningful acting role since the 1986 TV movie Return to Mayberry, reprising his role of Opie Tyler from The Andy Griffith Show, preferring to sit in the director’s chair. It has worked out well for him, since he won Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for A Beautiful Mind along with directing several other popular films.
True Blood’s Terry Bellefluer, Todd Lowe: With Season 5 “I haven’t been able to find, really, moments of levity”
Todd Lowe is finally getting a chance to do some drama on HBO’s True Blood. For the past several seasons, his character, Terry Bellefleur, has had to settle for being the comic relief for the respective vampires, werewolves, and fairies on the scene. But Lowe actually favors the lighter bits.
Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels: “We get a new play, basically, 90 pages every two weeks. And there is little to no rehearsal”
Actor Jeff Daniels has been making the rounds in promotion of his latest role in Aaron Sorkin’s new hit HBO series, The Newsroom, that just managed to rake in 2.1 million viewers in its debut.
Mad Men star Jessica Paré didn’t expect to be on the show for long. She had one line in her first episode but that didn’t stop her excitement
Comedienne/actress Sarah Silverman: “It’s such a common, everyday thing for women that’s never reflected in movies”
“If directors don’t want to rehearse, you as an actor go home, you do your homework, you do your own rehearsal and you figure it out, it’s fine. I’m used to doing that.”
As Shannon prepares for his upcoming role as General Zod in Man of Steel, he sat down to talk about his early years as a struggling actor.
Promoting his new showbiz memoir Not Bad for a Human, Hollywood veteran Lance Henriksen talked about overcoming illiteracy, how he separates real life from fiction and why he takes every role he plays seriously.
Howard revealed what draws her to those complex character roles and shared what ultimately made her follow in her famous father’s foot steps.
J.K. Simmons: “Unless your name is Clooney or Pitt or Hanks, I think it’s hard to feel completely like you’re established”
“Unless your name is Clooney or Pitt or Hanks, I think it’s hard to feel completely like you’re established or where you want to be. This script, which I am eternally grateful for, came to me but only after it bounced off a couple other guys first who didn’t want to do it or couldn’t schedule it. I’d love to be more established”
“You just need to be on,” explained the all-star understudy in a segment for NBC New York’s In the Wings. She took a week to learn each female role in the show, which has become one of the biggest Broadway hits of all-time since opening in 2005.