Alan Alda shared some of the lessons he’s learned as an actor, including the advice he gleaned from his collaborators over the years.
Alan Alda sat for a career-overview conversation. Although much of the hour-long conversation naturally focused on M*A*S*H, Alda goes in depth about his other work as well.
“Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Alda has the distinction of being nominated for an Oscar®, a Tony and an Emmy, as well as publishing a best-selling book, all in the same year (2005).
Paul Rudd is clicking on all cylinders – as usual – and Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Ackerman and the rest of the cast of just beyond funny. Definitely check it out this weekend!
Alan Alda: “When you’re improvising, you have to pay attention to one another. That often leads to more intimate performances”
While he’ll always be best known as Hawkeye from the eleven-season run of TV’s M*A*S*H, Alan Alda has been appearing in films since the 1960s, and next appears in Wanderlust, starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston as a couple who moves to a free-love commune.
2 Clips from ‘Wanderlust’ starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman & Kathryn Hahn
In one of the clips, Rudd tells Malin Ackerman that he’s “gonna throw down on you with…my… testicles.” Do you need any more incentive to watch?
Trailer: “Tower Heist” starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Gabourey Sidibe
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni, Michael Pena, Gabourey Sidibe, Nina Arianda
Alan Alda talks 30 Rock, M*A*S*H, acting and the near death experience that changed his life.