Actor James Marsden spoke about appearing on ‘Dead To Me’ and how he relates acting to playing an android on HBO’s Westworld.
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Interview: William Fichtner on His Directorial Debut, ‘Cold Brook’, Learning Curves and His Worst Audition Ever
William Fichtner talks about Cold Brook, his biggest learning curve as a director, working with the cast and his worst audition ever.
“Acting for me is something that is difficult, it’s complicated, and yet it’s very simple. It’s a strange thing.” – Richard Jenkins
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).
Willem Dafoe remains one of those actors who is as versatile as he is prolific — he regularly appears in about 3 movies per year, ranging from expensive studio projects like Spider-Man and John Carter to independent films like this year’s 4:44 Last Day on Earth and The Hunter.
Michael Ornstein Interview on ‘Sons of Anarchy’: “I was just hired to do that one show in Season 1 and that was it”
Michael Ornstein talks about the journey of Chucky, how he was only hired for the pilot and how his art and acting come from the same “zone.”
“I’ve been banging the drum for so long, I figure at some point it would all culminate into something, except that ironically it sort of feels like the opposite, in a way,” he said.
With his next film, 4:44 Last Day on Earth making its United States debut at the New York Film Festival, Dafoe has a lot to say about the city that he calls half-home (he lives the part of the year in Italy).
Mark Ruffalo tells ‘Details’ he almost quit acting: “I’d had it with L.A. I got depressed. I was losing my love for it. So I said, ‘I’m done.’”
“I’d had it with L.A., and I really had it with the business side of acting, the machinery of it all.”
“I haven’t found anything hard about being an actor except