“The horror master and the movie star expound on a possible curriculum for the apocryphal Nicolas Cage University.”
The Weird and Wonderful Daniel Radcliffe
“For some actors, an iconic role can be a prison. Then there’s Daniel Radcliffe.”
The Making of Silent Bruce
The tragic end to Bruce Willis’ career — aphasia that challenges his speaking and cognition — shouldn’t befall anyone. Yet, as Matt Zoller Seitz points out in an incisive reading of the actor’s oeuvre, Willis long ago chose a path that would eerily presage his eventual diagnosis. You could say Willis’s career was never the […]
The Power of a Good Cry
“Tears are central to great acting. A lifetime of weeping at the movies has taught me how much letting it all go in real life can matter, too.”
The Untold Stories of Wes Studi
“Wes starring in films that have nothing to do with Native American heritage is something we acutely desire: to be allowed to play parts without having to authenticate our realness as Indians.”
Youn Yuh-jung Comes to America
“On the set of Minari, she was an old Korean lady.” E. Alex Jung interviews Oscar nominee Youn Yuh-jung.
Alison Fields remembers the perils of junior high: fitting in, standing out, and trying out.
Desperately Seeking Daniel Day-Lewis
Is this the end of an era for the brilliant, if reluctant, male movie star?
Not Giving Up on the Dream
In the Los Angeles Times, Jeffrey Fleishman profiles two young Angelenos trying not to break down as they try to break into show business.
From Auditions to Airports: Actor Riz Ahmed on Being Typecast as a Terrorist
Actor Riz Ahmed — star of the miniseries The Night Of and films The Road to Guantánamo and Rogue One — describes what life, work, and traveling through airports is like as a British Pakistani.