Category Archives: Actors

“Since the beginning, I’ve said, ‘I’m not going to get involved with my image.’” – Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling in “Night Porter.” A terrific interview with Charlotte Rampling, one of my favorite actresses.

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“Take the Scissors and Throw Them Because WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?”

My friend Alex is legitimately insane and totally brilliant. If you do not follow along with her Katie’s Corner series, where Katharine Hepburn gives various “how-to lessons”, you are missing out. (You are also missing out if you haven’t been … Continue reading

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“Charlie’s nose is totally broken, blood gushing and all he’s saying on the way down is, ‘That was the greatest punch I’ve ever been hit with. Jesus, what a punch. Perfect. Oh, my god.’”

Part 3 of Kim Morgan’s epic conversation with Elliott Gould, Joseph Walsh, and George Segal, about California Split (which turns 40 years old this year.) So many great exchanges, but this one made me laugh out loud: EG: Ernie Lehman? … Continue reading

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“And so I knew that Sterling knew that I knew that Sterling knew that I knew that Sterling knew that I understood him.”

That is just one quote from Part 1 of a projected three-part series of Kim Morgan’s group interview at a deli in Los Angeles with Elliott Gould, George Segal, and Joseph Walsh about Robert Altman’s California Split (and myriad other … Continue reading

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Making It Look Easy: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in Morning Glory

Today is Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.’s birthday. Here’s a re-post. Some actors seem to believe that unless they SHOW all the work they have done, their job is not worth doing. And if you don’t congratulate them on all the work … Continue reading

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Gotham Awards: Best Breakthrough Performance, Tessa Thompson in Dear White People

Last night were the Gotham Independent Film Awards, here in New York City. I was on the nominating jury for one of the categories: Best Breakthrough Performance. Out of 40+ submissions to the category, we on the jury (A.A. Dowd, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mike Nichols

Too many good movies to count. Some of my all-time favorites. What a storyteller. I’ve seen his stage productions, too. (In August, 2001, I slept outside – in Central Park, no less – to get free tickets to Mike Nichols’ … Continue reading

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Witness to a Legend: The Career of Gena Rowlands

A couple of weeks back, I attended a QA with Gena Rowlands at the New School. I wrote up the experience for Rogerebert.com. Tons of quotes, from her, from others, as well as from Tennessee Williams, who had a lot … Continue reading

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Cousin Mike on the Windy City Queercast

A great interview with my cousin Mike on the long-running Windy City Queercast, created and hosted by Chicago actress Amy Matheny. My dear friend Mitchell is often a co-host. It’s such a treat when worlds collide like this! Mike talks … Continue reading

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Seeing Gena Rowlands

Thursday night. QA with Gena Rowlands at the New School. I went with my friend David. I finally got to see her in person. She was just as amazing as I knew she would be (and just as glamorous: the … Continue reading

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