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"al pacino" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"We gotta do something. How do you do you. How do you translate this thirties film into a monday. How do you doing well. Oliver stone was kind of money. Bregman cody martin. Bregman found the right on of storm. Who is also a great director. Great right got sitting back. Sydney said this is interesting. And it was sidney. Lumet's idea to make cuban refugees. He had it was a great idea but he had a different idea of doing the film. He one of bring out other things and somebody in him had a bit of a conflict there so separated and monte got all of still and bribed upon him to opposite guys. So you're wondering where is this. I met member beating bill older in my house talking about this character. This sort of tony montana. And he went back all of any wrote that taxed and it was a great tax and they just he he sort of put you just sort of felt this county. Montana's what he represented kinda and we did it with this operatic style. Which brian depalma wanted and wanted to take it was film. I guess underneath knows about avarice but was on not just cocaine. It's about greed and it's the rise for which is always catches. It's always a fun thing to watch audiences like that but we got. I mean it was sad. You know we get a nomination for anything except golden globe. Nominations for the golden globe pass so it was real. We thought we had something. And then you had those shoe critics here just saw that. What was it too. violent was times. You know things were different than that's eighty three. What was going on in eighty three. I don't know but there was no room for it. Certainly cocaine was going on and but this wasn't out that there was an underlying but underground oliver..
"al pacino" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"I heard that murmur in the crowd. The crowd sing. O you start hearing that next thing you know it's attic again and they see it again. Cheering them on. And you're having this experience now that that happens in film take advantage of that. I don't even think. Sydney knew i was going to do that right. So it was because bird harris. He he gave it to me. Wow that's an amazing sorts of tastes a director or an ad in that case somebody you trust to create the space where you can improvise where you get the right side to everything. Yeah that's it. That's of course. The text i sort of think comes first but it's very close director. Text a guys. Thanks for listening to the sunday. Sit down podcast. Stick around to hear more from al pacino. After the break i'm mike hickson baugh. Nbc news national investigative reporter and host of do no harm a six part original podcast from nbc news. In wandering in this week's episode lance and chardonnay butler had been fighting their own battle against child protective services across town from.
"al pacino" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"It is so these are the way. Things have brash. While we see two young people just get out there. You know do your thing do what you sort of believe in what. Try to getting the job. It's hard to explain that i'm talking to you. You know that. But when i do talk to young actors i say you just do it. Go out there. Forget about getting. you're not gonna get it right and put auditions. I used to go to additions. Just have the shakespearian monologues come in. And they would be there they'd see. Did you read the script. I read this group. You know. I have prepared something. They go this guy. Who are you. And i'd be of course in rags and stuff and i come out there and do something from the living theaters connection see martin sheen and i it delivered via. We cleaned it up. Set the stage with teenagers and we got a lot of action from that and he was so great body and when he got in the play he wants told me watching the plate in the back just a little dirty from cleaning everything up toilets in the lobby and stuff. We both back there. Couple of we actually live together for a while and he's looking and i'm looking he says. Wow that's great performance by this guy. Gary good on member but he was. He was giving a great performance in connection with a great production..
"al pacino" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"I mean he got all this pressure but coming after your phone money and taking graft whatever what if you just took the grafton and just put a charity or something wh why. Why didn't you do anything like that. Just get it over with. So it's it's not and he looked at me. He was stunned when i was feeling. Fill them out and he said well of alif. I did that then. Who would i be when i listened to beethoven. Wow i thought. Where's he going day. That's what's in him. Yeah gee i like to do. This is a good part. How so hof obviously didn't have a chance to speak to say to find out things you find. That wouldn't hoffa was imprisoned. Guess what he galvanized the prison. Your guy. he got didn't like the way they were being treated when out afterward and was caused selenium for prisoners who mistreated devalued. so i. it's he so that tells you something about him and his commitment to what he's doing what he does seem with. Bob niro the car. I don't know if it's still in there so long time ago. Sometimes those things right they leave the premises but the scene was about this relationship. He has the guy who he keeps. Pro provenzano i think is twenty pro. Who he's having trouble with right and he actually says that this revisionist history. I don't know if this was actually said so. But he says to bob's character and it they just had a fight member when they go down to florida and it was ten minutes late upset. Yeah and and. I'm talking to bob in the senior. I'm saying go well. You know this guy. What is this guy and we. Who's this guy. Why does he have to as well you know he's made he's made big man he's i i mean i you know i have a vision. I mean he's upsetting that. It's not this and it's not that it's a vision in many so caught up in that so it it. It's it's the union fan this yes this i- entity identifies with seventeen years old. He was out there in head. Had thirteen stitches so what we know of autumn is complex. So i'm taking the route some playing him so i'm going to take all of the things i think oposite. Yeah and deal with. And right those and i do that with most characters. I really did like i. I loved And i did love. Kevorkian i have to say you. What did you see in the pro. Life person i interesting this is a guy was out there doing organ transplants. To soldiers. He was transfusing blood from dead soldiers into himself to test it so he could save the lives of soldiers that were alive enough to be saved. This is who he was in that. That transfusion stop is what got him when he died from eventually so that was a but i always sort of felt in the character but i didn't visit him see before i did did the film and i didn't see him because this was up. The field was up to the point to get arrested so i thought it would be. I would get more a skewed view from him because he served a time and nails but he's the one that said i said to move at like imprison. He's a sloop from..
Nolan #3 - Insomnia / Blow the Man Down / True History of the Kelly Gang
"From Chicago. This is film spotting. I'm Adam Kanner and I'm Josh. Larsen can't be easy to keep working after three days. No sleep to keep focus. You're seeing things yet. Cause little flashes tricks alight that's Robin Williams with Al Pacino in Christopher Nolan's insomnia from two thousand and two as the follow up to his mind. Bending breakout hit. Memento insomnia struck some at the time as a frustratingly straightforward thriller. This week we continue our Nolan who've review with a fresh look plus we'll have thoughts on three new releases all available online more. Can I get up Pacino ahead? Unfilled SPOTTING Welcome to film spotting Josh. The theaters are closed. But the movies keep coming at least if you know where to look this week. We've got reviews of three new releases. Include ONE. That's definitely a golden brick. Were the debut. That's the cozy noir thriller. Blow the man down a feature debut set in Downey's main and the down under set the true history of the Kelly gang from director. Justin Kurt Sel and the high school set Sela and the spades one. You caught up with Josh Ross. Going to continue our Christopher Nolan who've review with two thousand? Two's insomnia the black sheep. Maybe of the Nolan filmography. We'll see if it does deserve that reputation later in the show first though let's talk some new movies for a change including that Australian import true history of the Kelly gang mother soldier pan. You cost me you. Can that back a child? It is already traveling. Full tilt toward the men are would become. That's from the trailer for True History of the Kelly gang which is available to rent ondemand this weekend. The director is Justin Kerr. Zal who previously made twenty eleven the snow town murders than in two thousand fifteen. He did Macbeth. Which starred Michael Faster and Marion Cotillard? All three of them re teamed for two thousand sixteen assassin's creed now. Kelly gang is set in colonial Australia. Where Kelly and his group of anarchists violently rebel against their British rulers nineteen. Seventeen George MCI plays Ned Kelly. The film also stars Russell. Crowe Nicholas Holt Thomasson. Mackenzie and Charlie Hunnam so strong. Cast their Adam. You're able to get an early look at this one before. It's on demand release. Did the cast live up to. Its Promise House the film in general some of it definitely did in terms of the cast. This is actually my first. Kerr Zal film. Haven't seen any of the other three that you mentioned despite the fact that Michael Fast Bender has been in those two that you mentioned and I'm always down for Good Shakespeare Adaptation. I can't compare obviously this film the Kelly Gang to his adaptation of Macbeth specifically but there is a lot of the Scottish play in his telling of Ned Kelly. Se Davis from our beloved. The Baba Duke plays his mother in this film and she is not someone to cross. She's domineering she's vengeful. It's born from years of oppression as a woman and as an Irish woman living under English rule in Australia. You hear her in the trailer. Seda a young Ned. You're a man. Now you go out and show the world. This isn't a gentle mother's encouragement. It's an order and like Macbeth himself. As ned gets closer to his fate the matter he gets and that unhinged hallucinatory spirit is. What colonel taps into visually think about the late nineteenth century? We get in. John Hill coats the proposition as a counterpoint. This is not that at all. This is realism clashing with fantasy to the point where there are times in certain sequences and shots. Josh especially a recurring motif of a man riding a horse. That feels more like more door than the Bush way outside Melbourne. And so I've dropped Macbeth. I've dropped Lord of the rings throw in the assassination of Jesse James by the Coward. Robert Ford and the pop aesthetic of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Except with punk instead and you get some sense of what watching the true history of the Kelly. Gang is really like which may sound really amazing to you and other people. Yeah I'm I'm hooked so far. Yeah it's definitely a lot and honestly it was a little bit too much for me. Wants so much to be this fiery sneer. That doesn't conform do conventional biography and it's full of these big ideas about colonialism and storytelling and masculinity and challenging gender and sexual norms. The gang the Kelly gang actually wears dresses for me. It's just all too much of a performance of assault to really embrace and actually MCI is part of it. He's a really intriguing presence and has an unsettling physicality that he definitely brings to this role. A presence was kind of all he was in nineteen seventeen. That's kind of by the design of that film and I haven't read anything about his performance but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that he went really method here that he he went so deep. And as I said there's there's an intensity to it there's a real physicality to it but he's burrowed so deep into it. So deep into Ned Kelly psyche that he never emerges for me and I can appreciate the audacity of what Kerr's doing here and his. I our first shot of young. Ned actually is him peering through a slit in his makeshift home while his mother is engaged in a sex act with a paying customer. That's a British officer played by Hunnam and then later at the end it is big showdown with authorities. He's wearing iron over his head for protection. With the sliver is is that matches that exact same point of view so crucial knows what he's doing absolutely and he does have a really game cast Russell. Crowe shows up for a little bit in this movie. And there's a lot of fun as outlaw. Who Basically pays for? He buys a young Ned as an indentured servant to teach him the trade. And I really like Nicholas Holt. In this movie. He shows up maybe about midway through as a really charming despicable and entitled English constable. Who BEFRIENDS NED in the family? Until the family decides that they're not going to subjugate themselves to him like he expects everyone to do so some juicy fund performances here and crystals definitely doing allot as I said in terms of the filmmaking sounds like there might even be a little bit of animal kingdom in there too with the mother son Dynamic and of course the Australians setting so I. I'm intrigued by those comparisons. We'll we'll have to see if the catch up with if it works a little bit better for me. The True History of the Kelly gang is available to rent on demand right. Now the new one you caught up with Josh is called Sela and the spades the directing debut of Theresa Poh. It had its debut back in January at Sundance and it came to Amazon prime. This past weekend in your letterbox review you wrote any movie that mixes the DNA of mean girls. Brick and schooldays has my attention. We're all over the place with our references in this show so far. Tell me more. Yeah this this could be a lazy short and in some ways doing this exercise. But I think it's it is really helpful in this case because those are great films with distinct styles each trying to do something that maybe you hadn't quite seen before done in that way and mixing it all together is really exciting. That also puts a ton of pressure on a relatively small film like Sela and the spades and so I don't know if it's the sort of pressure this movie can entirely bare but I like that. All of these elements are in here that the basic scenario is selling. The speights takes place at an elite boarding school and we follow the illicit dealings and also the the relationships among various student factions there called and each of these factions. They're essentially like criminal gangs. So Sela played by Lovey Simone. She runs the drug-dealing spades. And you know there are maybe some Macbeth Lady Macbeth specifically comparisons to make here in her ambition and the way she holds grip on power. She does take an underclassmen under her wing. But as we come to learn you know it may not be the most altruistic reasons that underclassmen played by Celeste O'Connor now both of those performances are really strong by Simone and O'Connor There are some good supporting turns to. I could see this being one of those smaller. First films where two or three of the actors in them and this happened with mean girls as well right pop up in later films and you really see what what great talents. They have their There's also the whole criminal element calls on brick of course that this is going on among high schoolers beneath the adults is. It's kind of amazing. How little the adults have to play in in this world And then there are some really striking flourishes by PLO as director. And here's where some of the the school days Spike Lee school days comparisons come in because Sela is also the head of the spirit squad for the school and they have a direct address to the camera routine just about what. It's like to be a seventeen year old
Auschwitz Memorial criticizes new Amazon Prime show 'Hunters'
"The Auschwitz memorial calls out the new Amazon prime series called hunters they take issue with the show's fictional depictions of the Holocaust including a scene where a human chess game is set up and prisoners are killed as pieces are taken the memorial calls that dangerous foolishness that could fuel future Holocaust deniers the series starring Al Pacino debuted over the
Amazon's new drama series 'Hunters' is slammed over Auschwitz chess scene
"The Amish what's memorial is calling out the new Amazon prime series called hunters they take issue with the show's fictional depictions of the Holocaust including a scene where human chess game is set up in prisoners are killed as pieces are taken the memorial calls it dangerous foolishness thank you fuel future Holocaust deniers the series starring Al Pacino debuted over the
"al pacino" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"To be with you. I must say this may be my. What do they call it Swansong? No you're Swanson O- On these interviews. This is shut down. He said well. How does any of this would be one day have you Willie? Geist HERE BY COMPETE. Should I friend gets another car? And we'll drive around the island shout. Oh yes. We're going to do that. It's when I oh you okay if I get out here I'll be going to the flowers show always go one more block I think. Oh is that right. You're spot don't is a place they have it they call it. Greek yielded. Yeah I don't know never heard of such a thing. But they say it has no sugar so you start eating it because who doesn't love ice cream it's by and it's over once you start eating it. It doesn't really taste that good but it's purple and pink and it's chocolate and you just keep eating trying to find it. You're trying to find the Ice Cream somewhere in that yogurt. You can't. It's a bait and switch based team and it never shows up and you look for it and you're one hundred house and they've got you. I like it's fun. This is so cool. What a blast. Thank you for me. This was great in our language. They call it being a good sport. Oh you're the good sport here man. This is good. This is above and beyond you know Steinfeld has Seinfeld has a showy. Does this I know now for the commerce. Comedians in cars getting coffee. He'd probably love to have you on that show. I think well we're wired. Yes so some of this will come out. Yeah that's cool and that's that really funny and you're great and I love what a pleasure thank you and I love you to Al Pacino. My big thanks to the Great Al Pacino for an amazing conversation and truly just a surreal day. His new show hunters is streaming now on Amazon. Prime and I'm joined now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast by the producer of this. Fine podcast Maggie Law. Hi Maggie Highway and the producer of the interview for Sunday Today. Airing on NBC Brittany Mania Hybrid. Hey man. Alive holy smokes. You know what I mean. That was out the Chino and he was just hanging out with us in a convertible riding shotgun while I drove him around Beverly Hills. I'm still recovering from a little bit. I can't believe it actually happens that. Go down in your careers. Yeah I think so. I mean we've done a lot of these for this show almost four years Letterman jumps out as being special people who were in some other stratosphere who existed on a different plane. So they never thought you'd meet in your life let alone spend a day with and have some affection within rub relationship that time. So he's up there. He's he's way up there Let's talk about the car. I because that was so visual people the size of a boat as I pointed out at nineteen seventy six cadillac. Eldorado like you'd see in Goodfellas scarface as he sat her. Serpico one of those kind of Arab movies and I was we walked out of the restaurant and he saw the car and he got his shotgun. I got in the driver's seat and he looked at me. He goes all right. We're GONNA hit up to the trailer now because when you shoot a movie you don't actually drive car they put it on a trail. Nato you around and you make it look like you're driving and you chat and I said Oh no no. I'm going to be driving you. And so I just there was Albertine own shotgun riding around Beverly Hills and I was careful not I was gonna say. Did you find it into a pressure? Yes he like. Came alive though during that car. Ride and the sit down he. Was you know as you expected but during the car and you could tell he really enjoyed being out and about you did and I thought for guy that famous. Maybe that's a burden or you want that and We had the top down. Obviously and of course every car stopped and we'd be in traffic and roll down their windows and shouted two and I was waiting to see how he react to that and one as well making his life and he was in no rush really to go home. I kept thinking maybe I should turn it right here and we'll go back to the restaurant. He can go back home and he's a goal appear take a right. He was very concerned about that. Six way intersection in Beverly Hills. It's a desktop. It's a death trap but we managed that together so it was it was I keep using the term dreamlike streamline. How did that come about so I was GONNA say. The dream quickly turned into a nightmare. When sun began to SAG dream for me. Maybe yes for you. In the sunshine. When sun began to set we realized that the car's headlights were not working and they apparently never worked. So your lovely Assistant Taylor. Taylor was is a little more experienced driving than I am so she was tasked driving the car home but did it together. Not I can't stress up a huge car. Huge like nowhere begins right. The front of the car is like several feet. Long imagined without headlights. Without how do you see where the car had to black car? So who so? We had to stop a couple times. Get our bearings straight Taylor trooper interstate we did. We were on sample of our help with some of the lights. Other wearing like a suburban area of that street But Yeah we had a couple of days. We left a wide berth. Between us in the car in front of us just to make sure you get them But we got it home safely and then quickly got into an Uber. And that wasn't like you weren't taking it back to the Hertz car rental that was like a guy's car and like he wasn't even home when returned it so like his friend off the car. We had the over waiting for us so that we can drop in and go through these. Are The sacrifices you guys make for greater yes that is true true producing But I thought Maggie just to back inside the restaurant to be able to sit in a booth with Al Pacino and just say because as I said he was open to everything. It wasn't like you have twenty minutes and you can only talk about the show. That part was fun the Amazon. Show but to say. Hey Godfather go right does have him. Tell the story behind the scenes about how the student didn't want him to be in. Godfather was also surreal. I was GonNa say I feel like it must have been you keep saying dreamlike but just to have like over an hour to sit down and pick Pacino's brain on anything and I was just listening to it. It's just like conversation. I my one thing on the podcast is his voice to always says people recognize him for his voice and I was like I just listen to him for days all of that and he I don't know he was just. You don't know what you're going to get you know. Sometimes some of that famous. Who's been through that much? Hollywood life is not willing to play ball but he walked in wide open. Seemed like he was in a place where he really wanted to reflect on his career. Yeah yeah he said You know his eightieth birthday is coming up mentioned earlier and he's starting to feel a little nostalgic. I think you know he's like I never did these interviews and ever talked about the stuff and I'm ready to do it and we just happened to be the one sitting there perfect I think we sold them with the seventy six Eldorado. That really close the deal. I think I told you he sent me an email afterward. Now no email came through. Okay thank you. I know. Invite him because it was in that same language that whole thing which I just love And he had a great time and wanted to thank all of you guys to for doing such a great job taking care because I think it was a big deal for him to sit exposed himself that way yeah with all his career and his story so it was amazing guys Al Pacino Al Pacino Vici. Now we did it. We did it and you got to drive an El Dorado right. He's got to look out for oncoming vehicle Thank you very much guys my. Thanks as always to you as well for tuning in this week. If you want to hear more of our full length conversations with my guests every week he sure to click subscribe so you never miss an episode. And of course. Don't forget to tune in to Sunday today every weekend on NBC. I'm Willie geist. We'll see you right back here next week on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. We eat to live but food is so much more than that. I'm Andrew Zimmer chef world traveler and host of a new series on MSNBC. 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"al pacino" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey Guys Willie geist here with another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcasts. Thanks as always for clicking and listening along I just going to come out and say anything. I got an all time record you this week. The man the legend the icon word. That's overused but in this case it applies. Al Pacino is my guest as you may know. Pacino doesn't do a lot of interviews. Hasn't done a lot of interviews over the course of his career so with a little bit of arm twisting we convinced him to come and sit down with us and man he is. Let's say he should do more interviews? He's it was open and warm and happy to talk about whatever we wanted to talk about. We got together out in Beverly Hills near his home. A little restaurant called La Dolce Vita. It's got the red leather booths. If you can picture it while we're talking the brick wall the table across from us has the gold-plate that says Frank Sinatra all the tables and named for some old Hollywood legend and he came to play as I think you'll hear We're talking about his latest project. The Amazon Prime Series Hunters which is about a group of Holocaust survivors in nineteen seventies America seeking revenge. We put it that way against Nazis who hidden themselves inside America but that was just the beginning talked about Godfather scarface Serpico all the way through his career and has he says you'll hear he coaching his eightieth birthday. In April he's reflective he's nostalgic and he's finally ready to sit down and think about one of the great careers in the history of show business. So I'll stop talking now so you can start listening to the Great Al Pacino on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. All right thanks for doing this. I appreciate it thank you. Thank you for strapping immature. Really can't get one of those places lose. La Spots he get Sinatra's booth rickles booth Pacino's nameplate that they're gonNa get you one can understand coming here. I mean it's in the midst of everything. There's this place I I never saw you know. Because it's it's it's alongside other places that are somewhat anonymous and I never heard of it. Yeah this place is called La Dolce Vita do I have that right now. Let's see if we can remember that. So this is A. We've got a lot to talk about exciting time for you. First of all I can't drive around L. A. Got In town without seeing a billboard for the Irish G. Yeah well they they they. They bought them. But how exciting is it for you? After I guess. Twenty seven years to be nominated for another Oscar. Wow what you don't know it's been that long you flash on the last time you would. You would nominated what that was like it. You don't think about it really then. It happens and it's great when it happens wonderful. Does it feel like it's been twenty seven years since nothing feels like it's been twenty seven? Yes from yesterday. Feels like twenty seven years to today but at the time is as you get older you see. Time does his exist. We were talking about your long relationship with Bob. De Niro the and the fact that you guys. Kinda got back together. All these years later with Harvey Keitel expert says he in that group. Was that experience. Like all being one place Mount Rushmore. Well they they've made such great films together and so there I was in fifty years. I thought well it's simple. The actor always feels that way thinks. Well maybe Marty Scorsese just as you never know with people you know you could say something in In print or to someone and they get interpreted the certain way and he thought I didn't for them because but then when you look at it such artist as he is a me just goes by what he feels. He's got there and I've spoken to him over the years and he knows that I really admire his but at the same time unless it it works. So for instance with The the Irishman it was Bob de Niro whose into I think al. How's she play this point of Jimmy Hoffa Great And Go already said. You'd think so you know so. That's how I got it but we had a reading about six or seven years ago in this Tribeca will man they have cameras and so I mean I'm somebody I think they're going to show the reading billboards fat. But it's like a little but we had a reading of it four Marty and it was Bob who organized everything. Bob is a really good produce it to be a great actor. He's a really good produce. So key organized. This reading to win over money was not quite sure. And then we read it and it was clear. The Steve's alien script so so effective so I think that's what did and that was about six or seven years ago so marty wasn't sure about the whole thing. He wasn't sure that you are right for Hoffa. No I think he was he. He wasn't sure about the whole thing. Yeah and then. We had a reading together. Bobby kind of ally Japan. She is people altogether this room weeding and there was about fifty other people watching us and I think they photographed and I remember that day I was doing a play and I paint from the play downtown and read it and it was affected it. It's a good script so that'll be on Netflix. Soon that report that we're going to get their money's worth. Yeah is it. I've heard it both ways from actors is more difficult to play a real life character like Jimmy Hoffa or is it less difficult because you have so much less it. Is You know you always dependent on the taxed of course but would the real characters? You get really. It's it's it's a plus because you've got and especially in our world today. Could you got all the Internet stuff and everybody is you know they just want to look. I mean I watched film on Kevorkian you know on the best of course is when you have the real person you can. You can deal and ask questions that normally askin see the reaction right now. We're thinking doing Frank Lloyd Wright that that's in the sort of wow and eat those so you're wondering I'm watching watching interview with Michael. Mike Wallace home while fifty three year. Him Talk some of the things he said. Yeah so you've got it there with off. I had it all over the place so you just start looking channel. You know we try to channel. Don't even try to channel. You naturally do you so you you watch somebody a lot and I remember Frank Serpico. I really got to know if you've ever seen the film Serpico of course. Yeah well it was And I remember thinking Small kinds of questions and and with Frank. I finally said we're in Montauk. I'd write a house somewhere. We out there on the deck looking at the ocean. I asked him think what what would you do? I mean he got all this pressure coming after your money taking graft whatever. What if you just took the Grafton just put it to charity or something what why? Why did you do anything like that? Just get it over with. So it's not and he looked at me. He was stunned when I was just feeling filling them out and he said well hell if I did that. Then who would I be when I listen to? Beethoven wow I thought. Where's he going day? That's what's in him I'll gi. This is a good part. Wow so hof obviously than ever chance to speak to to find out things you find that when Hoffa was in prison. Guess what he galvanized the prison. Yeah Guy got didn't like the way they were being treated when out afterward and was you know call select for prisoners who mistreated devalued eight. It's he that tells you something about him and his commitment to what. He's doing what he does. Seem with Bob De Niro MMA car. I don't know if it's still in there and so long time ago. Sometimes those things right they leave the premises but the scene was about this relationship. He has the guy who he keeps. Pro Proven present. I think is twenty pro. Who He's having trouble with right he actually says. This is revisionist history. I don't know if this actually said so. But he says to Bob's character in it drive me just had a fight member when they go down to Florida was ten minutes. Late.
Al Pacino's Ex-Girlfriend Meital Dohan Says They Split Due to 'Difficult' 36-Year Age Gap
"Al Pacino's ex girlfriend he says he's elderly and he doesn't like to spend money so I mean if he was overly I could put up with that if you spend money well it's hard to be with a man sold even Al Pacino the forty year old actor said of her seventy nine year old ex boyfriend Al Pacino the age gap is difficult yes I tried to deny it but now he's an elderly man and to be honest so even with all my love it didn't last long Alan and she said and plus album like to spend money he only bought me flowers it made a polite that he didn't like to spend money I had a fight with him and left him recently but of course I I really love and appreciate her I was glad to be there for him when he needed me to be part of his legacy it's an honor for me I'm glad this relationship happened between this and I hope we remain good friends but I'm not sticking around like to spend money
Oscars 2020: Watch the Best Supporting Actress nominees
"Let's start with what will be the first award on Sunday night and that will be actress in a supporting role you gotta go through about ten others before you get to actor in a supporting role and then at the end of the show you'll get actor actress movie or what they call Best Picture and director so we'll start with actress in a supporting role Kathy Bates Richard Jewell Laura Dern marriage story Scarlett Johannson Jo Jo rabbit Florence pew little women Margot Robbie bomb shell share your first Laura Dern marriage story okay I'm gonna take Laura Dern merit story also Megan Scarlett Johannson judge a rabbit and Kay were put in an right there for Megan not for missed you know Margot Roby or Robbie in that bomb shelter that's about the fox news sex was no accusation paying it is Hollywood so you know you know but then again so was already one stain so actress in a leading role Megan your first simply a Revo Herriot Scarlett Johannson merry story Siri thrown in little women Charlie Sperrin bomb shell Renee Zellweger Judy I'm gonna go Renee Zellweger and Judy I'm gonna do the same thing same here all right so there's three of us all in accord actor in a supporting role charity Tom Hanks beautiful day in the neighborhood Anthony Hopkins to popes Al Pacino the Irishman Joe Pesci the Irishman Brad Pitt once upon a time in Hollywood Brad Pitt is going to continue his winning streak I'm gonna go the same okay you lost me on that what is under is winning streak dizzy on a winning streak yeah I think he won whatever last award show it was okay I thought you meant in as far as Academy Awards the only one can mean weren't you would think he would have by now yeah to give anyone just take his shirt off in a he's not in well you took off to and want maybe there's the thing they're going I go to brand also I think he would win it out right but Pacino okay she you're going to cancel each other out for starters yeah act actor in a leading role I'm Bonnie band banners painting glory Leo once upon a time Hollywood Adam driver marriage story Joaquin Phoenix joker Jonathan Pryce the two popes Megan boy that's that's a tough no that's a very easy one some how my mom I think I'm going to go with Joaquin Phoenix yeah well of course yards so is charities online didn't even need to ask lastly directing the Irishman Scorsese joker Todd Phillips nineteen seventeen Sam Mendes once upon a time in Hollywood Quentin and parasite bong joon ho cherry salmon does nineteen seventeen I'll take Sam Mendes nineteen seventeen Quentin Tarantino once upon a time in Hollywood once upon a time in Hollywood if Sam Mendes wins for directing that will be the biggest gap between two directing wins in Oscar history he won in two thousand for American beauty and here it is twenty years later in case you're wondering what the current record is it's a fifteen year gap actor Billy Wilder one for the lost weekend nineteen forty five any apartment in nineteen sixty and one other quick side no we were talking about those swag bags and people thinking that everybody gets one no it's just the twenty five nominees the five nominees in each of the five big categories you may have bought when we were revealed that earlier wow Scarlett's gonna get to because she's up for Best Actress and best supporting actress no one in case she just gets one I give her
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.
Quentin Tarantino Discusses 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
"Popcorn where we talk about the movies and one of my favorite movies of this year this decade of forever called once upon a time in Hollywood directed by this guy. Quentin Tarantino thank. You very much really appreciate the decade Monica. Give that to to to a nine to a movie that falls on the nine. No but you have to do. Usually you're supposed to years go by but this movie speaks to people like me I I according to get the jokes jokes. They'll get a two when they see it. But it's a pleasure to have you here. It's good to geek out a little bit about about this movie. Which is now the BLU ray now? Yeah ended up coming out no extending the cat. It's still cut but we have about twenty minutes of extra stuff off talk about this. You know everybody has it on their best list and it's nominated for every single. Does that matter to you anymore. It's fun it's it's Nice. It's really wonderful to like actually do movie and then kind of be in that like winners circle of we were talking about just before the show started between between like the seven or eight movies people are talking about and to be invited to the different parties. And No. That's actually really fun. Like I've been there where I thought I had one of the best movies. And it's not in that roundup so it's actually nice to be in the mound up. I want to know what was the genesis of this one. What was the first thing? Not because he sat down and started to write it. When was this in your head? Well this was kind of a long process similar to other inglorious bastards where I kind of I had the idea as opposed to okay. I'm going to sit down and bang out this script. That wasn't really kind of the case. Here this was more kind of an exploratory kind of thing so there was a couple of years. I'm just kind of figuring out who the characters were and I wasn't in any hurry to sit down and write a movie script even like my very first couple years of writing on it. I wrote it as a novel or at least a couple of chapters as a novel in exploratory way. Then he even wrote that like the The Al Pacino seen in Musso and frank's that has one act play at one point and that because I was planning on doing it as a player even planning on doing. I didn't know how I was going to do it. But it was more an exploratory Tori writing exercise but the the initial I Guess Genesis of the whole thing was It was a while ago I was making a movie and I was dealing with a an older action. He kind of Guy Actor and I'm doing the film And then he comes to me and he goes you know Quinton I have a stunt double and he's been my stunt double for about nine years now now I haven't I'm a bust your balls about it because there's not really anything for them to do but there is a gag coming up on Thursday. He could do that so if if you wouldn't mind. Maybe we could be a nice thing to throw him something and he could come on Thursday and do that thing and that would be good good for me. and He's good you'll like like yeah. Sure no worries so Thursday rolls around and he shows up and he does a great job with this stunt nowhere but anyway the dais going on and part of the thing about about about their relationship is like you can tell it's been going on for nine years. You could tell that there was a time that this guy was the perfect double double for the actor perfect. You could've shot close ups with the stunt guy and they would have passed. This time was not that that child kind of grown in different directions. And and you could tell this was like maybe the last or second the last thing that they'd be doing together and I kind of glance over and I see the two of them sitting in a director's chairs on the set talking. They're smoking cigarettes and just shooting the breeze and and naturally since one guy is the stunt guy the other guy there actually both dressed an identical costumes. which is that's the relationship they do and like the stunt guy has got his hair done in a cockamamie way that resembles the actor? And they're both wearing the same costume and they're smoking cigarettes and watching them talk. And I'm I'm seeing the whole nine years of their relationship and I know that this is the tail end of it and I'm watching them talk and I'm like wow. These guys have been buddies for a long time and they've been working buddies and it's an interesting friendship because yes I'm sure it's a friendship but one is working for the others. There's a subservient this implied. And all that but you know an actor does a lot of movies all right on this movie. He knows the director and he's friends and this other movie he knows an an actor took and their friends. But there's a lot of what we know anybody until he gets to know them but the stunt guy he does know. And that's his little buddy on the set that they can talk and bs with each other. So I'm sitting there watching this relationship as you just kind of talk to each other sitting there director's chairs dressed identically to each other and I thought wow that's an interesting relationship if ever. I do a movie about movies about the making of entertainment. That could be an interesting way in the relationship. Issue between an actor and a stuntman is and it was thank you. I have to show this clip now because it goes right to what you were saying. Let's just look. Did you. Just come prepared for that. Yeah and you were going to go with the clip is Kurt Russell. Let's run that clip. Let's see nothing is asking you to help me. Yeah man the answer is no the the answer is no not not no excuse. And this ain't and in Guadeloupe picture and I can't afford to hire a bunch of guys that smoke cigarettes and sit around talking to each other all day on the chance that I might use them. I got a four man team here. Rick I need more the net I got to get it approved and you know I gotTa look after my. Hey you're doing were better match me. I'd say okay. You got the. But that's not the case in note he he. He's a great match. You could do anything you want him to drop off a building. A lot of on fire with flanking Lincoln right get creative whatever you want. He's happy for the opportunity. I don't dig him and I don't think the by he brings. Oddly enough it's actually funny. Just even me telling that little story and watching that scene that actually ended up being very removing actually watching like rick fighting for his guys. I really do anything. You could beat them up but it's not a do raise is your anymore guy's GonNa get hired. He's got he's got he's got to talk the talk. He's got to convince the stunk after the do it does for him. Now we're in that world of Sharon Tate and the Manson's no. Was that always what you wanted to have. As part of this around with this well there was always part part of it because I like the idea for a couple of reasons one. I like the idea of exploring the character of Sharon Tate. Who through through the sensationalism of the circumstances and the sensationalism of history has almost been reduced to a an extra in her own story Lori to some degree? And of course I wanted to deal with Charles Manson and the family. Because I'm kind of dealing with Hollywood mythology at that that time Los Angeles County mythology and they are part of that fabric. You almost can't deal with that That city without thinking about them and also in in dealing with the the ups and the downs of Holly of that Hippie Hollywood they were part of that fabric but one of the things. I'm really proud about about the movie. And part of it is just Margot's enchanting performance that she gives is if I'm dealing with an audience that's eight hundred people in the theater for the most part those eight hundred people before the movie started when they thought Sharon tate they just. I thought about her murder. They thought about her as a murder victim. And I think the perception of Sharon has changed since this movie has played out during the year. Now people think about her as more than just a murder victim they think about her as a person they think they contemplate the life that she lived. She is a A character she's a person she's more than a murder statistics. She seems to be living her own life while the other characters are part of the story. Yeah no well that that was actually kind of that was that was that was done purposely because part of the thing is you. I mean the whole movie. I spent all this time figuring out who the characters were and Dan. At some point I had to. I actually asked myself the question. I was like okay. Okay now. I'm ready to do it. I have my milieu. I know I know the environment and I know the characters. What story do I want to tell me? Quinton Lily ask myself the question. What story do you WanNa tell and oh I thought to myself well you know I had a story in mind? You could imagine like Elmore Leonardy Kinda store. The even Clinton and Ricky feel like Leonard type type of characters. But then I thought about. I don't know I don't think I really WanNa tell a movie story or have a movie. The plot I actually think I just wanted to do a day in the life or a few days in the life of these characters and I actually think the characters are strong enough to hold it and I actually think the milieu that I'm creating being in the in the town itself is enough to hold it so in that regards. I didn't WANNA come up with necessarily plot for Sharon. I just wanted the to have us watch her live her life. She runs errands she drives around. She talks to a couple of her friends. She gets a book she goes to see the movie and and to me it was an aspect of just watching her just live her life. undramatically is kind of what was robbed from her. And that's what we could
Jamie Foxx on his latest film 'Just Mercy'
"Is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a great movie out right now for your c called just mercy that has Michael Jordan and then also this ask Jamie Foxx. Yes you're not from give it up now you either are or execute chicks you have to face. This is all right Jamie before I lose complete control interview which would be fine but you made a great movie and Jess Mercy you dead. I think this is a true story. True story I think this is the opposite is this is the most important movie I've ever done Yeah I got yes because of who it's about and what it's about Brian Stephen. A lawyer of WHO's played wonderfully about Michael Jordan. who his whole life is? A Journey is exonerating people that are on death row of wrongly accused and and when I met Bryan Stevenson I was blown away about how much he's done. And what is and it's been sort of under the radar so I applaud Michael Jordan for being the biggest star in the world But always coming back to the movies like this for our cultural for us to educate is to uplift us to give us hope and like I said it is the most important movie I've ever the and who do you play. Play Walter mcmillen Watson Watt's McDonald's amendment south in in Alabama who own pulping business chop down trees for living on his way home on a country road he gets pulled over by the sheriff. And the sheriff says you killed someone it city he's never been in Never met this person. They say you're going to jail. And they put him in jail. Put him on death row without a trial he was on death. Row without a trial for six years and I've been death row before studying for movie and the one thing that I knew about death row was at the worst thing you give. A person is hope because they know that at some point At any point they could be taken off to either electric chair or however they're going to be a or expired but hope walks in in the form of Bryan Bryan Stevenson. Who has played wonderfully Michael Jordan? He takes the case. This is a nineteen eighty six. which wasn't that long ago and They pulled off the miraculous And exonorated a person who had never been in. This has never happened in Alabama person to be exonerated off of death row. And that's the store and what was amazing about how our director destination destined and Michael Be put the movie together on how it brings. Everybody and you saw this Toronto in Toronto. Where just make people crazy and you got I? I don't know eight minutes and thirteen minutes standing ovation but what I really appreciated about the movie. Was it allowed everyone in this movie tested in front of a all black audience at a ninety seven now we expect it for that to be in a high number then they tested in the mid West in front of mostly white audience and we what they say it tested at a ninety eight so that lets you know that the work that was done in the movie as the adapt tation of a book really really got it done. It really worked. Let's look at a clip from your performance Sir Ingest Mercy Screen Actors Guild nominated for I godless. So let's look list from Harvey all know what it is here. You get from the moment you ball buddy over these white folks and make them laugh and try to make him like it. Whatever that is and you say yes or no man but when it's your turn ain't got no thanks take evidence and all the witnesses they got eight thing another matter when all your thank is I looked like a WHO could kill somebody? That's not what I think the way. You're not looking at him and then you do. It's just it's devastating because he wants to get it out. He wants him to hear what was going on in in this soul and then that look. I'm sure he's done it a few times that look to see if what I told hold him really landed. Sometimes people can be in those positions and it's no pad pencil numbers. You're just another person. I'm on my way. But when he looked up so Michael be looking back at him. Engaged young ready ready to take on whatever this whatever this monster is designed to do at the end it was another thing too. I studied a film that that move to me was made famous to me by Al Pacino in The Godfather and if you remember I think it was Zena he was when he was getting ready to kill him at the dinner table. Yeah when he says. I'm going to talk Doc Italian till Michael foresaken and as he goes to talk. Al Pacino Leans up to listen but he looks this way first and and then he engaged so as you study the the art. There's certain things that you bring along with you. That are really effective. Well it sure sure works and that's what you want. You don't just see this movie and say you want to talk to people about it and you see this. You gotTa feel it because there's instead of just anger and just rage. There's a sense of. We can do something about it if we fail. Were trying to do something it. Listen the thing about. This is what I enjoyed about the way. The movie plays out is said when people leave this movie. They feel like they want to get involved. What can I do? What can I do to change his narrative? What can I do to pull back to mass of some of these injustices? And that's what's been so fulfilling with this film because Brian I Steve Isn't who still going out there every day of about his job. He needs it. He needs that people to know that these things are going on because it helps in his endeavors in taking these people and trying to you know put their lives back together. Well Walter Your Johnny on on these calls a lot of things. But he's the kind of person that grows up in this Alabama neighborhood and it was. It's very ironic in the movie. How everybody there even racist Alabama is saying? This is Monroe Kennedy. This is where Harper Lee wrote to them walking bird right which is about Wow this racist that. They don't even say dangerous sort of bouncing off her celebrity. What well here's the thing is like like I'd say all the time there were some very interesting things that wall to sit? Did I looked like a man that could kill somebody. This is the perception that were attacking what tackling the perception that a black man automatically you feel like there is some some of villainous or ominous thing that he possesses therefore of when he is accused of something. We sorta turn the other way. You know we don't necessarily we give them the benefit of the doubt. I can't tell you how many times when when there's something going on on television and there's there's some type of crime every black person to tell you man. I hope it's not a black person. Listen you know why because it continues the narrative but continues The procession so that's what we're what we were tackling in in the movie Walter. Walter says you're guilty from the day you were born now. That was something that we actually ad-libbed in the in the script really. Yeah because yes that's my line Growing up in a southern place in Texas in Texas and being met with early age age racism being called As a young kid it baffled me I was eight years old. My grandfather told me go. Get some gas and gas like twenty five cents a gallon. So he's bringing some gas. I I had to walk on the other side of the tracks. Go get the gas but I think the gas only came up to eighteen cents and I need to get to seven cents back but I didn't WANNA leave the gas out you know so I had to walk into the place I walk in and the guy says. Hey what are you doing while you bring the gas. And I looked at him. I said hey eight. I'm only eight nine. Remember marching back to my grandfather and told him what happened. My grandfather went over and talked to the man told him. You know. That's not nice and whatever you told them what He. He squatted. But I couldn't couldn't wrap my mind around a grown man looking at a child insane and saying that and so that's where I got the line I said I don't have nothing to do with this. I was just born. How can I change this? Why are you so angry at me just because because I was born? Yeah so when you're born into the world and this label is on you just because you're born. I thought that that was something that Walter that we should Add to the to the layer of his character saying I was just born because that's all of us were only just
The Oscar noms are out
"All right. Let's just dive into the nominees for the Oscars. Isa Ray and John Show announced them at the early hour of five eighteen. Am this morning. And now I'm going to read them to you right now. Oh okay the best picture. Nominees are Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker little women marriage story in nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite for parasite this is actually a history making nomination. This is the the first ever. KOREAN BAST picture nominee. Okay here's the directing. Nominations Scorsese is nominated for the Irishman Todd Phillips Phillips's nominated for Joker Sam Mendez is nominated for directing nineteen seventeen Tarantino nominated for once upon a time in Hollywood and Vong June. How is needed for parasite just in case? You didn't catch it. Those are all male directors. No female directors got nominated this year. Okay here's the nominations for actress in a leading role Cynthia Areva has nominated for Harriet Scarlett. Johansson nominated for marriage story. See your shirt. Ronin women is nominated for little women. She's actually the youngest four time Oscar nominee in history. Now she's only twenty five. She's gotten four nominations. Pretty Cool also nominated donated. Is Charlie's thrown for bombshell and Renee Zellweger for Judy. Who is my personal favorite? I mean everyone in this category I I think is fantastic but judy is for some reason. My favorite movie of this Oscar season I just. I don't know somethings like broken in my brain because as I feel like I'm the only one that thinks judy is the best movie of all time but I fully acknowledged that my taste in movies is you know not normal anyway now for actor in a leading role we've got Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory Leo DiCaprio Aka. LDC is nominated for once. It's part time in Hollywood. Adam drivers nominated for marriage story. Walking Phoenix is nominated for Joker and Jonathan. Pryce is nominated for the two popes oops. I'm sorry we're going to get to the snaps later but I have to say I can't believe Adam Sandler didn't get the best actor in a leading role nomination like come on uncut gems tmz is so good The two popes guy beat out. Adam Sandler Tam okay now for best actress in a supporting role we've got Kathy Bates dates for her part. In Richard Jewel. People are actually talking about how her nomination is one of the surprises of this year's nominees. Laura DERN got nominated from marriage story Scarlett Johansson has her second nomination for this supporting role in Joe. Joe Rabbit. Florence PUGH got nominated for a little women and Margot Robbie got an obligation for bombshell. Of course we all know. I'm a big flow pugh Stan. I mean hope she wins this category so bad. I'm at the point if my like Phantom of Florence Pew that have started following like Florence. PUGH twitter stanton accounts. I can't wait to see her. And Zach braff on the red carpet. Please please take Zach Braff to the Oscars come on Florence. Please all right now for best actor in a supporting role. We've got Brad Pitt for once upon a time in Hollywood al Al Pacino for the Irishman. Joe Patchy for the Irishman. Tom Hanks for a beautiful day in the neighborhood and Anthony Hopkins for the two popes. So I'm I'm not gonna read the rest of the categories You can look them up online if you want but the big winner for the nominations at least is the joker which has walked walked with eleven nominations. Next place is the Irishman which has ten nominations nineteen seventeen also got ten nominations. So did once upon a time. I'm in Hollywood denominations and behind that Gioja rabbit got six total nominations. Little women got six total. Nominations seem with marriage story in parasite recite which also both got six
Jennifer Lopez shut out of the Oscars for 'Hustlers' role
"The joker earned eleven academy award nominations to lead all films but ABC's Jason Nathanson says there's a lot of focus on movies and people who work not nominated Jennifer Lopez not many thought you get an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for her role in hustlers she's received a lot of awards season attention so far but she couldn't grab the big one this mission is Irishman co stars Al Pacino Joe Pesci got best Supporting Actor nominations but Robert deniro couldn't score a Best Actor
2020 Golden Globes Predictions
"I'm Shawn Fantasy and this is the big picture of conversation show about predicting the results of an award show do not respect. That's right Amanda. The Golden Globes are nearly here. They are the conclusion of one of the more fun weekends of the year. We'll have NFL wild card weekend starting and then Dispatch the sped award. Show Fun for you nightmare for me. I will go straight from the eagles which my husband is too invested in into ricky surveys haltingly. Golden gloves so prepare for Sunday night attitude from Amanda yes I will be preparing for a weird attitude likely from ricky traverse one of the more more unusual figures to host an award show in the last ten or twenty years. He's back hosting Golden Globes. Were going to be predicting the results of some of these races which are chosen by ninety anyone mysterious foreign journalists Jervis was selected by these people to host the show in part because he has been the host of some successful editions of the Golden Globes. Last year was a different kind of Golden Globes humira call was hosted by Andy Sandberg and Sandra did not recall that. Until you said just now I think that I thought that that it was going to signal a new way forward for the Golden Globes. I don't know not necessarily a more progressive way forward but just the different kind of approach to hosting Alaska races back. What's your take on these days? Why are we still doing this? That every that's kind of where I am. I just like no thanks. I've moved on. I think we as a TV and awards. Washing washing community have moved on feels stale and it and he's feels like just kinda trying to hold onto whatever influence he had like ten years ago he still has a huge following and I think he's still a very successful comedian per se but he feels very fake controversial as a professional. Now where sort of everything he does is more of a provocation than a joke. which is not really where you WANNA be now famously on this award show? He's quite sharp elbowed he takes shots at celebrities as opposed to patting them on the back as many Golden Globes hosts have in the past I guess this is fine. I you know you think like what happens. When crosses the line and we have an outrage moment how will we handle that in this otherwise very convivial award show? I don't think people will care either will be the requisite op-eds or takes or whatever and perhaps that will distract from whatever terrible awards. The Hollywood foreign press gives out You know and maybe we'll put all of our anger into that and then we can just have an award. It's show maybe that's maybe it's a nice way of of dividing the components. Do you think we're queudrue vase was up for the joker and joker think he was auditioning against Joaquin now down He. He was auditioning for the Penguin. You know in the new one because everyone wanted to be the penguin You know this is a movie podcast broadcast but there are also a bunch of TV awards at the Golden Globes I. I haven't really paid much attention to the TV awards nor will be really prognosticating but yovany any sense of what's going. Go down here. TV was what were the big shows. Twenty nine thousand nine six session and fleabag will though shows win awards. What succession might succession session is nominated in drama along with big little lies the crown killing eve and wait for it then learn? They say that I watched the last year in the morning. Show who do not believe on the critics who came late to it and we're like wow the morning show is really become an investigation of me. Too Culture friends a dog wrote the last so it's more nutshell but anyway I still watched all of it. You could see it winning but you could also ASSOC- You know the crown seems like a very obvious when you can also see succession winning because the Golden Globes likes especially in the TV area to To get out ahead of the emmys succession has not yet won the major Emmy Award. This would be an announcement of succession as sort of the next great television. Show on Prestige Steve Cable. Whether that's still the case given the way that Netflix Amazon and all the other streamers have kind of barreled through the doors now is it will be interesting to see You know this. This is really weird. Best TV drama actress Jennifer Aniston. Olivia Colman Jody comber Nicole. Kidman Reese Witherspoon. Two nominations for the morning show. There are more billy crap. He's nominated for the morning show. If Billy Krupp wins for the morning show I take back half of everything I've said sad about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is very strange. Maybe that's enough on TV awards. What else do we really want to make any sense things for succession fleabag everything else? I don't really care about. Let's let's start with something movie wise that I think is very relevant to this show. Do you think that this award show in. General is impactful on the the Oscar narrative in general or this year. Well let's start with in general. Yes I do because it just seizes attention and for a certain amount of time at a crucial moment and the awards are as much about attention economy as they are anything else. There are a lot of movies to see. There are a lot of voters who haven't quite quite caught up and I'm like oh I guess I should check this out and and sometimes I think it's reactive. Something wins and people are like I don't know about that. I'm GonNa make sure that I invest the other way but there isn't a fanfare around it. Everyone shows up for these. And it's televised and I just think the timing especially you can't help even if you're like this doesn't matter. I'm an ignoring it. We spend so much time talking about it. I do think it matters so last year of course Green Book won best drama and Bohemian. Wraps he won best musical or comedy though. I would argue. That Green Book is a comedy and Bohemian. rhapsody is neither a musical comedy drama. Those two films obviously competed heavily in one quite heavily heavily at the Academy Awards. Do you think that the results this year will sincerely affect the Oscars. Yes because the award season is much shorter this year. Nominations are in what voting begins today. That's that's insane. That's it's so fast and it's so compressed and I do feel like everyone is feels like if they're playing catch up. I'm still playing catch up on a couple of the Non Marquee categories. And I just think people will use this as a bellwether and also has an instruction action will of okay. Now I gotta go watch these three or I didn't like that this one so I'm going to do this. I don't know that it's one to one but yeah I think they're important. Would you argue that this is the most consequential Golden Globes in recent years. I guess so. Yes how strange. How strange I who have devoted so much of our lives to this it is? How do we let this happen? And I think you and I talked about at this early in the morning when the nominations were announced of. How have we allowed this group of people who tweeted airlines to become the major Oscar deciders? It's a very curious thing. Sometimes they do get stuff right. Yeah and sometimes they do vote in a manner that I think suggests like a clear lear narrative will be taking hold on something you know this year. There's an expectation. I'm getting ahead of myself. There's an expectation that Brad Pitt will win supporting actor. Brad Pitt is the consensus sensus favorite among almost every person. I've talked to to win best supporting actor that may not ultimately be the case. Maybe Al Pacino comes by. Maybe Joe Patchy comes by maybe Anthony Hopkins uh-huh bye-bye who knows it's a stacked category but among all the punditry for both the Oscars and the Golden Globes that I've read everyone agrees it's Brad Pitt. A part of that is because he's Uber famous and the famous is usually awarded here also the ingenue is usually awarded here. The morning show is sort of an ingenue at the at the Golden Globes this year. Wow maybe maybe a young performer. Who has never been who's never had a chance to win something before we'll also win here tonight to start with our predictions? Yes okay the first category. We're GONNA talk about his best motion picture foreign language now. This is notable because there is no universe in which this can reflect the Oscar nominations because there are two candidates here from France so are can also with a farewell will not qualify as foreign language. The first nominee is the Farewell Pedro Motive Painting Glory. Selena Gomez portability fire Bongino host parasite and lodge lease loomis Where was your heart? Tell you about this category category. I think this has to be parasite I think so too but okay international body. They've chosen to films is from France and they've basically chosen in American production a CO production and the farewell which is very popular seen by a great many people. They've been campaigning quite a bit. Yes also Pedro Almodovar's all trail possibly the most celebrated non-american filmmaker of the last twenty years. Twenty five years. Maybe it'd be overstating it he's in certainly in the conversation top five. That's all true. All Great Films Parasol is not eligible in either a drama or best picture drama or best picture a comedy Because it's forty which because that's how the Golden Globes work and Bongino is nominated for director and parasite is also nominated for screenplay I wish to signals to me that they really like parasite and this is the place where they can award parasite so you put your finger on something interesting. which is that people tend to look at the number of nominations especially amongst the small body like this as a clear indication of preference over other movies so once upon a time in Hollywood us five nominations at the Golden Globes? That must mean. It's a front runner in every category. Do you think that's true. Not In every category but I think that it means that there is interest in the film and that it will probably win something. I'm also kind of triangulating and and my picks because I don't think I think that they do try to actually sprinkle out awards among the movies that they do like so new spoilers but like I think this parasite parasite will triumph because it may not want other places interesting. I too am going with parasite. I think it would be insane to not go with parasite though I will be devil's advocating my way through this whole conversation. It's always voiced finds you podcast and live life with you Sean. Best motion picture animated amandus fever category frozen to how to train your dragon. The hidden world missing link Toy Story. Four and the Lion King which I find to be the funniest nomination here because the lion king was not submitted as animated feature to the Academy Nevertheless LS Globes has decided to nominate here. I would think twice. Sorry for yes I think that would be the only answer okay. I think that's the only truly beloved loved Film on this lineup. I think that's the only both critical and commercial success that tends to be the kind of wins. Best animated feature which is one of the more interesting features Church of the animated feature categories to me. Is that very rarely do films that are not commercially successful win there but all also also. You can't just be commercially successful. You have to be a masterpiece in the zone which is why pigs are winding picks ours when one almost every year at the Golden Globes since its inception except for last gear when Dino at one now I suck Spiderman Song. Oh Yeah that was a good movie. I was a great toy story. Four th. That's boring category. Hopefully they put that one up
"al pacino" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Is acting so what was the most valuable take way of because it does seem from everything I've ever read or heard that the actors studio was it remains a place that you're very fond of your. I think you're part of the leadership today. Oh Yeah I love it there. I mean it's it's a place for actors who don't have anything by that you go go there and like my grandmother could audition for the there is no there is no you know everybody could go and decide up and if if you have usually they call you back a few times and then lease at Lee Strasberg would see you. Can you imagine. It's free as totally free. I mean where. Where is that? Did I mean this is culturally Yeah so it's a beacon and I and I know I felt very high made friends friends. Is there got into plays. And then you know it's sitting there all of a sudden Marilyn Monroe sitting there I know you're you're seeing Rod Steiger in in the old days. Paul Newman. Paul Newman used to give classes. They moderate they called moderating they had three. I'm going to go on about the student I don't mean to. Let's usually somebody wants you know that's very boring when you go on about it but I think it it isn't real and I just want to explain that they had had three. They had the acting unit night they had the directors unit they call them units and they had the playwrights unit so so they on different days. The acting unit was always Tuesday mornings at eleven and Friday Mornings at eleven and what would happen sometimes directors who are at the at the at the place at the actors studio would see you in something a scene from and they would say I'm doing this play okay and so it was so integral and it was so active it was it was a wonderful place to be and sometimes they'd have special evenings with some of because it operates it's strictly on On on benefits and stuff it sits and then you'd have a special evening where people would come and just to see what we're doing the kind of work we're doing so I was there a lot made made associations friends there and there was a group and then Charlie Raleigh and I would and Martin Sheen who Martin Sheen and I worked backstage at the Living Theatre. Okay I I think that's notes but we should say that that that because the actors studio it's not like you go there and you don't have to earn a living elsewhere. You were doing a lot of other we hang. Well when you're young and you're alone you know eat a little bit. Well let's say Shit so you real thin right well but one of the other things so you were doing. I believe was working as a superintendent of an apartment building I heard about right. That happened recently. Did you hear about it. What are you talking? Guy Was was a book and he was the landlord of that building. Really sort of disturbed him in some way. Because I you you know I. I wasn't a very good superintendent. There's a story goes is. He said he said I wasn't very good in the in the book. I believe I believe I didn't read the book. I'm not aware of it. No I try what anyone says about me is none of my business is what my but he he he he met this this he said this thing about how I wasn't a very good super emit and that I did do this which I thought was it but I was doing it as a joke but I had for some reason in my poor condition whatever I had eight by ten glossy shot of me in kind of act oppose. I took it and put it on the door. My apartment apartment door only heaped it up there with with BANDAIDS and put under it super. It should around waiting for some you know. Knock out girl to knock on the door mom in well I guess instead of a knockout you did. You did get an OCTO. which was Israel Horovitz? Right this is the beginning this guy. That's living in the building. You're the superintendent there. He he writes a one act play. which was the Charlie's wife? Yeah Penny Alan was a great actress. who was in my looking for Richard if you've seen it I'm looking for Richard and she plays the Queen and that's a great actress? She's passed on and I remember. She was so happy that I had a place to stay. 'cause I was sleeping on flaws. I was sleeping theaters. I was being wherever I could get a hard floor. That can I needed a pillow on. She would wash the floors in the in the in the superintendent and the building and I never did what I was supposed to do really and the landlord you know had this thing and I you know. I don't know he'd like me for some reason I don't know why why he hired. I was inept. I didn't put anything together. I have this great guy. Young guides guides super. I don't know if he was a great guy but he was guy and he was older and he would come into some of the workforce so that was really nice of him and he had a family and the a lot of adventures there. Which I tell you I? There's no time for it but there was a lot adventures in that building is super. Believe me when I but I guess that he didn't know about in connecting the dots though. I think the key thing was is that you get from a resident. There writes this one act play. Yeah the is sort of period. We all have these periods in our life. Where you think you're not gonNA come out out of this ever right and I got lucky because I was working Penny Allen got this Guy Tulio zone director who's directing children's theatre and I would do a lot? The children in the village I did. That's how weekends we. I'd make money diva and also in the cafes. We had theater there all the time and we do sixteen gene shows a week and you pass and that's how eight and so I was in this children's theatre adventures of Hijab on the forget. It and I played a prince who was who is Turned into a prince who was a frog and he wanted to be a frog again because his girl was a frog. But it was funny and I would get a lot of these comedians from the Bush wash belt we would ad Lib and it so got to be a hit and we would do that and Tulio guzzled directed it and he had this play gave me the play and something something else I learned because you never know apart. That's right for you so I was. I read this play and I thought thought he wanted me for the other point. We're talking about any wants. Wants to Brown who young punks. The other one ends up being John Khazal. Yes who yes you. Even I think new already right. Well I love John Chris out because I used to work with him at standard oil. We were messages there and we all used to hang this little room three or four of us. Teenagers House teenager. Yeah and then they go around with. I don't know what we were doing. I never knew what I was doing. I just never did I did things. I don't know how they kept me. I was in shoe to Russia work but mainly Messenger. which is my favorite job? And if I wasn't working as an actor I'd probably be doing it today. Right and a lot of walking gain right but Jonah Salvos there with that and then when I went to province town because Indian wants the Bronx was going to be done. The province town little capita act act for it was gold and we went up there and did province town but it was a great thing this play but he wanted me for the other apart and this is the part that sort of exploded in my life you win and Obi and I think it was in the course of doing that. Show that that you caught the attention of Marty Brennaman. Yeah I was doing the show at a place across the street. Forget the theater of the across the street from the public. What if you know where the public theaters downtown? Yeah we were doing the play add. It was a hit and what happened is Faye dunaway. Came One night right who I didn't know at all. And she was very big star at that time with Bonnie and Clyde and everything and she saw it and unbeknownst to me she you obviously went uptown to her agent and to Marty Brennaman and said go down and see this kid so he came down to you. See me. That's how it happens. And he obviously became your champion. We should say produce Serpico Dog Day afternoon scarface of love and Carlito's way and we'll have more talk about about him but he was great. He's the reason I'm here now so as you know. It is reason I'm here. Well Kay Francis Coppola to uh-huh before there was the godfather there was panic and Neil Park that you have before you were again. Well in in this case you're a heroin junkie and a dealer and it's too again. The DOTS are. It's amazing how things all connect. Because the director Jerry Schatzberg I think was dating Faye Dunaway at the time right right there was something about that. Is that how I mean. I guess it was really Mardi that brought you to D- came. I wish she was dating. When I don't know brass ye saw me I I? I don't know if she was Jerry. Maybe she was with Jerry but yeah and so in this case again a junkie a dealer and at a time when. I think you've said your closest friends had died because of quite a few of my closest me more than two. Yeah Yeah South Bronx. We was rampant. They died they died at very young ages. They were shooting at fourteen. That's the way it was the way. Now I think and you sort of I mean 'cause 'cause obviously Coppola and people who came to shortly thereafter for the Godfather didn't come out of nowhere a lot. A lot of it came out of the panic in Needle Park. That you you've got a great response would happen is Francis saw me in my Broadway debut by the way to Broadway debut I had was. How does a tiger wear a necktie and does it tell you where neckties was playing in the Oh my God holy smokes my Broadway way debut. I forgot the name of the come on now. You know why I'm even saying this because the Irishman's playing they're no good was the name of the theater the Irishman's play laugh. Thank you this is why we ah but there it is. It's the Balasko and that's what I was playing fifty years ago. Does the title. And and there was Francis Audience. I didn't know he was this young guy you know. And apparently he called me sent me a script. You know a love story who I played a college professor who falls in love with the student and it was very surreal and it. Didn't I always wonderful beautiful. He's really really beautiful writer Francis. He did patent among other things. Gatsby and so I I liked the script and of course he took me I San Francisco where they everybody was the Spielberg Wollen. XOCHIMILCO see all of them together and I thought they would kind of tech the files you know I thought why you are these people coming from New York and the theatre and all which they came from believe it or not then now he got to know me for five days and he wanted me me to play this professor and of course the studio saw me and said what.
"al pacino" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Pacino the album so so much for the. It's great to have you thank you for doing this here. We always begin on this podcast with just a few basics. Where were you born and raised in? What did your parents do for a living? I was born in Manhattan actually and Hospital Misericordia Hospital and I was a forceps baby that means anything anyone hard to come out uh-huh but here I am and you're and I and my mother did odd jobs. I was My Dad it was in the army and then they were separated divorced when I was just a baby couple of things about my dad is a youngster as I got older. I SAMA couple of times but he was married five times. CLA beat a little bit but I I remember seeing him once he was divorced. My mother's story because I was about three or maybe two because because I called him Dada I remember that. I don't know if when you stop calling you father dod so I might have been three to was up in the balcony. The movie movie house called the Dover in the South Bronx because my mother and I had moved with my grandmother and grandfather in the South Bronx. Yeah I loved and We in the Movie House and my dad came in. May I recognized him so I must've known him a little bit because I shouted out data at my mother said Sh sh apparently she. That was a whole other thing. Well the fact that the fact that you were in a movie house at that Young Age forty leads into the next question. That's a good segue. That's very I heard this before we you know it's funny because I I I I did. My mother used to send me to not send me but she took me to the movies because she worked during the day and at night she brought me to the movies always as much as she she could and I I would go home the next today. I was an only child so I had The whole movie in My head home so it act out all the parts. Well I was reading. You did that with the movie. That won the Oscar. When you were five? The lost weekend a drunk hiding his booze. That was a something that would have been fun to see a kid doing I I yeah I read that you had some that. Were hard of hearing you entertain them. I read about a seagull production. That came through the Bronx. That was influential monsoon soon. The one that I wonder if you can talk about because this one to me seems maybe the key moment that obviously there was some interest in acting but this was the defining moment who was Blanche Lynch Rothstein Plant Trough. Steam was my eighth grade drama teacher and I was I I was in school and the plays she Visited my grandmother. We lived in a tenement in the Bronx and it was like five stories. Hi and Blanche Rothstein climb the five story soon and went in and had coffee in the kitchen. We only had three rooms uh-huh and she had coffee with my grandmother and I didn't couldn't figure it out. But she encouraged my grandmother her to encourage me to act that she saw in me a future. Enacting must have been about. I guess ten well let that was like eighth grade so maybe fifteen or something a little older but the little too old for that but the thing that she had been impressed by red did was you would do sort of Biblical recitation. Was She would give me the Bible to read an assembly and I would take it and you know. Ham ended up every time. Every chance I get I will hammer so I ended up for a while I did go to a high school of Performing Arts. Which I'm sure you've got? Yeah that was that we're result of blacks Rossier. Your parents said Yeah. I my your the mother you know how it is. They didn't get what I did. I don't know I was telling somebody the other day because I always tell my kids you know how are you. Are you feeling what's what what happened today. How I never I was never asked a question? Okay my entire life. I mean if they came up to me my mother my grandfather is someone came up feeling. I would really get something wrong. I did something I'm going to get. It is this was not not a thing but I did in performing arts. We used to do. We used to act and it was very interesting. School Fourteen fifteen. I wasn't really when I was fourteen. I was closer to twelve. You know cognitively so then I did a thing where I was pretending to be home. What do you do in your room at night? Eight well since we had three rooms seven of us in there. I didn't have my own Dum da so I pretended to have my own room. And I and I was reading my autograph book so I was really having a difficult time understanding this method stuff to Stanislavsky system you you know I thought what is this at the high school the performance I was it was little. You know little premature but they were and I don't want to wrap them at all. Because there's a good school now and I you know I was on forty sixth between a Broadway and sixth avenue and it was really a great place to be. That's where they did the film fame. Yes so I remember pretending that I do this at night. They never did. I go out with my friends on the street. They've calling up. Hey go we've got some grass. They say here so I I really. I'm reading this thing and I'm thinking what am I doing everything I'm doing understand I'm pretending making bigger than it should. Oh I'm listening to music you can. I'm doing all kinds of Hammy hammy stuff and I could see the the teachers just shaking your head going and some of the kids in the class laughing giggling little bit and I'm going to my ham stuff and I opened the book and I'm I'm reading it and I started reading it and all of a sudden I stopped and I started going back to teach you got up screaming. Stop Stop what funds teacher and the teacher turned to the classes last and said what was he going to do and they all said he was going to rip up the page and I was. Yeah that was it. I mean from that point on I couldn't act again was always looking in my life but I'm GonNa do this method. I'm still thinking so I so to me off about five ten years but she had that moment and she was very encouraging that called. My my mother has my mother come to the school. My mother was used to going to school because I was always in trouble. Now I was being appraised. Yeah Yeah so why then at sixteen. Let me list the few things that happened around. Then you drop out of school you go and work work a whole bunch of odd jobs right and if what I've heard is correct even were there times where you were on this. Yeah what was it was a great life. I loved it retrospect. You look back. It's always great. And so I I remember I. It was so enamored with the village was Greenwich Village in in New York at that period was the sixties and everything was happening at that time and of course we never went up to. I didn't even know what Broadway was. It was all about what was happening downtown And there was just this whole. How all these cafe theaters like Paris and the turn of the century and so it was full of life living theatre the poets everything really so I somehow got into those groups and then I met my dear beloved friend and Mentor Charlie Lawton not the one for mutiny on the bounty? He also was acting peaches Charles Lot. Yes but my guy was Charlie Lawton my a poet and A great acting teacher who actually educated me plot part of our groups his class Martin Sheen was in our class. This was at the Living Berghof student and he just sort of took particular interest in you. At a time I took a particular site he was he was great. He had a wife and kid and it was a little family. There and my mother had passed passed away and a young age within a year. Your mother and your grandfather to Barron figures in your life and so he sort of became that he sort of did. Yeah but but you know I think a lot of males maybe females too. ooh I don't know but the divorced family seek father imaging as they go on in life and I found that I I did I had charlie then I got to know Marty Bregman. Yep what coming to him. Yeah Yeah it's great and Charlie was Introduced me to all kinds of things. Awesome all the literature and because I was uneducated still I am but I read books. What's what's what's interesting to me? Is that the actors studio which was at forty fourth and tenth. This was a legendary place in your mind long before you even wound up there. You applied the first time I think in nineteen sixty three rejected four years later right you play again and that's when you start and just to set the Seen again you're they're starting at the same time I think is as Dustin Hoffman. Is that your La. Kazan is teaching there yet. Kazan unleashed Jasper. Harrow clue how the place it was coming out of the group theater and so now the method which is what was coming out of there is suddenly more interesting to you than it was at the high school arts. Actually not I I just I just found it to be. You know I always believed the venture if you work enough experienced enough you you find a way of doing it. Although I believe that in some of it it's what an actor relates. Are there any the actors in this. Good.
Screen Actors Guild Reveals Award Nominees
"Welcome to the frame Steven Cuevas filling in for John Horn our broadcast was preempted today for special coverage of the presidential impeachment proceedings. But we bring you this special podcast addition to talk about the screen actors Guild Award nominations which were announced today and what better person to call on John Horn. WHO's on assignment assignment in New York? Hey John Hey Steven how are you. Okay so let's start with the nominees for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role. What do we got so the nominees? He's were Christian. Bale from Ford versus Ferrari Leonardo di Caprio for once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver from marriage story Joaquin Phoenix from joker car. And then probably the surprise in the category is turned Edgerton. Who Played Elton John and rocket man? If you start looking at who isn't in I think. Probably the most was notable exclusion as Robert Deniro for his lead role in the Irishman. He is getting a lifetime. Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Award. So maybe that was part of the math but Jonathan Pryce was not nominated from two popes. Adam Sandler was not nominated from uncut gems and also left out of the competition was Antonio Banderas for pain and glory. Yeah it was a little surprised to see Bandera slept out you and I talked about that film and I think we agree that it was kind of career. Defining performance Let's move on to the lead actress. Category Who have their we have Cynthia Areso from? Harriet Scarlett Johansson from marriage story. The neon go from us. Charlie's therein Erin from bombshell and Renee Zellweger from Judy not a lot of surprises there. There were two women of color. The surprise I guess was that that search or Ronin was not nominated for little women some people thought Aquafina might have gotten in from the farewell. In fact little women did really badly today in the screen actors Guild L. Dominations and how about supporting role in the mail categories some pretty juicy performances. There are some really good pegues. Jamie Fox was nominated for Justice mercy. Tom Hanks Sup- Played Fred. Rogers and a Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. A couple of actors from the Irishman Al Pacino. And Joe Patchy and then Brad Pitt from once upon a time in Hollywood I said earlier. Jonathan Pryce was not nominated for playing Pope Francis in the two popes. Anthony Hopkins was not nominated for playing Pope Benedict in the two popes as well and this is also one of those weird categories in terms of. WHO's supporting and WHO's lead? It's one of those things where the studios can kind of say to the screen actors guild and the academy and other words as we think. This person is a lead this person's supporting I mean. They're two popes are mostly onscreen for the the same time. And you have Brad Pitt. Who is up for supporting actor? Leonardo DiCaprio for lead actor and once upon a time in Hollywood. I think he put a stop. Watch on it Leo. Joe Might have like twenty seconds or screen time. I don't know it feels like that's kind of tricky. Math and Tom Hanks's probably star of a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Even though he shares there's Screen time with another character again. The studios got to decide of the actors. Don't vote somebody in that category than they don't get nominated yes. Some people might be especially puzzled by the Tom. Hanks category for him winding up in the supporting actor. Can you explain that a little bit like why why that is well. I think if you look at that that film you can say that even though. It's a movie about Fred Rogers. It's really about the journalist whose life is transformed by meeting with Fred Rogers and something similar happened. In the supporting actress. Category according to Variety Kathy Bates is in this film by Clint Eastwood. Call Richard Jewel rule and she's been getting some awards attention in the supporting actress. Category but according to Variety Warner brothers mistakenly submitted fitted her as a lead actress for the screen actors Guild Awards and she didn't get nominated and she didn't get nominated for supporting actress because they had submitted committed error in probably the wrong category. Well who else do we have in the category of supporting actress. Another pretty strong category. Laura dern from marriage stories Scarlett Johansson another nomination for Joe Joe Rabbit this time and then to actors from bombshell Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie and finally Jennifer Lopez from Hustler's right. We have so we have Scarlett Johansson nominated for both lead and supporting actress rare A little bit but you know pretty. Good Year for Scarlett Johansson. I don't think you can fault any of those performances. I think they were both really strong. And you know she's playing opposite. Visit Adam driver. Who was nominated for marriage story? Joe Joe Rabbit as we're GONNA say in just a second got a little bit more attention as well so both nominations. I'd say we're served in both. Were in really good films. Let's finish up with the outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Is it true that this winter is often a predictor for the Academy Award Best Picture winner in historically. Yes that has been true but if you look at the last two best picture winner shape of water and green book they weren't even even nominated for the Sag Ensemble Award so yes. It is a good thing to be nominated for in terms of Academy Awards because it's important to note the actress. Branch ranch is the biggest branch in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. So what the actors do in the screen actors. Guild awards is often a good harbinger of what the Oscar Asker voters might do. So the nominees for on Samba were bombshell. Which I think is a little bit of a surprise? Good news for that film. The Irishman Joe Joe Rabbit once upon a time time in Hollywood and the real surprise in this category was parasite which is a Korean film. It's only the second foreign language film in Sag History. The other one one was life is beautiful to get a nomination for the ensemble award. I think it's really important for parasite. I think it's interesting. THAT MARRIAGE BRIDGE STORY WASN'T NOMINATED FOR ENSEMBLE. Neither was little women and so all the power seemed to be going to parasite right now and I would have to say say once upon a time in Hollywood and the Irishman well there you have it this year's screen actors Guild Award nominations in the film category. John you may resume get your New York theatre going. Thank you Steve. And I'll go do it right now
'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' get a boost in SAG nominations
"This site is only the second foreign language film to be nominated for the top SAG award at the cast award aside from life is beautiful in nineteen ninety seven the Irishman scored a nomination in that category as well as individual nominations for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci once upon a time in Hollywood got accounts performance nomination plus once for Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt the other cast nominees are for Joe Joe rabbit and bomb shell Scarlett Johannson got to individual nominations among the TV nominees are the crown game of thrones the handmaid's tale berry and flea bag the SAG awards are January nineteenth in Los Angeles I Margie's our letter
Critics’ Choice: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Lead Movie Nominations
"Two hours talk to Kevin car this morning good morning Kevin Kevin Kerr our entertainment guy who has the the nominations out today from the critics choice association the CC a it's the twenty fifth time you guys have done this and I guess that you have you must have voted for some of these nominations right good morning Michael yeah I'm actually pretty happy with how the nominations have come out we've got them ready for the critics choice awards which happens on Sunday January twelfth at seven PM on the C. W. and this is it's it's what's leading the list is the Irishman with fourteen nominations which is of course marks were Stacey's latest almost Robert deniro Al Pacino Joe Pesci all getting nominations for acting others also once upon a time in Hollywood Quinn turned taking those look back at that what could happen in the sixties start with twelve nominations along with little women getting nine nominations nineteen seventeen which is Sam Mendes's the upcoming World War one epic I am a marriage story with eight Jo Jo rabbit the joker in Paris like each get seven so it's been spread around for the nominations it looks like there's a lot of great movies on Netflix yes speaking of spreading things around you got a couple of actors you're getting nominations both for movie and for television work which I think is interesting well yeah you got Laura Dern whose whose you guys having a bit of a resurgence in her career she's got both for big little lies a marriage story the critics choice nominations include both television and movies and another big win is is for streaming not only is that happening with of course big nominations for Netflix of Amazon it on the chart television side but the Irishman is is that a huge win for Netflix getting that many nominations I think there are almost thirty this twenty nine nominations for Netflix alone with you in the film categories did speaking of the Irishman so we mentioned Dinero Ficino Joe Pesci from that for Best Actor Pacino at and I guess Joe Pesci best Supporting Actor in it's a very different performers from him it's not the over the top crazy guy very restrained in and is that what it took to get him out of retirement well I think working with Martin Scorsese again was a big deal working with Robert De Niro yeah but it did give them the opportunity because they do a de aging process digitally so this movie is also getting visual effects awards but that gives a batch you chance to play a very different character which is I think what got him such traction this time around I think the biggest problem he's got is he a member of the channel might split the vote for fans of the Irish men and might end up going to somebody else yeah well merit story you know coming in with a lot of nominations and including I guess a screen plays as well so I I I I know I've heard that this is a real predictor for the Oscars how is that does that real yeah I mean it's nothing thirty six actually we got the golden globe nominations showing up later today which are also seen as somewhat of a projector the reason this one China other critics choice awards a lines a little bit more is because they don't split out drama versus comments on are you voted for the nominations do you also vote for the final
Martin Scorsese Discusses 'The Irishman'
"Big happening right now is Martin. Scorsese's the Irishman which to me is the best movie that you can see out out there this year and so it's my pleasure to sit here and talk with the man himself. Mr Martin Scorsese. We've taken a field trip. We've come to your screening room tasers. I've seen so many films. Yes and it's always a treat. It's here where you show all the marvel films. Yes yes. I'm getting a bigger screen. It's it's going to exactly exact- pitching the sound system. That God will you get a lot of flack from that. He's do you care the s in the sense that I know those pictures. Some of the people making them To beautiful work and I really mean that I know what goes into that stuff The amount of work the amount of artistry that goes into a lot of it. I just find that ultimately for me. There was concern when I did Irishman for Netflix as possibly Altering or affecting in a negative way to theatrical experience. There is because Netflix only gives you a couple of weeks in about three weeks on this one. The problem here was that I pointed out that that I've made a number of pictures that only last week and a half in the theater. Anyway King of comedy was considered the flop of the year and entertainment it now button. Oh Okay so you said that and also having pointed at that No studio in Hollywood would make the picture. A netflix stepped up and it was a trade off or tradeoff. Have two three four weeks in a theater. Stays in a theater meantime and streamed so this is the way this picture had to be made eight when when issues he does really say. I'm not GONNA do this. Yes they give a reason for it. Yeah in a couple of reasons. There's period of nine years. One of the reasons was who's you know the the gotTa say that it's delicate issue but you know the box offices the names. Oh no well of course you had nobody in it. Well that's Al Pacino. They're saying at this time it really wants to see this kind of thing Having said that having said that there was also the issue that Heft Mo- almost half the picture they younger and they couldn't play younger and then we had the CGI come in And that's costly. That's cost and it was an experiment. You know it was an experiment so afraid of that no I know but but people have to give you money they they they have a right to question Mardi millions of dollars sure. Are you sure. Yeah absolutely but the thing about it too. Is that if that made me then think about what is theatrical experience when I was accused of of endangering at the ethical experience by by making this film at Net flicks And then I looked at the theaters and most of the theaters are playing superhero films. I said so. What's left? Do we have any theaters left for a movie. You know I mean the other movies that fine. It's it's it's not my thing and I I I. I tried over the years to watch some of the stuff and I lost interest a great deal of interest but in any event So at it's time for us to think about what constitutes cinema. Well now the idea that we talked about this over the years the idea of people watching the movie that you've you've made me the Irish epic and size. It just is so to watch it on my phone on my smartphone. That seem very small that I thought I certainly I could make I made a film. I made the past twenty some odd years. I made films both for television and for in terms of the screen size and the theater never for a phone. I don't know how to do it. I wish I could well. You don't have anything they take it and reduce use it so no I don't get it to light and I mean I know but films will be made for phones saying so even if they're not because that's where they can eventually wind up. Well I would suggest if you WANNA see one of my pictures on most films please. Mardi Mardi will phone an IPAD big IPAD. Maybe you know. But the essential thing and it goes to the Irishman to me completely lately. The last time that we talked about this kind of thing was the departed and win the Oscar. It lasts fortnum. Did so on predicting another but you know so what you know if you lose. Iou Twenty five cents so you have to pay up. I know people you know. Go People Deniro you but I still think people unless they have a gigantic screen. Their thing they have then the decision and making to decide to go to the bathroom or tickets his three and a half hours long. Yes so they can say well. I mean yeah I understand that too. I one of the things about a film three and a half hours in what this Netflix venue afforded us was. I wasn't sure about how should I put it. four theaters for home viewing wing Looking at it in sections looking at it for the end looking at the end I and going back to the beginning. It's kind of a picture. I think I find that when and I was running it here in this room I saw you know I have to see the whole thing again to figure out and after the first five minutes I was enjoying watching it now. I'm not saying because all I made it just it was an interesting Interesting a narrative structure and it got me involved each time. And so I I in a funny way I think I made it To cover all the bases in terms of how you can watch this picture. Ideally like you to go to a theater look at it on a big screen from beginning to end and and I know it's long because you gotta get up. You have to go to the bathroom and that sort of thing I get it but Also at home I think if you can make a night of it or after noon thereof you know and know that you're not going to answer the phone or you're not going to get up to much might work that's very often and you lose to me. You lose what you see by seeing a movie on a screen and you're in there and there are people with you like Sunset Boulevard. All those wonderful people out there in the dark are actually watching. That's right you right heart of the experience of Dino I wanna go we and changed that I know and it's going that's what's happening. That's what's happening so I took this chance to make a picture knowing that in my other films do like Ugo should be seen in three D Rarely is shown in three not particularly seeing it on TV now. So I know that it's going to have a subsidiary life in a sense or an ancillary life here. I said let's embrace that right away and let's see what happens. There are many ways to look at this film. I think
Actor Robert De Niro: Trump must be 'held accountable' with impeachment inquiry
"Do. Now Is Academy Award winning actor Director and producer. Robert Deniro. I am trying not to speak out. It is so exciting to see you. Thank thank you for being here. I want to talk about the movie in a moment but I have to first start off by asking you because of all of the events that are happening. There's going to be live televised hearings for impeachment next week. You've been very tough on Donald Trump. What do you think? What do you think that impeachment could actually accomplish? Do you think that the American people at this point having lived through three years almost at this guy are actually soup. Still surprise. -able well I just think that he if we don't go through impeachment inquiry. We're letting him get away with something he can't get away he's just you just got to move forward and take chances tactically or strategically. Might it feels you know what happens. It'll give him more ammunition later but he has done something wrong he has to pay. Hey for that. He has to be put on notice pay for it. Even if the Republicans will not finally go through with impeaching him everybody else has gone on through the symbolic motions of he has to be held accountable period. And you want to talk about the two films that you're in and just sort of make a kind of a connection here you you know. Obviously you play the guy who the moment with the man who's becoming the joker the kind of pivotal moment where he fully embraces that sort of negative identity entity is with your character but he also is Egged on by other people to do the chaotic things that he's doing where people who are angry and feel disaffected and so they pushed him to keep doing more bad things. And then your new movie. In the Irishman this idea of donald trump sort of having a gangsterism around him of of behaving like a gangster or maybe behaving at the behest of gangsters like the leader of Russia. Those things do seem to tie to him right because it is. It's is curious to me why people follow him. I'm I am completely. I have no idea why they follow him. Because he's not even a good gangster he's he can't even keep his word about anything he's I think in the real gangster world he wouldn't last long he lashed long in his own little real real estate world where he's the boss because he's the boss and he heard it all that money and he's he's a fool but in the real world he who wouldn't last long that's my feeling. Yeah it's interesting because people seem to be afraid of him but it isn't clear to me why when you ask. Why are people afraid? They're like because he'll tweet at me. Yeah he what bothers me more. What concerns me more is that someone will come along this a lot? Worse Don trump. He's just a to He's done but when you get somebody who comes along who smart. Who knows how to work it and is more material and can be sympathetic? When they need to be sympathetic he has none of that? He has not one speck of sympathy empathy for anything or anybody. So he's just stupid to she doesn't know and in a way we're lucky in a certain way we're lucky because because we can see it so clearly but as I say I'm worried generation two-three from now this is going to happen again and he will be a bit of a teacher feature of what he did wrong. This other person will feel that they can do it this way. That's what really bothers me more. I want to ask you the question. I asked everyone that I interviewed for the first book that I just did and I asked everyone. What do you think the country looks like after trump? We have a lot of making up to do reparations to to do with countries because if we don't have a president who really can show that we're we're growing up and repairing sincerely the damage. That has been done personally. I think someone like Buddha judge would be a capable of doing that young but he's got all the qualifications even even Bloomberg I think he's a grownup he's run this city for three three terms. He's grown up and he knows so he's an executive he's he hasn't done everything perfectly but he's very very good. He'll get us out of this mess because we are in one because we owe it to the rest of the world to do the right thing and we're not going to do unless we can show them that we've we've got leadership not only in the next four years after twenty twenty but after four years after that and after that yeah as a fellow New Yorker I reached out to you for your support Mayor Bloomberg. No he has a little bit. We sort of touched on an he hasn't asked asked me for. We just talk because I wanted him at one point two two run I thought he should. I was disappointed that he finally didn't but I think he sees right now that he ask the jump in because he has to jump in. Are you concerned that the idea yet. Another billionaire coming in. And saying you'll say I mean that was trump's theme trump's not a billionaire he's a fake president he calls everything else fake because he knows he's fake it projects is a classic. I don't know what you call it. Everything that he says is that negative about other things. Other people is what he's saying about himself so he he's he's a loser he he is a genuine loser hand and get somebody who's real like Bloomberg who's worth I think over fifty billion or maybe a lot more and this guy he says he's worth three something billion billion. We don't even know if he's just a total huckster hustler. Yeah and he and I think one of the things that angers him probably the most people like you people from Hollywood which he craves to be a part of your world he craves to be a part of the world of the of the females of the of the people that are actors or athletes if he wants to be a part of your world and the rejection Shen from people like you I think is one of the thing that bugs in the most. How could you not want? I mean when I was in New York before before he was doing all we want to have anything to do with him. I mean I heard he's around. He wants to take a picture do nothing to do with him. He's a fool. Everybody knew that but I mean now he he'd call up the tabloids leads and say he's the agent he called Forbes magazine. That's crazy yeah and not bought it. Yeah absolutely last night before I go to the movie. What do you make Guiliani at at the I mean I you lost his mind I think he's he's what a shame because he had something going and he just prostituted himself to work with trump? Guys of how could he do that. I I have no understanding of. How could he was a guy who used to prosecute people the Rico Act this show on and now? He's part of a criminal family is. He's the Tom Hagen. It's an amazing turn for him. Let me talk about this movie. So the Irishman was just reading a little bit about it. One of the things that I think is fascinating and I did not realize you don't process it in your mind because you've been in so many incredible movies will be so many award winning winning winning films and you've been so hard for them you Deniro de Niro Pacino. Scorsese yourself Al Pacino and Scorsese had not work together in this way before. No we when we started doing this project Monday night talked about Al playing Hoffa and it was built. It'd be a great idea. So that's how that came about and Joe Patchy and so on is the Buffalo Lena character even Joe Patchy coming back because he hasn't been in a lot of films lately lately. That's pretty exciting. It was well it was the ideal situation that I felt. We felt if we could get it. Me Joe Al Mardi Directing and people people have been obsessing over this is on aging or aging. That people are talking about where they took you back in time. I guess you'd call aging Mardi sort of I think he made up the phrase youth of available considerable public. That's pretty cool and tell us a little bit about this story. Well it's about A. I mean what what happened. Just a little backstory. We had been working on another project for many years. He wanted to get something going. Finally we came up with something about an aging retired Hitman from the west coast so Mari was showing me Old Films Jan film in Black and white as looking for the style all that he wanted to do it in and I said well. I've got to read this book that I spoke with Eric Roth a few years about one I came out called. I heard Japan houses. And it's about a hitman and so on and maybe it'll be good for research and when I read it. I said Marty we got together. I said you gotta read this because I think this is probably more like what we would want to I do. Yeah I mean the idea that you know this the lives of these characters even touch on the Kennedy assassination and providing the guns that were used to kill Kennedy. I mean this is sort of expands beyond on just the sort of unique story that you're telling yeah had a lot of is have these characters like Hoffa even Joe Gallo and the Kennedy certain size historical size to it but a very not a small but a personal story about a guy who's loyal to both people. Oh who very powerful and the dilemma. That is in actually but to me said in a very real way I can just stop by the way. He wrote the book that the dialogue at all all the scenes and everything been some people said well. You know that's not really true. That's not how it happened. But as Mardi says it's it's a story that we tell title in our way and it's not it might not be accurate though. I personally think that there's a good chance it would be accurate and if we find out later that it was somebody else happened another way. That's great do another film that back possibly but it's okay. I'd like to find out what really happened. This isn't the way it did happen. Well I can wait to see it. It's at the Balasko here. In New York. The BALASKO was a theater theater. So this is a first for the Balasko gets over one hundred years old and it. It plays eight times a week. The way of play would play. It's called show. It's not anymore but it's another movie theaters around the city around the country. Then it'll be on a Netflix. Want Robert Deniro. It's so cool talking to you. Thank you so much for being here in the new film. The Irish is playing in select theaters as we just mentioned right. Now we'll be on Netflix. In on November twenty seven th and also go see joker it's so good as well
De Niro: 'The Irishman' to be last epic reunion with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
"Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci re team with director Martin Scorsese the crime drama the Irishman based on real life mob hit man Frank Sheeran the film follows his life from serving in World War two through his criminal career and as possible involvement in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa cannot back with Harvey Keitel and al Pacino's also
Netflix and Theater Owners Go To The Mattresses Over Scorsese's Irishman
"Welcome to the frame and Stephen cliff us filling in for John horn Martin Scorsese's highly awaited mob boss drama the Irishman hits theaters today well you know what is the situation going on now for big business and the government they're trying to pull us down you might be demonstrating the failure to show appreciation seems the the Netflix film stars Robert deniro Al Pacino and Joe Pesci but seeing the three and a half hour long at beginning theater will take some effort Scorsese had hoped for a wide release but after negotiations stalled between Netflix and movie theater owners the film will only be seen in eight theaters in New York and Los Angeles before heading to the streaming service on November twenty seventh Nicole Sperling is media reporter for The New York Times covering Hollywood and streaming and she has the backstory on how things fell apart hi Nicole hi how are you Steve good good Nicole good you first please explain what theater owners were hoping for in terms of the Irishman's release I mean I think with what theater owners were hoping for was that Netflix was going to get in line and follow the rules that the traditional studios have with the theater chains and you know that is asking a lot for a company that doesn't necessarily believe in a theatrical window that is a subscriber first company that wants to make their subscribers happy by bringing them their content as soon as possible so what they wanted them to do was agreed to a seventy two day release which means that not necessarily the movie would play in theaters for seventy two days but that there would be an exclusivity period for that long before they would put it on their streaming service and that's really asking a lot for a company like Netflix I mean what ideally what Netflix like to see I mean no theatrical release at all no I mean I think Netflix is coming around to the idea of some limited theatrical release some of their consumers want to go see their movies on the big screen in a Martin scorcese gangster movie seems to fall into that category but they don't spend a lot on marketing so what happens in the traditional studio model is you have to put your movie into theaters you have to spend you know thirty five million dollars at least on a wide release to get people attention so they will know it's in theaters to go see it and then if you have to wait these seventy two to ninety days that are required by the theater chains when it does hit the next window whether that's a streaming platform or pay TV or whatever it is often times studios have to pay again to market the movie so it's really a lot of money but it also there is a requirement for Oscars is you have to have a movie in a theater for a week to be eligible that is part of the rules well after the Irishman start streaming on Netflix on November twenty seventh will there be the option for theater chains to give it a more wider release and and show it in theaters then for for those of us who may want to have that cinematic experience Netflix will keep it in theaters once it opens on their service as long as the chains want to keep it in it's just a limited number of theater chains that will play the movie the big giants AMC regal Cinemark those are the guys who are refusing to play by Netflix's rules which are much more truncated release windows and they're accustomed to Nicole Sperling is media reporter for The New York Times covering Hollywood and streaming with Irishman showing now at the Belasco in New York and the Egyptian here in Los Angeles before expanding to a handful of others what can you tell us about why those specific theaters were selected as far as the Belasco that's a Broadway theater that shows Broadway plays this is actually one of the first times that a movie is going to be debuting in that theater and it's kind of terrific in a sense that like it's a big palace in there it has a thousand seats in it it makes you feel like you're in this you know old timey kind of environment there's not a lot of single screens left in New York City so they're kind of recreating the old time Hollywood feel on that screen as for the Egyptian in Los Angeles that theater is currently owned by American Cinematheque it's a his work location but Netflix is actually in the process of trying to buy that theater it's an independent movie house they want to own it so that on week nights they can put their movies in and have a vents and do whatever they want and then on the weekends American Cinematheque would still program their films as they see fit and they're kind of retrospectives and the repertory theatre that they are well fear owners were trying to make the case to Netflix that you know if you truncate the theatrical release you're gonna lose out how much money are are are we talking about potentially well they use the departed as their example which was Scorsese's two thousand six movie and that made three hundred million dollars worldwide now the studio doesn't get all three hundred million dollars they split that evenly with the theaters and then when you add in marketing costs it goes lower than that as well but there's still a you know a significant profit that could be made it's a could be because it's also a three and a half hour movie so how many people are going to be rushing to the theater to see it I mean the film has received rapturous reviews critics are loving it so that interest to see I think is high but there's also the risk factor that's involved too and I think Netflix has been less interested in getting involved in that business because it is so risky and it's much safer to put it on your service and then a month from now tell everybody how many people and watched it right there were similar release negotiations last year over the theatrical run of another major Netflix project and that's all fine so quite owns Roma can you remind us how that agreement check out and how it may or may not have influenced how this deal over the Irishman was hammered out it was the same kind of situation where the big chains refused to play at the smaller ones the landmarks the Alamo they played the movie and for some of those theater chains the movie did really well for them and it stayed in theaters for a long time well as streaming giants become more powerful in the big budget feature film industry will movie theaters become secondary venues you know for special films well it depends on who you're talking to I mean at this moment in time Disney who is you know launching their service in two weeks is a huge proponent of the theatrical window probably most of the movies that you went and saw most of Americans when Sonya last year were Disney movies whether they came from Pixar or Lucasfilm or Marvel those are the movies that make a ton of money at the box office and they stay in theaters for a very long time so Disney is a big fan of the of the theatrical window now how that changes we'll see there also putting a lot of money behind their Disney plus service so that needs to work out really well for them as well and who knows if product will be shifting to the service and hopes to you know bolster their subscriber numbers a lot of the streamers are backed by a traditional studios so they're gonna have to figure that out as it may go forward Nicole Sperling is media reporter for The New York Times covering Hollywood hand streaming the call thanks is a is a pleasure thank you for your time I appreciate
"al pacino" Discussed on AP News
"Reuniting with Al Pacino Joe Pesci and director Martin Scorsese deniro leads our weekend birthday roundup co starring in Scorsese's next movie the Irishman whatever you need me to do I'm available it premieres of the New York Film Festival next month de Niro seventy five on Saturday actress taught you so far Megan's been in her share of horror movies and the series American horror story she tells Entertainment Tonight that the ghosts and demons are the ones that make her most uncomfortable but I kind of person that saying why open the doors one let it in because then I'll get an answer and I don't want a definite answer she's twenty five on Saturday and Andy Samberg of Brooklyn nine nine tabby the show was saved by NBC after being cut from fox last year it's also been renewed for a seventh season I was very happy we got to keep going I felt like there is a lot left to tell even in their lives seeing their relationship grow sambar talking with access Hollywood he's forty one on Sunday and that's our birthday round up for this weekend August seventeenth and eighteenth I'm Bob Kessler spaceport America will one day launch people into the stars from a remote spot in New Mexico a once empty hanger is been transformed into a custom tailored headquarters where virgin galactic will run its commercial flight operations the interior spaces unveiled this week aim to connect paying customers with every aspect of the operation that means abuse of the hangar and the space vehicles as well as the banks of monitors inside mission control the company hype that as an unparalleled experience as customers prepare for what it also describes as the journey of a lifetime it's still going to be a while however before commercial flights take off for space as a small number of test flights are still needed an airport security workers been fired for handing a passenger a hand written note that said you ugly the June incident in in your came to light this week after passenger Neil Strassen or obtain to security video through a public records request and posted it to YouTube the video shows the worker handing stress or the know after he passes through a metal detector Strasser says he didn't think much of it and continued toward his gate that's when he says the woman yelled out you can open the no stress says that when he did the woman burst out laughing he later complained to our supervisors the transportation security administration says the woman worked for a contractor the agency says it has zero tolerance for this type of behavior customs check in delays I'm to acquire with an A. P. news been at thousands of passengers arriving into the U. S. at airports across the country ran into long lines at customs Michael Littler it is a spokesman for metro Washington airports he says customs and border protection notify the airport we learned that the computer system that customs and border protection uses to international travelers into the country had an issue agents were screening passengers manually leading to the back ups the computers are back on at Washington Dulles and other east coast airports New York city's medical examiner says billionaire Jeffrey opting committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell and the federal lockup last Saturday after the new it earlier been taken.
"al pacino" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"And just being around all those people i remember telly savalas visiting the set really not even in the in the movie pado my true romance experiences was that one day when he came to the set i don't know what he was doing there but i never heard him he should ask somebody 'cause he definitely came came through with a little like entourage that's and we were like yeah we filmed inside the bass it was the bassett or hotel and live robert kennedy then everybody was going down to the basement where you know the spot was martha i think i remember we tour together i remember seeing it again that kitchen yes yes that was that was bucked out all right listen kev let me let me let you go you know this is an impromptu i am rappaport stereo podcast because when i realized it was al al pacino al al's birthday i said i got you're the first person i've thought about i knew it was coming up and i didn't i thought he was i didn't know these like seven seven seven seven six yeah man thanks paul horsman you know we didn't talk about is tony minero in saturday night fever staring at himself in the mirror in his black pechiney underwear noticing his characters circle poster in the background and then pointing his grandmother quoting not serpico but dog day afternoon and saying atika at a at a because john travolta's character and saturday night fever being a brooklyn boy.
"al pacino" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"Not everybody's favourite al pacino movie i went to see it because it was directed by hugh hudson english director was the first person to hire me and they go both gonna be there in person and it was a nine o'clock screening and they had the qna the in person part of the event before the movie i thought i might have a chance to to to say hello to approach him after the movie but you know he wasn't going to be there at that one o'clock in the morning should've known that but he came in he sat down with hugh huts and and you know it was like the moderator was kept looking at his wristwatch and saying you know it's what about nine fifteen now i really don't think we're gonna have triumph for any question someone raises their hand and al pacino goes yes and he just totally went over the moderators head with that you know he he he opened up the the room like he wasn't gonna let anyone go away disappointed you know he just started taking questions and making jokes he's just like in a he has a humility about him and something a quality about him a very new york quality like a an approachable quality right you know like a guy on the street that's what's always come across me with alpha chino i i a when i was going to the stress get a lot of actions there who took classes with charlie lot charlie law was famously al's best friend and mentor and he taught a class at strasbourg i took a makeup class with trolley one summer you know everybody in the or you know like a there was a group of actors in that classroom doing a play and.
"al pacino" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"Face mob from houston the ghetto boys was he named his hip hop persona after the character that al pacino plays in the movie scarface tony montana everybody who's anybody has mentioned out pacino character remember jay z's okay we reload and it wasn't him but it was the other it was it was the duty do all the skits on the jay z records jay z's quoted him said his name i remember that one song bringing on he said his name i mean the game mentioned his name a few times it's just off the top of my head ray kwan the chef he says al pacino's name all mile capone out pacino and words of the game has that one song breakfast without pacino nozzles mention his name helter skelter out to show him price in the flurry flare leflore they mentioned opportunity i think i'll pacino if any rapper whose had a body of work i guarantee you they've mentioned out pacino and of course the culmination is great scarface face mob from the ghetto boys and of course the the solo icon which i need to get him on the podcasts we've been talking about it he lives down in houston so it's hard to get it i can't do scarface on the phone i need to do scarface in person and we we've talked about it a few times so i need to get him on so anyway we're gonna talk about al pacino later on in the poor stereo podcast a with my man kevin corrigan and trust me if you're a fan of films you don't wanna miss.
"al pacino" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"All right michael rapaport has told you a cave jacomb out of podcast ak the jeff ruling podcasting today you could call me mike pacino the great al pacino what an influence what a what an incredible influence turned seventy eight today i woke up to morning and so it on social media that out pacino turned seventy eight and i said no no whatever whatever plans we had for today's primetime podcast where changing it we have to articulate and celebrate this man while he's here while he's alive this guy means so much any any actor for some talk about the actors because the fans have a whole of the point of view on it any actor will fawn will stutter we'll stammer we'll get flustered will blush their heart will will will skip a beat literally actor or actress talking about al pacino he means that much i mean there's a bunch of great ones but al pacino whether you acquaint him to to michael jordan to babe ruth to van gogh to the beatles to run dmc two to whatever you want to acquaint it out pacino is that he's a game changing actor he and obviously marlon brando dustin hoffman robert divall and a handful of other actors they changed the game they changed the game they brought that method acting into the fold that reality that you could you could touch it went from the guys before them to humphrey bogart the henry funders and.
"al pacino" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"This is the i am rappaport stereo podcast in prime time time podcasting from the im report stereo pockets money ms michael rapaport you call me michael pacino because today is al pacino the great the icon al pacino turned seventy eight today and we are going to celebrate him we are going to discuss him smashmouth podcasting in primetime i'm going solo on that ask we're gonna talk about al pacino hip hop out pacino as an actor nba playoffs are underway and the nfl draft is thursday okay and i'm gonna give you my senior fantasy football analyst picks all that more on a brand new iron rappaport stereo podcast oh and i forgot my main man fifty grand you've seen him in so many goddamn movies my man kevin corrigan you'll recognize his voice recognize the face he was in goodfellas he was in the department he was in pineapple express he was with me and true romance he's been in he might have been up to one hundred films one of the best actors one of the most unique actors doing it television shows films he was on the show the get down my main man kevin corrigan is going to break down the great out pacino with me we're gonna talk about al we're going to tell some truman stories all that and more primetime and coming up next miles jordan let me get some funk i'm gonna do the damn thing and i'm gonna pass it off remain kevin corrigan from the boogie down bronx let's go.
"al pacino" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"That's right i've always wanted to your impressions of working with sean penn and carlito's way you know i love show on sean great act one of the greatest actors and he's up it would be the top fight film actress but i love she won in that in that thing it's so people like that it's so easy to work with because they're there with you i understand what you're going through their sensitive people you know and wonderful john again he sort of vanishes into that carry different look to that that's part of it but that's we is he's a great character yes yes and also clean garriga moss those guys together you know i mean they saw when you're on the you're in the in the room with them on the set but them there's this there's never a problem and it's sorta come rodway bills just two people that have been there and done it and have a certain sensibility insensitively to to each other and stuff so yeah it makes working that that that that was jamie fully did a good job on that yes he did i think he's an underrated director that's not easy that's theater piece yeah he managed to take that thing and turn it he didn't reach out no it's electrifying it's electrifying film and as you say it could it does re i mean you know it's a play you know speeches the navy's often don't but you don't care because it's so galvanizing.
"al pacino" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Who's very experienced e e seen a lot of things i turn to one point looking this i said m i dreamy am i dreaming is see this is this happening he said in treatment now you're not dreaming and that's how much it affected me as i have to make the movie so she was she was at its issues always there you know she was doing things she's out of out of juilliard right so she's classic latches too so it's the combination of all she is she was it was shocking we let's talk about the overnight successes who are not in any way overnight six the twenty year overnight sixes gosh she's incredible new she really is she has and she has to go up against you not just you al pacino the actor but that character you're playing herod i'm that's you know that's that's that's a big forceful yes tower of strength and she has to match it if not try to sort of leap for over you at sometimes or it's she does you know when you leave the theater the two things that i was hoping for is that you say that guy oscar wild what does he done i want go get some of his stuff and is who is that girl yeah and i got both you did you really i mean that's the i i laughed because it's there's this term now click whole you go down the click hole which is to say you watch a video on youtube and you see a clip of your documentary and you go oh my god what is this and then that leads you to look at this person look at that and that's how we end up at four o'clock in the morning and you're somehow seventeen kapadia pages deep on which ps was me last night i was i was reading all about oscar wilde's tomb in in france and about the women kissing it that it's covered in lipstick because women would kiss so yeah so so you had the desired effect.
"al pacino" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"New hope cinema girl craig i wanted to ask him before legal when you do these voices in who studied the voices and you try to crack the nut who who is an impression that is very hard to do i think why can't new girls voices it's hard for me to do girls voices but for me it's the weird the voice the eagerness for me to do it and like al pacino and i don't think of the voice by the way i think of the person um and uh this is gonna be a visual not to have you got malaysia not your real this would make more sense by like adam sandler is he's very silly you know any he's always looking around when his day you know and al pacino were just work right through your yeah like he's looking through you sir all a bit older etc as you kind of the fall settle like more a higher male voices and i i can get it and fear of the people here in america that while we send me hey can you do this voice can do this voice and honest to god even if it's a highpitched voice i i always lie and go oh my god yes owen wilson i let my friend jason let's like our thing we do doing all when wilson's on the phone there well let me ask you this wendy eunato owen wilson by and they'll say can you just send as an mp three by next friday and a absolutely and then i'll watch owen wilson movies all day until i get some thing of on wilson gone while those great hey you know what i love heroin or whatever and i'll send an and.