18 Burst results for "Seymour Hoffman"
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"The tributes actors across the world tweets out the same sentiments hollywood's old school robert deniro george clooney and young pretenders like jennifer lawrence and kendrick and are employed. This is steve. Coogan writes the actors and the movie stars and sometimes they're both but he was an actor. I and the movie star second united in grief. They look at the void left behind inside his new york city at his home after what they believe was a heroin overdose than seventy bags of heroin in his apartment. So second new york. The man and governor release statements hits their lights along broadway. Candles lit outside manhattan restaurants in front of the apartment block flowers freeze in the snow. The most touching one vo that comes from upstate outside the city closer to the source in his acceptance speech back in two thousand six philip about one person more than everyone else is mom the woman who set him on his path and gave him the courage to change it. My mom is here tonight. She took me to my first play. Her passions became my passions. And you know be proud mum..
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"And then too bad. But the limits get loosened phillips between one project and another. The day stretched out in front of him. Mt and inviting days to waste away. Turn into days spent wasted alcohol's gentle womb doesn't quite cut it and neither does the folk of prescription pills heroines. Embrace welcomes him back. Philip stone co sobriety was only a few months ago but slowly heroin pills him out of family life so we have sunday tuxes but his demons. Don't go away. They hide just beneath the surface pulling him back down into the docket steps. He knows the risks. The heroine's changed but he's changed. The drug comes cuts with tepe. Powerful painkillers now. His body is flabbier. he's heart. We are them when he used but that doesn't matter logic con stand in the way of his next kick. He's still filming. He's playing the director of a deadly dystopian game. Show the hunger games. He rains down death and plays with. Contestants lives just like his own word is getting out. One time he calls a reporter from atlanta where the final hunger games is being shocked but he slurring sentences fizzle into nothing names places and people a lost in the haze but the end. The.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"And what was still talking about them. so long. After its like nothing you've ever heard before the feeding feigning just search for death of a rockstar on your podcast app and subscribe now skits. His are done in rough jarkko. They show mounds of twisted metal and concrete. Dust rising people praying. They hang on the white schools of a small quiet gallery another angle on an unforgettable scene. Two planes two towers and infinite sadness those pictures mocking absence. The loss of thousands of lives a hole in the manhattan skyline a sudden emptiness off the optimism of a new millennium box for philip. Tonight that the start of something as well. It's just a couple of months after the attack. He's with mimi a costume designer. They've worked together for years. The part of the same theater company. He directs actors. She dresses them. They talked late into the night about small details and big ideas. But this is different. This is personal. They eat at the little italian restaurant they strove through the till evening to a soundtrack of traffic and now they're inside in the quiet looking at art looking at each other and in a broken city something is growing between them. He's an ascending star. An actor with a growing reputation. He's cool people's attention. Philip is a man who draws out hidden dimensions. a minute brings some of life's ugly gristle to everything he works on. Immense you think is making the big studios. Think he's at the star in boogie nights. The big lebowski the talented mister ripley as the credits roll phillips. Not at the top of the cost list but he punches above his way. His career is delicate point. He could be about to seoul for the first time. He's been approached for roles that would put his name on the poster. He's face in the middle. It could decide that a new relationship is what he needs right now he could knuckle down close himself off grind through on his own for another couple of years breakthrough to the alias. Glory beyond box. Of course he can't. he's philip. She's maybe this is love and another of life screeching turns he's olen. He tells her everything he tells her about. Arriving in new york as a drama student a young man who tries to swallow the city hold he tells her about the bright lights the late nights about the jazz and the joints performing till it's dark and drinking tilles light it tells me how it speeds and spirals into something else because while philip is partying in new york. Some things happening thousands of miles away. In afghanistan's high mountains and deep valleys is the and afghanistan's at war with the soviets guerrilla fighters and local warlords hide in the caves. They use the local crop to fund their resistance poppies grow high. That fick white gum grows heavy. It dries to a black tar and then shipped out to the world. Millions of dollars back to afghanistan hundreds of thousands of addicts in america is the world's biggest market. Whatever trader so traffickers carry kilos of heroin on the long journey through your own. It's a turkey. And the balkans and across the atlantic it floods onto corners in harlem and the lower east side and eventually some of it winds up in the arm of a young drama student. Who fear pool phillips hooked. Drink and drugs is caught on both prongs. He studies hard pushing himself into every corner of a character.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"He's good he school up putting on a couple of oth- amila place by chance the same small life dramas and dilemmas. He saw in the audience that time on the stage. Philip shines and in that success the seed is sown. It proves something to him something he seen in his mother but now knows for himself. That lives can be wrenched in new directions. That old weaknesses can be overcome it. So's a sense of urgency and impatience and impulsiveness.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"Doesn't want to lead. You want something more interesting because between the matinee idol and the pantomime villain is the every man is where we watch for in the darkness of the cinema with our little weaknesses. Temptations are cruelties and compromises phillips on screen. You don't see a star sean. Embark you see a reflection with every failing magnified the lost the loathing the arrogance that deceptions. His characters don't plan world domination. Nothing that evil but the everyday ins the ones we will have their. Oh they're barely repressed..
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"This is a crowd podcast. It starts in the dock thoughts in the audience. A mother and her son settled into their seats at a quiet provincial fiercer. It's putting on a production by local drama society author milas all my sons the lights dim a haas fools the stages small the actors ordinary but as the plot plays out as the characters secrets and lies break through the boys transfixed when applause breaks the spell and the cost take down. Some things. shifted facade is falling away the mri petty reality of the world is laid bare. He looks at his mother next to him and sees her life and his with new is. This is how philip seymour hoffman. Looks back on that night. I literally thought. I can't believe this exists. I was changed permanently changed by that experience. It was like a miracle to me phillips. Not your usual hollywood star not your usual leading man. Some actors do charisma and chom irradiate confidence. They lead and the audience follows. Some actors can do that can win over the world. Philip kant for starters. He's not got the look middle-aged creeps up on him i. he's grizzled and bloated is belly wobbles over his waist. His hair hangs lanc is is a blank doll watery box. He.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"That where you would go? I mean, maybe I would take on. I've seen enough movies or they make the toilet wine in prisons. Oh, man looks rough, but not like a cocktail. But man looks a lot like Lamar Jackson coming up in my You know, that is bad. Why would someone think that you would want to go to the range Bill Waste Water Treatment facility, a sewage plant in Alabama. To pick up your next. Well, this is pretty interesting. It says right here. Alabama wind snaps here. That's where they have to go to get their wine. Yeah, because it says rains Bill. This makes a lot of sense. It says Rains will just recently became a wet city after a vote passed in August. So in other words, you couldn't you couldn't have booze in the city, so they're making it illegally at the water plant. And beggars can't be choosers. Does that sound called rains? Ville just recently became a wet city. Why is it not raids? Ville? Sounds like it's right time there. Yeah, he's a cold Rays ville. It's raining whine is now how about that living in a dry county? I'd be fun. No. So you go over to Johnny's house, and you want to go as the wind. He just flushes the toilet, and he's like here you go down is that Dr the opposite? They go for my own s O. They just barely passed that they could have boots. So he was making beer and wine out of the sewage plant There was playing Give to the people find me, boy. That does not sound like a place. I'd like to live right? Let it rang. That's good guy. Brain dead. Hey, bring her up. Oh, it's a great scene. Let Seymour Hoffman the guy that would even talk to you on.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"29. It's 32 in Milwaukee at WTMJ. Through the story at the end of our newscast, But what's going on with Black Panther? The sequel? We have to find a new start new lead Because Chadwick Boseman died. This has happened before in Hollywood history. In fact, if I won website listing 11 times where Hollywood has had to deal with this conundrum, what do you do when your star goes away through circumstances? Not of your own doing like Heath Ledger? He died in the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Remember that one? It was a thing. Also, Chris Farley was the voice of Shrek. I guess he had, like 90% of his lines done, And then they had to call in Mike Myers when he died. Paul Walker and furious seven. That was another instance where they had to do a work around. Don Rickles died during the filming of Toy Story two, in fact, that he died just before they were going to do it. He was gonna be Mr Potato head again in the family of Don Rickles went back to the film's makers and said, Is there any way you conduce something to include him in just to say, You know our show that he was there, so they went back through? All of his whole dialogue from 12 and three and they found enough lines that they could piece together with seen with Mr Potato Head and other movies. Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Hunger Games Mockingjay, part two. He died before that could be made tomorrow in the Twilight Zone. The movie he was decapitated on the scene of the film. They were filming a scene with a helicopter and You got killed. That's how we went away. And they were just cutting out that scene and uphold labeling intended by a Paul Landis. The director wound up going to trial because of child labor laws and other things and making that an unsafe set. Brandon Lee in the Crow that was another film, Oliver Reading, Gladiator. Carrie Fisher in Star Wars, The rights of Skywalker. All situations where big stars had to be replaced. Mid movie, of course. Now this is not made movie for black dancer too, but still huge, huge roll of film, I think I think ABC then that story we heard at the end of the newscast gave a little bit of a hint to who we think is going to probably be the next star character in Black Panther. But it will be interesting to see when you remember when Black Panther came out. It wasn't just a movie. It was like on the level of a Star Wars. It was like phenomenon. When it came out. Schools like classes of kids were going toe. To see this movie, so I know there's a lot of interest kind of around what it's going to look like moving forward 7 44 Sports With Brian D. Next 40 sponsored by Horizon with Horizon your Home Visit Horizon H CH data. Lord Holm is a small word with many big meanings..
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Hour of Jason and Alexis in the morning on this Thursday, July 30th 2020. I'm J Selects Dawn and Kenny. Thank you so much for being here we have Ah, scream pop quiz coming up in just a little bit. But first fill Jones on former unpaid researcher Phil Jones. Just him know from the list fabulous famous people who died at 46 Um Ah. I'm getting ready to be 46. Thank you. Thank you. Phil John F. Kennedy. 46 0 wow. Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46 Andre the Giant 46 Oscar Wilde, 46. China. The wrestler 46 is right, George Orwell. 46. Vlad the Impaler, 46 Dracula gets that blood isn't working, is it? No, no. 46. Glad Wass. Ted Cassidy, who played Lurch on the Adams family. 46. Wow. Uh huh. Yes, it's the struggles Riel. Um, let's see here more days, Jase. Oh, thanks, Lex. I appreciate that. Um, while you said that with Damn! Carmen Miranda died at 46 Did yes. Power. Rolen's actor Howard, 46. Wow. With advancements of medicine, you'll be Oh, my God, I love us love. Let's hope you can make it to 46 a half of the very thing. I mean, come on. Yeah. Well, this is a healthy thing, so I think, Yeah, I hope so. But thank you, Phil. Thank you for making my last day before my vacation just spectacular. Letting you know that Vlad the Impaler died at 46 meeting. That's it. That was a state of alarm. Let's all be honest. She's here all week. Folks. Server's tip your servers telling Dad joke now, Dad joke. There's no dump on innit, Don pick up the phone if you will. My love, Phil Jones was calling in for his final appearance on our show. On where this is a final thing, Jason. This is the final appearance, Phil. Hey, How are you doing? I had had to correct something that you just said at the top of the hour here. You said the file our allies until well, you should have said the Grand conclusion. The final conclusion of Jason's life Whatever ever I hope you enjoy, not getting paid, but a consistent your last ride on the carousel, so I will do a quick research and send you an article on how many people have died on Disney World Ride. Oh, my God. Oh, he's a peach, isn't it? Yeah. That was isn't super long? No, it's a very sort of, you know, I I think that's very short. Okay, Let's cheer me up. It's time for Scream quiz. Here's how it works. Alexis is going to say some pop culture trivia questions. Don Kenny and I will just say the first thing that comes to our mind in order to collect some points. Alexis, are you ready? Ready? Dawn and Kenny, Are you ready? Um well, okay. All right. Thank you. Here we go. All right. What is the name of the.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Jason and Alexis in the morning on this Thursday, July 30th 2020. I'm J Selects Dawn and Kenny. Thank you so much for being here We have Ah, scream pop quiz coming up in just a little bit. But first, Phil Jones on former unpaid researcher Phil Jones just said no. The list. Fabulous famous people who died at 46. I'm getting ready to be 46. Thank you. Thank you. Phil John F. Kennedy. 46 0 wow. Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46 Andre the Giant 46 Oscar Wilde, 46. China, the wrestler 46. That's right, George Orwell. 46 Vlad the Impaler, 46 Dracula gets that blood isn't working, is it? No, no. 46. Glad Wass. Ted Cassidy. You played lurch on the Adams family. 46. Wow. Huh? Yes, it's the struggles Riel. Um, let's see here more days, Jase. Oh, thanks, Lex. I appreciate that. Um, while you said that with Damn! Carmen Miranda died at 46 Did yes. Howard Rolen's after Howard, 46. Wow. Advancements of medicine you'll be Oh, my God. I love us love. Let's hope you can make it to 46 a half of the very I mean, Come on. Yeah. Well, this is a healthy thing, so I think, Yeah, I hope so. But thank you, Phil. Thank you for making my last day before my vacation just spectacular. Letting you know that Vlad the Impaler died at 46 meeting. That's it. That was a state of alarm. Let's all be honest. She's here all week. Folks. Server's tip your servers. Who's selling Dad joke now, Dad joke. There's no dump on innit, Don pick up the phone if you will. My love Phil Jones is calling in for his final appearance on our show. On where this is the final thing, Jason. This is the final appearance, Phil. Hey, how you doing? I had other correct something that you just said at the top of the hour here. You said the flower so well, you should have said the Grain conclusion. The final conclusion off Jason whatever ever I hope you enjoy not getting paid, but because this is your last ride on the car, so I will do a quick research and send you an article on how many people have died on Disney World Ride. Oh, my God. Oh, he's a peach, isn't it? Yeah, that was isn't super long. No, It's a very sort of, you know, I think that's very short. Okay, Let's cheer me up. It's time for Scream quiz. Here's how it works. Alexis is going to say some pop culture trivia questions. Don Kenny and I will just say the first thing that comes to our mind in order to collect some points. Alexis, are you ready? Ready? Dawn and Kenny, Are you ready? Well, okay. Alright thing. Okay. Here we go. All right. What is the name of the home of the Greek gods? Parthenon. That's Olympus. Changing Ding Dong. Yes, Donna's too good. What warriors weakness is his heel Achilles Achilles. Addicting Ding. What is this? The old Greek tradition. I'm just bouncing around and he has a little bit of a delay. Let's all let's all count together. 11122330 Jason's pretending to have a delay now sick whatever. Whatever that means work for. Does it really matter? I'll be dead soon cares about this quiz, fearsome game trivia questions. Where did that game and originate China and Glen? Europe. Her.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"All right, so the park is going downhill. In the 19 sixties and seventies. We mentioned a few reasons. Another big reason was that there was no No ownership. No one had ultimate responsibility. Like I feel like the buck was being passed all over the city, hoping no one was happy about it. But there was no body in place to say no, this is we gotta fix this now. And if you look up pictures of Central Park in the seventies, man And I mean, it was like all of New York will look like a wasteland. It was like the Warriors in there. Yeah, Like these classic places like the Boathouse and the skating rink er, like graffitied and like trash everywhere, just hard to believe it's broken all replace stuff. They're all being vandalized. It's like It is. It's so sad. It is sad to see. But it's all so unbelievable to see Now that you know what Central Park looks like just how bad it was in the seventies and eighties and dangerous sixties. It was actually there wasn't like a Robert Moses champion, and it was starting to go downhill. But it was nothing like it was when they finally in the seventies were just like whatever forget it. And it was kind of like that broken windows theory exactly like policing. Where once once you once you reach this tipping point, as it were, it just kind of all just turns to garbage. And that's Central Park in the seventies and eighties was a great example of that. And it was considered like a really dangerous place that you did not want to be No after dark, and there was that very famous Central Park five case, and everybody just found it so easy to believe that something Major's had brutally attacked a woman and left her for dead because it was central Park. Yeah. I mean, you can't even Ah, be in there at certain hours now, like they clear the park out, And I know this because I spent the night in the park for Shakespeare in the park Tickets Well, and you The line up. You. Hang out and party with people in line until you remember what time it was, but something like 2 a.m. and the cops come around. They say everybody get up. And they walk you in order out onto the sidewalk, right care on. Ah, I don't know if it was the Easter Westside. But they basically moved the entire line out of the park and that then you're sleeping on the sidewalk all night and then in the morning, they come back and they move you all back into the park in line, and everyone just does it. Must spend a hell of a Shakespeare play. It was the most legendary. What was it this eagle? I never told you about that. The Siegel that's like Chekhov or something. Yeah, it doesn't mean everything is Shakespeare. It's just experience part kind of makes it sound like it would be. You know, that's just the name of the program. But it's Ah, this is this eagle. Yeah, and it was the CEO with Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep and George John Goodman and Christopher Walk in Philip Seymour Hoffman and George Segal. Natalie Portman. Wow. And there was like two more directed by Mike Nichols. It was like one of the most legendary performances ever hold back, and that's the one where I saw James Lipton wearing a inside the actors studio jacket, so you don't need to wear that is like Glenn Danzig walks around wearing dancing shirts. Did you know that? Oh, I'm sure sleeveless dancing. Eso Anyway, That's what happens. They move you out at night. It's kind of fun. I highly recommend everyone doing that at some point in their life. That's a heck of a play, man. Yeah, it was. It was really something else. So ah! Central Park is in decay and in 1974 A man named George Soros was saves the day the devil to some people in this country. George Soros and Richard Gilder. Under working with a Central Park Community fund underwrote a management study in 1974 by E. S Sabbath who was a professor of public systems management at Columbia. And this was a big study that basically came away with two big clear initiatives. One was like we need a CEO essentially right, like one person, one person in charge right so everyone can't go like I thought he was gonna fix out the thing. One person who has like Not unchecked authority. But just basically like they're they're a bus. Their decision is final. Yeah. Yeah. So that was the first thing. And then the second thing was a Central Park Board of Guardians. To oversee all this stuff. The guy I suggested The Guardian Angels. Booze shouted down. Oh, man, we should do one of those guys. Sure, in 1979 though, Elizabeth Betsy Barlow, who is now Rogers Was a Yale educated urban planner and writer became that Central Park administrator, which was essentially the de facto CEO that they were looking for, and then She is the one so many people did so much great work over the years, but she really did. She was the 1st 1 to create a public private partnership. Two. Get well heeled New Yorkers involved? Yes, and they apparently were bolstered by early successes like they went in, and one of the first things they did was. They created a zero tolerance policy for graffiti, garbage, anything broken If if anybody saw anything wrong with the park, you're supposed to phone it in, and they just responded immediately and fixed it. Like literally phone it in Not despondent right right away. I'll be right there. They and they would fix it, and they Quickly. It was that kind of thing We're like. If the parks already clean, you're probably going to be less likely to litter are less likely to spray pink. But if it's already spray painted, there's already some garbage. You maybe a little and then you hit that, like snowball thing. They've kept the snowball from ever growing by being just completely vigilant, and they attracted a lot of attention. Improved like Ow! This actually will work. And so more money started coming in to kind of resurrect the park. Yeah, and in 1980 She Ah brought together a couple of groups of Central Park Task Force in the Central Park Community Fund to finally emerge and create the Central Park Conservancy, which was that citizen based board of guardians that they called for with that initial study. So they have a plan in place. Now, Things are getting way way better on then, in 1998 A new arrangement between the Conservancy in the city of New York formalized that public private partnership On there was a man named Douglas Blonde. Blonsky. Sure, the blonde the blondes. Two, assumed her title of administrator and he was the one that created this really innovative management. Innovative in its simplicity, I think because he was like here's what need to do is we need to make it smaller. So he divided Central Park up in the 49 zones in every single zone. Had its own gardener and its own staff. And if you look at the size of central Park it that's like probably a few to three square blocks. Maybe sure for team anybody can handle that. But that's the way to do it. You know, you make it smaller. Well, there's also accountability to have the accountability. The top And then ever since then, it's been home and there's a The big thing. Moving forward is a $300 million What do you call it like a like a fun to keep it going in. Which is funny, because it's double the original price in adjusted for inflation. That is funny. Keep listening. You can hear the rest of this podcast and all of its episodes and discovered thousands of others. All available to you for free right now by downloading the I heart radio app number one for podcasts..
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Of you. So when she says. I'm about to get at Linda's. Timing was so great ended on very sweet and sentimental note with all of them offending. Shout outs to their kids by the way, love actually where you might know her phone, okay? Seen that in writing. Actually really nice movie in Ryan's defense. Here, her IMDB isn't like overloaded with big things that you would remember stranger than fiction legend opposite will Ferrell. On credited angels of America, that many series pirate radio mob. Is it Philip Seymour Hoffman? I believe. How about Harry Potter and the deathly hallows Thursday night? Professors civil tro. I fell asleep during the movie. Man Ryan enjoy, I'm going to have to be reacquainted with her work. Well, I'm sticking up for you here. Because I, I agree that she's not extremely prolific. In big name things you don't just know her. If you're a general movie fan necessarily. Videon the bees. There was though, my favorite sketch was probably the, the perfect mother remember, she was telling her daughter, her older daughter, how it was when she was a kid. How'd you do? Perfect and then jump cuts to when she was a little kid who's not as perfect. Yes, they did this with Amy Schumer hosted on the day, you're giving birth. They were saying, oh, it was so beautiful. It was really chaotic, and they go back in time, and it's not anything that she is saying, we'll take a little listen to that. Yes..
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on The Skinny Confidential Him And Her Podcast
"And I don't remember the name of the doctor. Maybe I don't want to press feel that we call them. But he was basically known for prescribing opiates to basically anyone understand that there was a philosophy that that I as someone resisting it and speaking out against it was threatened threatened with legal action threatened with criminal action for fifteen years. I was saying this is insane. This doesn't work. I take these people off the opiates their pain goes away other doctors, I take the they they only would come to me when they also were aware that they were doing cocaine and drinking and do other things on top of their opiates, which a lot of them did. And they all got you're a terrible person. You're a drug addict. So I go and take them off everything they're paying would go away or be maybe four or five on a scale of ten when they came in the door that always say the same thing. Fifteen eighteen twenty on a scale, Dan, always the same thing, take them off pain goes away. And I was I went he'd ledger dried there's footage of me a Larry King going. This is a soon. Nami don't understand what's happening here in this country. And now people understand not people understand what I see a lot of two and tell me if you see this as well as a lot of women on Adderall Adderall. Your next problem? Benzodiazepines Atta vandal Xanax sleeping pills. That's a big problem. That's why people die on opiates is the combination with that it suppresses respiration synergistically. But the Adderall is a story to be told Adderall is how my patients go out again. In other words, patients who are sober for a long time. They're trying to work hard. They're working long hours or trouble focusing. All had do they go to a doctor and say that because oh, I've got a perfect thing for you. Here's some animal and Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of his heroin and. Action. There was a bottle of Adderall on his bedside. I guarantee that's how the whole thing started. So why women are using this as a weight loss supplement, can you speak on that?.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I mean talk about really testing your confidence level because we went through a rehearsal process. And it was her psycho play. And here's Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both of whom are powerhouses not only in film, but on stage, and I'm like, I did anything goes. Chen, dinner theaters. But I had to suck it up. But it was a great wonderful opportunity for an actor to get to watch those two in rehearsal. And then just get kind of come in every once in a while. I mean, I had my moments. I had a moment where I was supposed to yell at Maryland the rehearsal. It's this scene where she's Ikya blew my light out. And I couldn't I couldn't even get my voice had completely. I couldn't yell and John's let's take a break. And I was like, I don't know what to do John. I can't yell at her. I'm paralyzed. I feel like I don't know what to say. I don't want to do I and he goes you really leading this character get to you. And I realized instead of fighting that impulse that I felt with them that was exactly where I needed to be. So I started trusting my body's reactions to a character in that point for. So I was like, oh, actually I'm not supposed to be confident. I'm not supposed to be in charge. Here. I'm supposed to be the one in conflict. They're both certain. I'm in. Flint. And so I just let it play out, and I stopped trying to be Meryl Streep and I stopped trying to keep up with Philip Seymour Hoffman. And I never tried either of those two things ever again..
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Thunderdome road warrior poll procedure is the best shot action film. You'll ever see that last thirty minutes that white-knuckle sequence with all of those vehicles chasing that truck in the desert and people jumping off cars and onto the truck and falling off in vehicles flying through the the best action soda. You're taking points off of mission impossible because of the CGI I'm taking points on business possible because I thought mission impossible to suck the one that John. Woo directed. I thought was horrible. That's why okay by favorite was the Philip. My Philip Seymour Hoffman. One because that was more personal, but thunderdome thunderdome is still in the American lexicon right now, you know, if somebody's in a situation where there are no rules or laws are there's just K asking a man who was thunderdome in their thunderdome a decade after inspired the to Dr dre film video California love and those three movies were those movies were universally praised by the critics. So that's my favorite just a a numbers. Here's the I don't know if this is before the latest one, but the franchise has grossed three point six billion dollars Mad Max ranch. Three point six billion. Yeah. You know, how much Scientology gone. Yeah. About forty percent forty. Whatever the other ones, I like the color money that was a great movie. The money. The sequel to the hustle. He's great. Yeah. Don't forget about Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire. That is a great film. Help me help. You don't forget that. He was the funniest part of tropic thunder. I.
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"And and then I did a jealous supportive friend. That's probably somewhat based on me. Carrying like, a friend get a job and being like, you got it. That's amazing. You're set. That's I'm so happy for you and just being trying to be like super supportive being like dying. You got how many episodes so happy for you, man? Just like, that's awesome. That is good again. They should be video podcasts that face. It's awesome. Awesome. And then some impressions, and what were the impressions impressions? No sam. Philip Seymour Hoffman. I know. First minutes. Oh, you're I was like I can't tell if you're doing like. So I was like. Something stupid like he worked at a Taco Bell or something. Or maybe if I that's what it was like when you want. Like something about like finding finding somebody and hurting them. Gonna find you. No hurt real bad. Fine. Off should. Throat. Tuck bill. Yeah. And Christoph waltz and Tobey Maguire. Which I don't think it can really do them. I haven't done them in years. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, Josh Ruben denigrate Christopher, Josh Ruben. He's incredible. He's incredible. So phone, and he had the what avocado you just wait for his his clearly as touchstone for. What is it Chris? Steph. Watts was avocado..
"seymour hoffman" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"He's smart enough to at least try, and at least try and think out what exactly he's hoping don't you think too with this picture doesn't? He looks small to you. What what what was about to say was there is one thing that I think could. Work, and that would be that if the idea that he feels so bad he's let himself go to pot, and that sort of in and Christian was the one who said that or you did somebody one of you actually did say that as part of like potentially one of the the moves he's trying to make and that to me. Navy? I could see taking a hold on the on the other hand. Of course, that would indicate you know, somehow he's guilty, which is a weird double a little bit too close to too bad area. But but I mean, there's no doubt to me the guy. Absolutely could have looked a lot better. I think that was his game. Now in the whole part of it looks like he's shrunk. And these great actors did you ever see the film Capote with Philip Seymour? Hoffman. Philip Seymour Hoffman may rest in pieces is right on the same level for me is Kevin Spacey's just a brilliant actor and in real life. Philip Seymour Hoffman was kind of built like I am just kind of a stocky guy. I was thinking of him in a big lebowski. Oh, yeah. He's just such a such a great actor and in that role as Capote it looked like he shrunk like shrunk. And I know you can do things with cameras, but first of all when I heard Philip Seymour hop is gonna play Truman Capote Capote. Was there a small guy Philip Seymour options like a linebacker and he pulls it off? 'cause it's almost like they have this innate ability to change and same thing with Kevin Spacey. The great actors are able to do that. He he is. I said this yesterday he's playing another role. This may be his greatest role ever. And if it doesn't go, right? It may be his last role ever. He did look much better than that. Frank Underwood like little trailer thing that he didn't standing it as kitchen making food telling us, you won't forget me or whatever. So what the heck is he wearing in that, by the way? Is there something on eight? Yes. Aprons? He's the pairing food. I gotcha. I for dinner guests somebody I write somebody Bennett at dinner that must have been. I'm sure you will. Wasn't there a whole movie about that about this guy arranging this weird dinner, and it turned out that it was totally this murderer's? Yeah. But it was seen as a good movie. It was okay. Someone with the frozen Lega lamb that was a role doll story. Yeah. Channeling then you serve the police officers, the lamb, that's exactly the story. Yeah. So anyway, he so CNN ran a clip and the only ran the very brief clip where something I can't remember what part of it. But it. He used to be sitting down or something. They moved. He was standing up for a while. And then down chair there wasn't with his lawyer. He was off by himself. That was a weird, by the way. Anyway, in in this clip, though, all I could see him talking and it cut him off right at the chest. And I was like is he wearing I I thought he was wearing a police numbers. You know, the police. Yeah. That'd probably wouldn't help him. But you know, what he's he's he's very skilled as an actor could be hidden meanings. There isn't maybe the numbers somehow have a hidden meaning. Yeah. Unless he's flavor flav of the clock. I like it. You're working. Take the senior accusing me of. Yes. And make it make it bigger be totally absurd. At this point. I'm going to own it. Yeah. And and look OJ Simpson. And everything goes back though, J Simpson when we talk about trials OJ Simpson was nowhere near a skilled and actor Kevin Spacey. Right. We can all agree on that. I think we can he did have some acting skills and I got naked. I mean how much funnier than that towering inferno. He was in an Oscar nominated movie in nineteen seventy four, but I think with OJ Simpson there was some part of acting in the courtroom for him during that trial, especially when he tried to put the gloves on. Oh. Yeah. Pull that off. And having it up, and we're talking about someone who's not at the level of Kevin Spacey's an actor. So I could picture Kevin Spacey. You know, this is going to be like performance, art. If it goes that far. I you've got gotta get the indictment which normally you do get the indictment, and then we'll see if this does go to trial. I don't know I feel like acting as though the gloves don't fit in having that up has an obvious purpose store. Whereas this I'm trying to see the end game. And I think you guys have made a case I caught a glimpse of the end game. But I'm not sure that it I'm entirely sold. We may have to bring Jim for near infrared because we may need a film critic to really dive into this. I would love to actually hear what Vinnie around to say I will would like to see him on the stand though because I think he would be an all in that to him like just the acting job you guys actually yesterday. I had a really hard time watching watching this this arraignment and watching it for some reason. Reason I was nervous. And it was and I had to turn away. And I don't even know why. I mean, I watched them. I think the only part I really watched was them him going and suddenly sitting down. But like the way he just watching through every single, you know, iterating of that small amount of time using this courtroom. It just it was weird it felt odd when he's on the witness stand. If it goes that far, I mean is he going to break into his impressions because we've seen him do in Pacino. I don't think he's gonna go that far. But he does maybe they'll say this guy's insane. He didn't do anything, and we can't really try him. But I mean, he's just he's he is again one of the greatest actors ever. So you're not gonna be you're not gonna take your eyes off them. That just an innate ability that great actors have you can't take your eyes off of them. They dominate wherever they are. I mean, if you look at our front page, they narrow he dominates the page. You could be on there with seventeen people and you pick out Kevin Spacey, obviously is the most famous person. But they just have that ability that it's a gift, and they are able to, cultivate, it. He's obviously not going to impressions understand. But I will not be surprised if he makes you believe everything he saying, absolutely. Yeah. Absolutely. That's why imagined like a great singer being on trial, even Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra his biggest gift wasn't necessarily as voice. But the way he sold the lyrics like he, and he was also a very good actor. So if he was on on the stand. Yeah, exactly as Christian said that you'd believe him. Right. I mean, Spencer Tracy had been using all references. Obviously when you're talking about one of the greatest actors ever, but great actors they they sell what they're saying. Right. That's the difference between a great actor in a good, actor and. Yeah, Christian your hundred percent, right. That you're gonna probably say boy, I really believe him. Yeah. A great actor he'll sell it. You may not take the stand at all. I mean, you don't have to. But if he doesn't do. But if he does I think it would be fascinating. Unfortunately, though because his next the next appointment for this court thing is March fourth right, and he doesn't have to appear. So I don't know when the next time we'll see Kevin Spacey actually in court, right? If this does go to trial. I would think probably the summertime, maybe even fall. I mean, we know how these things takes about a year for things to actually get to court, and it's going to be on the mainland. It's not going to be an anti. I think they're going to actually have the trial in some part of the Cape wherever the closest courthouses for that. By the way. Of course, we have we have a great package on this in the Boston Herald as well. Just a hassle has a column about victim shaming. And that's the thing. I mean, while I totally agree with you. That Spacey is a great actor. This guy is such a weird. It is such a such a weird thing. Obviously he needed to check himself because he was clearly thinking he can just pretty much. I mean, if he was basically he could grab anybody by the not the pe-, I guess, right? Yeah. Yeah. Basic bottom. Exactly, that's what he thought. And so. Anyway. So it has some has something pointing out obviously, the victim shaming that started up on Twitter. Which is of course, what happens because Twitter is terrible place. It says why did the teen tells Spacey he was twenty three years old? Oh, yeah. That is definitely his fault. Then why was he drinking? Why did he allow the fondling to go on for three minutes? It's. Yeah. Interesting. She says Spacey, all smiles and smirk. Ooh. Appearing in court Monday to face, a felony charge of indecent assault and battery yada, yada, yada. The victim who's actually now. Twenty didn't tell the cops about the assault until the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, it's such a such a weird thing anyway, accusing him of sexual harassment. Why did I why did I drink with him? Of course, the teen actually spoke out to Jessica hustle. The teen waited his mother said or I'm sorry. This is Heather his mother speaking with Jessica on the team waited because he was embarrassed. And scared. Why did I why did I drink with him? Why did I lie? This is Wendy Murphy. Forgive me, I'm giving you false information much. Let's talk radio we can do that. Donald Trump would accuse very bad Hillary, very bad. But the whole part will be obviously like why did this story? Wait, so long to come out after Harvey Weinstein, and you know. On rue is involved in this. And I know she was dismissed from channel five several years ago is people are going to say as she inattention attention right here at this point. So there's there's a lot going on here. That's why this is going to be a fascinating trial. If it gets that far because you've got a lot of different tentacles involved, by the way. Of course, this all happened at a piano bar while they sang songs together at some point or they had things Joel wasn't involved. So, but I mean, of course, that video with Kevin Spacey playing the role of his house of cards. Character was definite piano, something he's very accomplished player a wife. Yeah. He's he is over talented. I mean, what if he did what he's being accused of, you know, shame on him and shame on me for, you know, pumping him up, but the guy can sing direct act dance. I mean, he's just he's doubted as they come believe very very accomplished musician as well. Which is it's almost unfair that he has all of this talent. But maybe he's just not all there is a person. No, I don't think I mean, I, you know, people can be both and oftentimes are and unfortunately, sometimes maybe they would never be that way in terms of bad in terms of acting port wrong decisions if they weren't so revered. So do you think it's from that not necessarily from? Right, right. It's a possibility that if Kevin Spacey for whatever reason ended up not being famous and living sort of a normal whatever life that maybe he wouldn't be doing these sorts of things that he considered more talented than famous. Right. I mean, I think he's not he's not a movie he's a great actor who happens to be a movie star. But I mean, he's not Brad Pitt. Brad nights, more recognizable. George Clooney and Clooney's. Also outstanding actor as is Brad Pitt. You don't think Clooney's? Great actor. No. I think he's pet. I think pitch good. I think he's along the lines of Robert Redford fact, looks like his son, Robert Redford, you know, what I actually old reference again, he'll just going to say I haven't seen enough movies with Robert Redford to be good to. Well. I I actually would argue that that Redford's better actor than pit could be. Yeah. George Clooney's more along the lines of I have no issues with. Outstanding Spacey's a level above Clooney as as an actor. He's just one level. He's in a. The modern day Jack Lemmon I mean, again an old reference. But that's actually whose idol was because Jack Lemmon could do comedy drama was frantic and all that stuff. So. Yeah. So I I wouldn't think Kevin Spacey's kind of like, he's an actor's actor. So I think that when you weigh all of that he's not just a big movie stars up Burt Reynolds or or just pick whoever the biggest movie star. Julia Roberts, right or Tom Cruise. Yes. Tom Cruise is a movie star became a good actor Kevin Spacey's great actor who's known. But not everybody goes to see Kevin Spacey movies. I do 'cause we were intrigued his talents series saying. Yeah. So. I don't remember how we got off on the stand. Although it's just almost like you. You can see how it obviously. I just think a lot of these great actors aren't necessarily great people. They're just wired differently. Whether that's an an athlete, a politician, whatever. But just pick someone who's very very very successful that they're just kind of the the grounded differently. And it doesn't give them the right to act the way they act sometimes. Well is interesting because I don't. Yeah. That's I mean, I'd say an argue that murder. Pretty much. Anybody could commit murder, I agree, and that sort of I mean, I think that if the right circumstances are given and the right amount of power is given that anybody maybe would find themselves in this position, totally agree with you know, what I mean because I do think like the whole idea that absolute power corrupts. That might be sort of the issue here. It would take. I'd hope I'd like to think that that's not the case, certainly there's plenty of extremely famous and celebrated celebrities who haven't groped somebody. There's gotta be. Oh, yeah. With hope in this world. There's gotta be who managed to become exceptionally talented and exceptionally famous and revered and yet have managed to somehow keeps transfer. Exactly. Yeah. They're just kind of like go about their business. We always heard, you know, Paul Newman was someone who's really grounded great actor big movie star and still kinda was a cool guy..