20 Burst results for "Tim Robbins"
"tim robbins" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Can see. It was like a like like in a like a psychopath Like one of those like murder movies you know just smiling all the time character and like the or peter. Laurie laurie you or harry. Wrote junior gilbert allen's part in wait until dark. oh my god you could play that kind of psychopath. Or what's the one. Richard hedmark mark re pushes the low lady down the stairs. Oh kiss of death. Oh yeah what is that death death. Yeah i could see. I would like to see you singing opera. I'd like good money for that. We want to thank some people. Tim who helped get you here. And that is jason smith and brian baldinger who are also involved with babo supreme. Our friends at star burns audio props to lisa route into they wanted to say. And thank you to Lawrence schwartz All the people who helped deliver our guests. We are grateful to and congratulations on all the wonderful work with the actors gang prison project. It's important work that you're doing thank you. It's filled my life in an extraordinary way last. fourteen years. has really put perspective on everything for me when you go inside and you are able to see the courage it takes for these Incarcerated men and women to to leave Their past behind in a abrasive new reality and have the courage to go up in pretend to be characters express emotions that they haven't expressed for years That have been locked inside them. Yeah that liberation in the see that beauty come out. It's it's extraordinary. It makes everything possible and the actors gang. Yes we will and the actors gang will be Will be up and running again and doing good things all over the world once this occurs the pandemic lifts you bet we will. We're surviving where we're continuing our programs in prison. Were continuing education programs actually expanding Education programs via this new medium of teaching and We've been doing some workshops as well to develop new pieces since the whenever we can assemble in a room together we will and we will get through this and For you'll be better for it. In the kinds of material will be presenting will be Relevant to this time and will resonate with their audiences. Promise you have done wonderful work for and made a difference in people's lives so congratulations babo supreme patriots dot com slash. Tim robbins presents is how they can get it. These glazed lease finds five episodes wade. We'll need a good laugh. Yes i was going to ask you about that. You saying humor was essential to survival. Absolutely man this is what we miss. The most is the ability to assemble the whether it's in a restaurant or a movie theater or live theater or concert hall be able to stand with other people could be strangers in create a temporary community around the emotions that are being expressed in those places and share a collective anger collective fear the laugh together or to weep together. This is something that is for the human condition. And it's something that's been kept from us in than It's it's on my hope that baba's supreme can can kind of create a a a weird virtual community where you can go someplace in laugh together. Something gather strength from that and it's a lot of actors and friends having fun and that that fun comes across and like. I said you know he needed to laugh. It's so important right now. What you do more than five and will you direct another comedy at some point. I know you directed episode of the bank and and some other things. You direct another feature comedy. I would love to. I would love to and I have many ideas about that in scripts. It's just about getting someone to give me the keys to the car to crash it. I swear something that we discussed on this show alive and that is also i mean it's i also I've seen the films where you're laughing all the same hard or when the hero shoots the bad guy in rural cheering but do you think movies had movie theaters have any future. Don't know i do know that This is going to be a significant cultural shift when we come out of this This moment in particular I think people are starting to make decisions about what that will be. I would encourage those people that hold that kind of power really assess the situation. I think we're in a moment. Like it was in the early seventies when hollywood was making all these irrelevant movies and streets were filled with strife and riots protests against the vietnam war and hollywood was putting out musicals like thoroughly modern. Millie earn going to see them and they hollywood was blaming it on television but It wasn't television. Was that they were making irrelevancies. And what happened. Was dennis hopper made this movie called easy. Rider was a huge head. And all the hollywood studios realized there is an audience still out there and they started hiring. All these hippy. Filmmakers and that's how we got robert altman. Let's how we got hal. Ashby and brian depalma allen but cooler robinson martin scorsese but all of the all of these coppola. Yeah jus- genius moment in american film. It all came out of not knowing you know. And that's where. I think we are right now. I don't think people really know but audiences want. I think we got a little glimpse of it though. I think we saw the success parasite and we saw the academy say to the industry. We're going to give this best picture best foreign picture best director and best screenplay make more films like this. Wow wow. I hadn't given that any thought absolutely the academy sending a huge message accents to the industry and what was that movie about. Wasn't about superheroes or rich. People or there wasn't escapism. At all was about us. It was about. The income disparity that was happening was about poor. People just like some of those movies in the thirties. There were about four people people that wanted d. c. stories that reflected their lives and not fantasize. Bob hope you're right. It would be a lovely out come. It would be a lovely silver lining to this whole pandemic if that were true.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"His tricked out the white house in all these different Entertainment kind of studio fact fact away as you know. He's got a rose garden morning show. He's got an afternoon game show. He does a loser suck. He's got his science and cool stuff. Room phrase got a strip club is got a A recording studio he's recording artists slash president And so it was it was it had to have this sense of movement constant movement that this this this narcissistic narcolepsy narcissist game show host and game show host. Yeah the wanted to get the idea that he just was in constant motion that he Had the attention span a about the length of a two year old and needed to constantly be moving. I heard i heard comparisons. May we were talking about. Orwell's minute ago. I heard comparisons made to to mercury theatre gilbert you. You'd love this because it's an old radio. Essentially in a way it's very cinematic but it but it is like old time radio when i just recently took a trip across country I you know. I didn't i stayed Camped out in Cooked out you know anymore. Stay in hotels. But i had sirius. Xm i there's this old radio classic channel and i listen to a lot of those old radio shows As it was you know that was a great art for inter inter sanctum and those kind of shows free television. Yeah mazing amazing. Work with mercury theatre was so genius because they took it to another level They created a real verite in the work that they do. That's why we're the world's freaked everyone out. It sounded like it was actually happening and not only that but mercury theatre was also at tuned to doing material that was reflecting people's anxieties at the time and at the time there was a fascism was growing in europe and and the idea of an invasion was not Something that was impossible so it kinda tapped into this collective anxiety created a panic and my favorite is is. There's film of orson wells being asked about in the look on his face saying we had no idea. Of course you did. That was the whole intendo. He was he was like. I look at that. That young that orson welles as a poker he just he. Wow that's an interesting she analogy. He was a rebel. Will you know he Had a his project ninety one with the with the federal theatre project. he was At integrated casts which was not done at the time had a all african american cast yet all whitecaps integrating he was doing controversial material and by the time he got around to doing citizen kane. I don't know if you know this story but you know what do you do you know. What rosebud is gilbert. He's is purchase girlfriends vagina. Marian days marion davies was his nickname for her clitoris. Yes that's the room. You're you're you're a little low gilbert you gotta go higher back in my life. It's like real estate gilbert location. Is everything can you imagine the screening. Room where william randolph. Her i can imagine sitting in the dark and the beginning of the movie opens. And there's this big close up of these lips saying rose. By how apoplectic he'd become on. My guy is the greatest. Does he talk and them the mundi. The question is what is rosebud. That's right. what is rose. But that's the big mystery right. And i can just imagine hearst sweating it out you know when that movie opened it it you know the it had a big challenge because it had some big enemies and the fact that it survived throughout these years it's become the classic renowned for what you know as a classic is extraordinary And i think it was cancelled at rockefeller center. The they didn't there the movie theater day. I have to look that up her. Of course they were prevented from prohibited from advertising and hurts news and then nelson rockefeller years later while they're in post production on Magnificent ambitions san Orson welles out of the country to south america to do a film to try to build an alliance with south america world war two etc. And while he's out of out of Talon they re cut Magnificent ambushes since disgrace you see. The film is still good in spite of the of of it being taken away from him but it leaves you wondering what it would have been. Yeah yeah did you ever meet him in your travels before he left us. No i i i never get. I love the actor you cast though angus mcfadden gets is really fueling. Cusak john j-o-h-n cusack in that movie. Too yes yes. Yeah terrific movie. I want to urge our listeners. To get their hands. On it. Bob roberts by the way not easy to find i had to buy a dvd of it are there other music rights without one. That's just. I'm trying to figure it out myself. The hard to get in another odd and sometimes disturbing film you made was jacob's ladder love it. Yes yeah There was that was the first time i was kinda the star of the movie like the central figure of the movie and Remember shooting was very difficult. i think adrian line Every hellish location in new york city for that movie You know there was nothing pretty about that abandoned subway stations but also just the you know the dirtiest dirt holes in. It's always there's always some horrible set And you know the guy being just tortured by demons all the time that it took a toll that movie. It's it's a it's not really people don't really think of it as a horror film but it is a horror film it is. Yeah and bob roberts. In in a way bob roberts i just. We'll talk quickly about about Bob roberts And the great gore fidel boo hoo such an important part of that film. I had the pleasure. I know you knew him very well. I had the pleasure to spend a couple of days with them While i was working on a talk show days. I will never forget a.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Performances vanessa. Redgrave is great and philip. Baker hall is great and build a different kind of par for bill. Murray murray's genius much going on a ventriloquist jack black and cow gas donation st plays You know the people that tutor reluctantly John turturro's genius that movie. Emily watson everybody and something that something happened with it was lanes the bottom of if there's any You know industrious writers out there that want to figure it out but it was not even released in australia. An english speaking country make sense. We'll try. We'll try to run some intel i will. It's also one of those films that makes you wanna open the history books and read about the period and i read about rockefeller and rivera and the and the mural and just absolutely fascinating and i and i you know i learned about. I knew he had done some terrible things. But i didn't know how how quickly they shut down that program. Yes in in. The central story is about a production of a play called cradle. Will rock was was shut down by the federal government. They locked the theater from outside. And the it's a infamous night a the northern wells. Who is the director. The play in john houseman found another theater and they kept going out in front of the theater. Tell the audience that was assembling that they that the play would go on. They were just looking for a theater and they find a theater. They march a thousand people up town twenty blocks in this kind of wild parade but unfortunately actors equity the union but by the way this is a pro union musical mark blitstein. The union actors equity tells them they can't perform it because it's not the original producers of their union has been there actors from performing this place and now all the actors are assembled in the audience to watch mark blitstein the composer perform all of the parts of the of the musical starts into the first song. He sings the first song and then he starts to the the first character enters and he's narrating it and the woman olive stanton play by. Emily watson stands up in the audience and starts to sing her apart from the audience and then the subsequent entrances of the actors are all scattered throughout the audience and a couple of the musicians showed up and they it was this amazing moment because because it was artist saying you know what we're not actually on the stage so we're not breaking. The actors equity rule were performing from the audience. So we can do that right. And it became this Legendary night in in theater and legendary movement for you know the the idea of of freedom and down freedom of speech and olive stanton for me. Was the hero of that story watson character. Yes what's an important historic important moment in history to have put on film when you risk everything to speak your truth. That was that moment when you she was risking her Standing in actors equity she was risking her entire career and by the way she was risking her safety. Because there were cops. All around and A week before that there had been some murders in strike and so the audience was well aware of this but when we filmed it Didn't tell the audience anything. We just told them the back story. the extras. That were there said they. You know there was this going to be this. Play just marched uptown. You're all assembled. There's a little tension because there has been some violence lately there it but You're gonna watch just one person area playing marklets. He's going to perform the entire play for you so they didn't know any of the actors. Were going to stand up. And we shot i in the direction. The audience and holy cow. The audience was it was just such a great night as they were experiencing what that audience back in one thousand nine hundred thirty seven was experiencing and obviously that that audience the con- felt it felt that yeah and it was. We had we had about fifteen hours of glory on that film. I we've got a. We've got a pretty good listenership on this show. I'm going to urge our listeners. To if you have not seen cradle will rock. Please see it. It's it's an important movie and it will make you interested in in that era and it's another movie about politics fucking up a good idea on idea by the way an error that we might be reentering doesn't turn around which is the perfect segue into babo supreme oral a u. r. a. l. cinema theatre. Mind we like to call it here. Yeah i had originally intended as a film. And i was about to go out with mckay producing as defined financing and then covert hit and It was clear that nothing was going to get filmed. And i wouldn't be able to film it by the time that the election rolled around so i got to work on adapting it to a an oral entertainment I wanted to create a kind of soundscape of You know that that filled your fill the listeners imagination up with so much so many sound effects in so much movement in music and weird characters so that they could imagine what it looked like. I hope that is what we've done it. And you mentioned screwball comedy. The pace of screwball comedies. It certainly moves that fast. It has to pass great. Yeah it was it was it was very challenging to do too because you know everyone was in isolation you know it was going to ask you pull on. I bought a bunch of microphones. And i sent them. And then i sent the script to Some actors who had worked with Some some our good friends. Some of whom i just recently met and I participate and every one of them said yes and So i sent the microphones and we were feeding into one engineer The time we recorded. I think there were twenty five actors and we eventually used about thirty five actors. We had done a zoom rehearsal And so we could see each other face but when we recorded it we had to eliminate the the film aspect of it the visual aspect because of the sound quality. So what wound up happening was we. Were doing this fast. Paced comedy Without really you know you had to concentrate on on how the how it sounded. It was such a challenge. Some people were you know locked in their closets because that was where the best was quiet and cary kinney. Tom linear in cary kinney was. was Saying that she. She put a sign on her door saying. Do not disturb in. She said. I felt like i was like a twelve year. Old again saying mom leave me alone. I'm i'm recording. I'm thinking don't bother me. Don't knock on the select groups of recording bathrooms. Yeah but it sound. Yeah and those that you know this is the the thing. Every room had the sound different. There's a bathroom in baba there's a there's a white the.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"And so when it came out we premiered it in ken and got a five minutes standing ovation. That must have been gratifying. And i was so great but then the next morning a we realize we're in trouble because there were some critics that really didn't like it or didn't trust what was saying or something or and then and we had all these pre You know when you do screenings in new york city before you go to. Can you invite all these entertainment Writers and critics and they.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Must have been twelve. Because i was still an altar boy was still grade. School and yeah. He took us on a little field trip. A bunch of altar boys to times square to see deliverance. I you know at the time. It was weird. Principles are rated movie and second of all you know squeal like a pig but whatever maybe he thought the title maybe read some kind of intellectual. Some kind of You know who literature at the time that was saying that there was a religious feeding theme to this and the movie. I don't know or maybe he was just a out now perv but does not not exactly mostly scarred by a benefit. But i would say that. I i look back at with confusion. The they see ned beatty getting ashes. Pop by hillbillies would be scarring for anybody. My god yeah but deceptive for a man of the cloth Rents i've mentioned it before. And i wonder where that priest is now. Now you were born into a show biz family. Desma father was musician. He was in a folk group called the high women who had a lot of success in the early sixties evening by albums with them and then after that he was an actor musical theater in and then he became composer of twentieth century. Choral music can had his own group in new york city for for awhile and gil robbins. Also in the belafonte singers. That's right that's and many years later. I met harry belafonte and talk to him about that and My mother was a musician as well. They met by the way at in the ucla marching band. My my mother played the flute and dad was the drum major. The guy with the funny hats drew the baton led the band and what got you ensure. Staten becoming an actor. Probably seeing my father onstage. Pretty magical thing I as a as a musical performer. He used to do this. Section of the concert called shaggy dog stories and It was a very funny section eight. Sing these songs in audience laugh and remember as a kid. Seeing my data up there making people laugh and i was pretty intoxicating. You know when you see that. That's a possibility to do in your life. Most families you know. Say you wanna be an actor and they say oh god no You know that's the end you need to. What are you going to do to make a living with my family. It was always a possibility. There was a big respect for culture music and art. And so you know. As much as i wanted to jump in right away when i was young My i wanna go to performing arts high school in manhattan and my father. Let me He said you need to get an education first. Before you decide what you wanna do in your life and He was right. I hated him at the time for it but he was right and he said there's nothing worse than an uneducated actor he said there's nothing worse than conversation with an educated. I had some at that point himself and the but he was around to see so much of your success. Yes he was. He passed out Seven years ago A my mom passed twelve days apart. Those the one of those beautiful passing some. My mom wasn't particularly ill at that time but the night before she passed the we had hired a nurse to be with her and She said He's here and the nurse said no it's not and she he most certainly is and he looks very strong and she went to bed that night and joined him. How wow. it's quite beautiful. Wow that is beautiful. She had had a dream two nights before that when my sisters were still there where she said that she she because you've been agitated the night before she woke up in the morning says. Don't worry everything's gonna be fine. Said well what what what. What's up and she said. Well you know Last had this dream and i was in my childhood home in westwood california and coming down. The street were friends of mine led by my oldest friend and It was weird because they were from all different parts of my life. There was my friends when i was a kid and there was my friends from work and there was my friends from the coral society and and it was strange but they really calmed me. And i think everything's gonna be fine and we realize it was all the souls that the past taylor don't worry was a lot of incredibly Magical moments around that whole thing. How many years were they married him. If the two years too so the ba- the bond was was so strong that they didn't want to be without each other. Yeah i i was. I was reading about your dad. And i was reading about Roulette records. He was on the infamous roulette records with morris levy gilbert who we learn all your when they were the the cumberland three but i was thinking. That's right reading about your dad. And i was saying work with tom. Paxton and all these great folks. And i was thinking he must have been a fan of of christopher guests a mighty wind at must've untrue for him waiting for guffman. The world inhabited one of the greatest you know. He told me a story when he was Ila i went down to his house and filmed him interviewed him and he told me this. Amazing story He said when he was young man. It had four kids pretty quick and it was working as a music teacher in pomona california and they started a little folk group in. They started doing gigs them. The they went to san francisco to the hungry. I in the did the los angeles folk scene but he was a little restless in he was living in pomona and So he took a trip to new york. City's to check it out. Check out the folks senior. This was like nineteen sixty and he said he was It told me there was this one evening that He remembered very clearly. And here he was this. You know no one knew who was in proven himself yet. But ronnie gilbert who was in a group called the weavers befriended him and she invited him to this a concert. That was happening. It was a a living wake for amending six cisco houston who was a very good friend of woody guthrie's than had served in the navy with him and He was dying but all of his friends wanted to give him a sendoff. They wanted him in the room so that they could sing to him and it was He said and this is one of the only times. I saw him cry. He was saying how much it meant him to be included in that the company to be invited into that and i often think about that because that led to him moving. The family to new york city led to him having a career in folk music and often think about that one moment of kindness that ronnie gilbert shared my with. My father led to everything in my life..
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"tim robbins" Discussed on Kickass News
"I know that it has to be brave. And it has to tell a story that will resume mom I'm working on it now on. PROBABLY GONNA go into workshop as soon as I can get into a room. To develop the piece I know that what we had planned on doing in the you know the things we had been talking about doing this coming year I know that that that that we will be doing those and it's really a matter of again. Acknowledging with. Humility. What is really happening? and not try to fight against it not trying to do a musical in our living rooms. Not. Trying to create theater through zoom. It's it because it is inherently is a visual medium zoom. In and so it becomes a film and so if we're going to do that, we can we can look at it by doing it as a film. It's not as simple as turning the cameras on them. GNOMES intricate. Requires Room writing, rewriting editing filming editing editing editing. And it's not fast. And so you either do one or the oh I don't believe in America I think zoom can be wonderful for a forums for discussions for a checking in with each other. And it's been quite frankly the way most people have been doing business but as far as art goes art has to adjust our has to adapt and it has to be relevant I. Think a lot about the mystery plays that we're done right after the play is head of quasi religious but sort of seen plays that they would do Kinda committee the largest traveling from town to down I. Think a lot about that I, think about you know what was what what was it like? To go into town that had been devastated by the plague and perform something. What was that? What was the material? Yeah God it's crazy to think but you know I guess we do adapt. So that's a good sign for the future. Hopefully, we'll figure it out. We'll. You. Bet once more the immersive Orel Entertainment Experience Babo Supreme Debuts October eighth on Patriots on CNN also find the link on Babo Supreme Dot. com. Okay and. Yeah and now have links on my social media Tim Robbins one and at on twitter and Tim Robbins. Here on instagram. And I have a facebook thing that I rarely use but Going to be posting. We'll terrific I I really enjoyed it and God knows we laugh right now. So Tim Robbins thanks so much for talking with me. Pleasure. Thanks for having me been. Thanks again to.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Kickass News
"Mr President I is us is a white nationalist organization comprised mostly of ex-cons, drug dealers, rogue veterans, violent thugs, sociopaths, and paintball, and. The overthrow of the United States government. They don't. They like me. It's the Liberals in Michigan they want overthrow. Yes Mr. President, but those people as much as we disagree with them were added by the voters to serve. Well, they shouldn't have been. We have intelligence that indicates that to other citizen militias are ready to move on state legislatures in Wyoming and Idaho. Allow the situation in Michigan to escalate. If we do not call in the National Guard, we are quite certain that this lawlessness will spread. We call in the national. Guard, against anti fascist not against our own people what the Hell is wrong with you I've got a video shoot. I still setting up Mr President, but we relate to this. So now we should be on time by the way WHO's clock? Is it Sir who owns time you do Mr Paradise go and that means scheduled and I should never be early for anything I have to be anticipated and if I'm not anticipated I might as well be dead. Tell their five minutes to get ready to shoot or they're all fired and then I'll show up and ten. Yes. Sir Mr President. We'll take ten minutes wrote perhaps you want to check back in with the Joint Chiefs. Let's go sit off rocket that was a clip from Babo supreme a little October surprise from Oscar winner Tim Robbins this oral immersive experiences written directed and stars Robbins as an emotionally insecure ego maniacal president runamuck alongside some of his favorite actor Pals including Jack Black Isla Fisher Patton Oswalt and Haley Joel Osmond just to name a few following in the tradition of Robbins nineteen ninety two. Film Bob Roberts this satire is a hard hitting bitingly funny no-holds-barred look at the hypocrisy deception endanger in the current American political landscape. Babo supreme debuts on Patriots on Thursday October Eighth, and today I'm happy to welcome him back to the show to share how he originally developed his latest project as a movie with the director of the big short Adam McKay how he was inspired to adapt the script for an auditory medium when the pandemic shutdown film production and why he?.
"tim robbins" Discussed on The View
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"tim robbins" Discussed on Kickass News
"So that the work we do inside these rooms can extend beyond the winter's. Yeah Yeah and so what happens. Is it breaks down these barriers that are self imposed housed out of survival. You do not In in particularly I I I know it's true in California prisons and I suspect it's true throughout the United States. You don't cross racial lines in prison. It's a compromised so to be able to do that in in the rooms where we're working to to be able to express emotions when I get like a twenty guys up on stage in I take them to a funeral of one of the characters and they're all expressing their last Moments to the corpse. That's in front of them and that you see them getting into the state of sadness Based on probably experiences they've had but also because There's there's probably funerals. They couldn't go to of loved ones because they were harassed rated and the secret to see them at in the state of honor ability and then to ask them. Okay now look in each other's eyes and that's that's the moment where for me. It all turns because they are able to identify empathy in each other. That's a huge thing. That's not something you can see in prison on a daily basis or ever and so then to say and if you would like you can comfort the other person hardened Gordon and people that have done things that are you know that they should be in prison for taking the steps to try. Try to better themselves. Try to open themselves to the idea that they are in control or can be in control of their emotions. They are the master of their emotions and not the victim. That's a big thing. One of the guys said one point he says this guy comes up to me in the yard and he gets in my face and you you know before I took this class I would have just got into a fight. I would have gotten a one. Fifteen would have gotten more time on my sentence. I looked at him. I saw his eyes. I didn't buy it. He looked like someone from the committee. Del Arte and I just started to laugh and completely diffuse the situation and the recidivism rate I read is apparently way lower lower among the graduates of the prison project than the general prison populations recidivism rate right yes it's significantly lower and we have an eighty nine percent reduction and one fifteen which are in in prison in practice for anyone. That's been really great so it so it's working and For me it's For me it's a a public safety issue if you have no rehabilitation that works in prison year to ask for more trouble And knowing that ninety seven percent of the people that are in prison are going to be getting out. Wouldn't you want them coming out with better tools to deal struggles guls than when they do. Now do they ever bring up Shawshank redemption. Yes they do. Yeah yeah that gives some hope that there is such a thing as redemption Dan in second chances and hopefully will be another chapter to your life. This isn't the end. It's also a resident. Doesn't I was thinking about Taylor. Day The heroism in that movie is related to building a library And playing Mozart not in some fight not in some. You know winning some game. Yeah it's in broadening your vistas you're the capabilities of your mind in your soul and and your spirit inspiring words will before we wrap up here. Just two quick questions for you a couple of things that I've heard over the years. Once you heckled Henry Kissinger injure. Is that true I did. Yeah and you don't even five hundred dollars to Michelle Bachmann. Yeah apparently the larger play you were trying to take some other candidate understand I. I don't understand it either. Apparently I I suppose I oh I think I way I remember it was that I read this article about Democrats that had supported the Iraq war. Okay and who is running against against them. Okay and I was really angry. That Democrats supported that war. Yeah so I I did make a mistake. You Okay so you supported her the war money. I don't have any campaigning. I just was like I. I got some money. I'm angry this person I'm GonNa make them but but my point is by the way the Henry Kissinger thing was In front of my son which I yeah which which was really interesting because he was young at the time and I yelled something and Henry. 'cause harassing that little old man. That was that all about. I said well that guy was responsible for a lot of death in Cambodia and take him in later in life about the details of that but Yeah I I'm I guess that's all I have. Politics makes strange bedfellows. I wouldn't even say as a bedfellow I'd say it was a bad drink I bought bought for someone at a Bar will again folks You can want here now on. HBO and Definitely Catch Teams Play. The new colossus extended through may twelfth. Well Okay on Saturday nights only at the actor. Scott Okay folks go see it Tim Robbins. It's been fun. Thank you thank you..
"tim robbins" Discussed on Kickass News
"From an early age he dreamt of starting a theater company thirty seven years ago straight out of college and at the very very beginning of his career. Robbins Co founded the actors gang which has since become one of the most innovative and acclaimed theater companies in America and for Robbins. It's been lab of sorts where he pushes the envelope of story and technique into creative North Star. That keeps them focused on his craft and immune to the trappings of celebrity. Today today. Tim Robbins comes on the podcast. Talk about how he funded his first play while he was still a struggling actor how his latest play the new colossus is putting personal faces to the the immigration issue. And why he's using the actors gang to bring theater into California prisons. Tim Discusses How is new. Hbo Series here and now is tapping into the cultural zeitgeist and addressing a range of problems from racial tension and political divisions to social media and political correctness. He shares his thoughts on the state of the entertainment industry. How Harvey Weinstein reminds him of shady operators he encountered growing up in? New York's Greenwich Village. And how he studied to prepare for his role as a Ruthless Studio Exac in Robert Altman's the player he talks about how Altman mentor them. And help to make the leap from actor-director on his first film Bob Bob Roberts and why the classic political mockumentary seems more relevant now than ever plus. Tim Opens up about turning sixty weighs in on the current struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Laments a five hundred dollar check. He wrote to ultra conservative. Michele Bachmann and recalls the time he heckled Henry Kissinger outside site of famous celebrity restaurant. Coming up with Tim Robbins in just a moment. Doc today. I'm sitting down with Oscar winning actor director writer and occasional musician. -sition Tim Robbins. He starring in the new Alan Ball series here and now on. Hbo And he's directed a fascinating. New Play called the new Colossus at the theater company company that he helped found the actors gang in. La Tim Robbins. Thanks for joining me. Budget be here or I guess. I'm joining you technically walked into your studio. I really been enjoying after. Say Watching your new show here and now on. Hbo Notwithstanding the title it really feels like it's tapping into the moment in the cultural zeitgeist with the divisiveness and the racial tension obsessions with social media. All kinds of outrage manufactured or otherwise is Are these the kind of issues that you spend a lot of time thinking about right now. I think we're all thinking about them. We're all dealing with them I'm really glad to be in a show that is bringing that question up is presenting that reality I love pieces. That result and discussion conversation That provocative in that way and believe Alan Ball is doing that with the here here and now it. Yeah and what is it like work with Alan Ball. I mean so much of his work seems to be tinged with mystery and metaphor half the time I feel that he's just screwing with my head and when you're acting in an Alan ball series. Does he clue you in on the big picture or does he just Kinda Dole that information out on need to know basis. I think I think it's important On a need to know basis I our job is to find what the truth of each scene is and and and trust in the writers and the person that's leading the riders to take the medically where they want to go. I trust custom because I believe the script that I read the the the pilot script said Yes to because I loved that he was painting on this. Very very large canvas Something that is essentially a story about a family but is really talking about much larger issues than that and your character is sort of going through this existential crisis. At the moment he turns sixty. You're just a few months shy of your sixty th birthday right day. Are you a little afraid that you're going to completely lose your shit when you hit the big six. Oh you've pretty much got things under control at this pretty pretty happy pretty content right now with my life. Okay yeah I I am Not Greg I. I have a different way of dealing with things than Greg. Greg does but I think he's indicative of a lot of people that you know reach a certain age in their life and You know they Act Out in unhealthy healthy ways There whatever despair they're going through or crisis they're going through a lack of faith in themselves and oftentimes it results in in behavior. Savior this detrimental to the people around them. And it's interesting to see a philosophy professor having this existential crisis. Is that something thing that you've had to do. Research into or do you consider yourself a philosopher student of philosophy. I took a philosophy course in college and a half to say I was pretty confused. Yeah relate to the Ultimately I'm more of a man of action than A someone that will sit around debating. What what thinking about thinking is but The character I I love that. He's a philosophy professor because I can introduce different concepts And the writers could introduce different different concepts of different philosophical camps And and I always find that fascinating to process What's what's happening right now? Through different philosophical Theorem Yeah and now must be an interesting time to do that too right and it's also a way to get lost to because ultimately you can think a lot about something and nothing can get done so Right now in particular. My major concern is that we as a society don't get lost in our opposition. Something the so much energy Daily daily Being given over to negatively ECHO chambers of resistance or opposition and. I often wonder under If we were take that collective time that we spend Saying nasty things about certain people and were to take at that time and actually apply it to a conscious life. knocking on a door. And saying hello to somebody as simple as is that the tutoring a kid for an hour a day that you could be on social media blasting the president this many things we can do to make things things better and not. My fear is that we're getting lost in our anger Yeah and it's so easy to do when you wake up and you go on your twitter feed or are you going your news speed. And it's just all negatively all trump all the time I mean it can completely dominate your every thought if you allow it to and it also might be detrimental to what else can happen in bed morning. That's true that's true. Yeah what a wasted opportunity but in the same skill and by the way. We're doing it at night right before. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's almost like it's replaced when people used to probably we pray or whatever people would do the work day. I'm not at all right. It's so hard. I want your input on this because for me I don't want to just sit on my hands and ignore it to pretend like it's not there but on the other hand it's almost like trump dominates the news to such such an extent that it crowds out everything else it's like I can't think of the last time that I gave Africa much of thought. Because there's no room for all these other crises going on in the world meanwhile meanwhile Of burning and looting going on yeah and so That's a good point. Is it a distraction action. And that's the thing it's like. How do you know it seems with Russia and everything? This seems like it's damn important. But then there's the little steph sucks up so much of the extra oxygen whether it's Milania the porn star. It's like because it's salacious and it's it's it's appealing to the prurient side. All of us. The question really is what we're against because I think we're pretty is a lot of us are pretty sure of what we're against. What are we four Is a good point is democratic congressman. That is Pro Wall Street and is Is going to vote for the next war when it happens. Is that the alternative Jeff that we are being offered. And why is that. The alternative were being offered and by the way he's a representation of Republicans throughout the country. They're just better it the coded language Behind where racism and hide their xenophobia. Yeah so in a way. He's kind kind of like this is that doesn't have a filter and maybe he's doing us a service because he's exposing. This is what the philosophy is behind this this this political party and this is the result of thirty five forty years of propaganda on the airwaves that started with the deregulation of the airwaves waves in the Reagan administration so it got to a place where everyday in certain places of America you get about six hours or nine hours of radio propaganda up again to that is relentlessly pursuing an agenda of dividing us making someone else the enemy. The person you thought was your neighbor is your enemy. Because he doesn't think this way and that's something that's pretty new to America because I remember growing up the you could have have a difference of opinion with someone and still buy them a beer at the bar and have a discussion about it and agree to disagree. But we're both people and we're GONNA sit here and be a community together. In this moment you have that the question is how do we get past. Ask this and what are we for. What are we going to advocate for to change it and if it's if it's a change of moderation if it's a change just to just to get simply a Democrat in there then are we really gonNA see change or are we going to be back at the situation? Where there's enough disenfranchised people that are angry at the Democrats now once again voted a republican it so for me? The biggest challenge right now is that you have people in the Democratic Party in the establishment of the Democratic Party trying to drive a wedge between themselves and the more for progressive arm of the Party for me. That is crazy. Because you're talking about the real progresses you're talking about the activists the people that will knock con doors and get the vote out the people that really care that do the hard work that show up at rallies that advocate on a daily basis for progressive values. Why are people in the DNC trying to alienate these people? I don't understand it. Yeah and you campaign for Bernie Sanders in two thousand sixteen. You've always been fairly politically outspoken over the years as a working actor and director. Do you feel that exercising. Your right to have a political voice comes with a price That's for other people to say I would say that I would try to look at the positive of it Ah brought me Relationships with some pretty amazing people that I hold dear and I don't think change thing Has It cost me work. I don't know those kinds of people that wouldn't hire me would never admit it. Yeah yeah so were. You wouldn't notice from looking at your career. I think you've done quite well so I'm fine fine but but maybe there's some parties that don't get invited anyway. So but no I what I what I I think is important. Is that regardless of what effect something might have. It's most important for I think for everyone to speak when it's important speaking not when it's convenient to speak but when it's difficult that's what the right is there for. The freedom of speech is for to give us the right when it's difficult. I the last time that was really apparent. Errant was when war was being cooked up in two thousand three and a lot of people were quiet and for me. That was the scariest various moment Because people I knew that I knew were against the war were intimidated into silence. Do you think that would have happened today..
"tim robbins" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Alan Rickman is talking about but he was a really important person in my Lebanon. He's talking about acting said he you know he was confounded by the idea that actors should learn these monologues and rehearse in the mirror. And he's like all you can't do an impression but all you have to do is just sit and be present. Yes you know. And he was an angel he was in my life. You know. Yeah he's the reason Bob Roberts happened. No kidding yeah. How was in pre production in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania I thought the money was coming through and then the rules got changed and I needed another star in the movie and so I was desperately trying to find somebody like like three weeks away from shooting. And and Got The script al.. And and he was riding high off the diehard thing. Yeah time and he read the script and loved it. It wasn't a particularly showy role But he saw the value of the project and signed on and save my next step what what is next dark waters that now. Oh and you and your castlerock Castlerock Hulu. It's crazy it's cool. It's it's the Stephen King Universe. Yeah which is amazing amazing. He's so prolific that he now has his own universe but it's all twisted and every week. There's a new twisted thing that happens. I just love it has just. There's some very twisted people writing for that show. Did they. Revisit does he have a hand in the writing. St steaming. No not at all I e. Let's all these projects go. He's state date stays up in Maine and stuff in Portland But Yeah I have This on Hulu and got the new Colossus tour coming up. Oh It's our unit toured around the states. Yeah cool all all across the United States. ended January I think we're hitting ten ten eleven cities And I'll be going out on the road with that a cool. What is your most commonly used Emoji? I can't believe I'm asking. I don't really use them. That's but I figured that was a trick question and you and has never. You've never used them. I might have a couple of times. Okay I'm still the you so you can say what kind of parentheses. That's fine all right. The colon being the apparent the Gramajo not like the emoji of Colon. I don't think they have yet gotta develop that though. Yeah that's something we can. How do you tell the difference in your colaninno liver Emoji It's gotTa be good artwork. Create a good question I hopefully. They're working on that If you could be yeah I think I know this one but if you could be a professional athlete what sport would you play. Oh well well. I'd say hockey actually though Yeah Rangers Fan Right. Yeah huge Rangers Fan. Do you games. I whenever I'm in town I go to games I actually actually was at the game when they won the Stanley Cup and I got I was with college roommate. And we got in a cab and we said at the after the game. I didn't have any INS with the with the team at the time. And so we got into cab and said take us to the cup. The cab driver. Yeah we went downtown. We thought it was there for a while. The place was dad and we went up town and the guy drove around for like an hour and couldn't and find it and then we got into another cab tickets to the cup he goes. Oh I know where it is and he took his place on the EASTSIDE. Oh Shit and We were in our ranger New Jersey's and There was a pretty fancy party and Got To the stanchion and I'm waiting to get through the stanchion with everyone out. You're the first time in my life wanting to be recognized and cops lobby through and then yeah I got to the door and the guy goes no. You can't come in here. You have the Jersey on. This is a classy place right does he. Does he recognize your no. He didn't the other guy there was at the door said. Wait a minute. That guy was wearing the ranger blue in Vancouver because I had flown flown out for game six WCHS vats balls and I wore the blue out there. One of those guys thrown at Got Beat up and they won that game and I you know wound up going back to New York for game seven. So you're like hardcore follow. Yeah and so that guy let it let me because he recognised being hang on television. What is pretty admirable? Yeah and then. We drank the cup that that's really cool and did they. Were the members of the team. There do they have L. Messia. It came in a half hour later with the cup. That's so they must know. And then yeah and then we drank. It was like six in the morning and the New York Police Police Department Bagpipe Band was playing some real. That's awesome. That's really cool. What's your favorite movie of all time I'd have to say It's a wonderful life. I can watch that movie and Cry Anytime. You've played Jimmy Stewart as parts. I I can see that from your mouth to God's ears. Yeah now over mazing actor. Yeah yeah is used to keep a picture of him in my office Because I want to remind myself of what a great actor. He was And also that he was Republican. You know and I wanted to remind myself self that one. The way one leans politically does not necessarily mean that they aren't a great artist. Yeah Oh that's good. Although republicanism was a lot different than it was asked Dixie no no But what a beautiful actor. Yeah Yeah Yeah I like that WHO If you could have one snack food for the rest of your life. Let's say not do but if you were to smoke and you got the munchies and you WanNa WanNa do okay. I'm not ashamed. I don't know why get tiptoed around that. So when you're stoned What's your goats actually? It doesn't make this weird I don't I never get hungry when I'm stoned. Marie get super interested in doing creative stuff. I do too you. But there's all there's no appetite and not at all not at all. You're lucky but when I'm not stone go to is Popcorn out okay like popcorn okay. Just straight up movie style. She's flavor chemicals. Okay if you have to live somewhere else where would it be. Oh Yeah I Italy a lot. I Love New Orleans silence. I would I could live there. I live in Italy. The Italians have figured something out. You know something about life that is lasting lasting. And you know I spent a lot of time over there in the past five years and just loved the people of the culture if you could have dinner with three people dead or alive whom you've never met and you've had some dinner with already. People have said Nelson Mandela. You actually got to have dinner with him. I'd like to hang out with Charlie Chaplin. Oh Oh yeah Who else cool hanging out with Mozart Not Sure Bur we're told brick violeta laughs to get his perspective. Yeah you already have a chaplain and probably Mozart. He seemed like a fun. The wild time Brag mood certain. Chaplains get dinner. Who's your favorite muppet of the muppets? Well I got to work with ELMO. Uh well now you just name dropping. Yeah now I'm just. I did a few scenes with Prairie dawn was that I did a musical with her really. Yeah called the four seasons. We got to sing with prairie. Doing bad it's awesome and I'm sure people can youtube that she was awesome. Es She's good to her she won't hang out with me anymore though. Yeah ask if you have superpower what would it be well I would This is funny because like we. Yeah hell don't censor yourself. You know like we like at the at the gang. The actress gang like come up with ridiculous superpowers. Yeah completely useless right here. That never grew. I can turn cotton into dust. I never smelled. It'd be great. Eight to fly. Yeah Oh Yeah Beatles. Stones Released Beatles not that I don't love the stones but the Beatles are come on yeah charge the world. Have you seen the movie yesterday. Yeah Oh no weren't into I. You know weeping plane yesterday so that that happens on planes movies I find myself a weeping missing unplanned. I had such an emotional reaction. Oh that's cool yeah. I wonder if it's because you're there's such a fine line between you're you're really. I mean a romantic comedy will make me weep on a plane. That's interesting. Yeah you're so vulnerable because you're yeah maybe because your life is in the hands of yeah maybe a little drunk to live. That doesn't hurt the the emotions. Do you think about your epitaph or or legacy or how you want to go out be remembered no no gonNA live forever l.. Okay that's that's kind of a superpower I should have you should ask and it doesn't bother you. You don't dwell on it you don't worry about. I know I feel really blessed to have had experiences I've had in life I feel like I'm not done and I feel like I want to have been working on a memoir and I feel we'll like I would love for certain things I've done to Be Out there Written quite a few replays that I think I will make available soon on my website. The website to its Tim Robbins Dot net. You know I don't tend to think that way Yeah you know it's depressing depressed. Nice to me sorry. The Rangers won this Cobb. Remember that let's go back to that. It's funny because when you get to like I turned sixty last year and That was weird. Because I don't feel sixty at all I feel like could you know and I have really great energy. I was GONNA say you don't have the energy of a of a six year. Oh No I feel really great. Yeah I feel like fifty eight. I feel these fifty seven. Yeah Yeah So. I don't think in terms of you know the end it. Just don't yeah well foot in ten years probably have some good stuff for you okay. We'll come I I want to be remembered. You'll be happy if it all planned out of and I so appreciate what you're doing for For the world I coming in for our country and I hope people see dark waters and and I'm looking for the senior play With the name of it one more time do colossus. The new colossus goes on tour. Take January into January. You can check the actors gang website. Electric's gang the actors gang dot com..
"tim robbins" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Studies that have been done previously on the connection between toxins from industry and health now like a science fiction. Had It's incredible. Yeah But it's the natural extension of of an EPA that has deregulated Since trump took office gotten rid of regulations that protect us Protect Clean Air protect. Clean water everyone has a right to to to be able to drink water without fearing that it's going to be toxic and This is a bipartisan issue. By the way that's the thing water we drink goes into Publican bodies Democrat vote. Yes no no matter how you vote and so. It's it's astonishing to me that there's such a a wanton disregard for the people that they this administration situation represents which is the fact that you have to preface it by saying this is a nonpartisan. I know that we probably both have some we. Bristle people bristle at this issue and as as it relates to politics and I wonder how this got hijacked by it serves profit margin. That's all it does it just it makes it easier for chemical companies all companies anyone that puts pollutants into our atmosphere into our environment. Makes it easier for them to make more and more money and these companies are so massive so and they have the funds to just keep these these cases tied up in court for such a long time. The the movie deals with that in a very informal entertaining way than I would've thought I mean you think about this court case that has lasted less over twelve years. Twenty Years Twenty years now and by the way that study that rob it does is a massive Study bloodwork people In the area of where the Dupont Plant was sixty nine thousand people. I think participate just in the study and I think it was the most it was unprecedented and it proved a link between these forever chemicals that Dupont releases into the water water and cancer and it was the most extensive study ever done by the way this new EPA attempt onto to eliminate scientific proof will affect that as well. They'll be able to throw out the results of that bloodwork took ten years to do. And if you've seen the movie or in my case of just seen the movie That will really strike you as being particularly upsetting and an absurd When you consider how much work this one guy did how much he sacrificed to To to bring to trial this is a real American hero rob I'm reading his book. Right now it's just come out. It's it's a this is a man You know his his job at his law firm was to represent chemical companies lawsuits against them. Taft heart radio. We worked for Taft Hartley. which is Taft law out of Cincinnati and mark. ruffalo replace this character and the phone right and he was just made a partner. He's a hard working lawyer And made a partner and the character. I play Tom Turpin was his Superior and Rob brought this case to him and and my character Tom Said Yeah. Go Go ahead and then when it became When the when the evidence started to emerge There was a a movement within the firm to to like. What the hell are we doing? He's the people that we represent yeah and and Tom stood up for and defended him and made sure that this case case went forward I wanted to play this role because I I believe I have optimism. I have hope there are people in Corporate America that our moral citizens that do know that when American business accidents such an egregious way. It actually hurts American business that there. It should be immoral bottom line in when we do business we should be taking care of our our our consumers right in your character. articulates that point in the movie it. Did you have any hand in writing that dialogue responded. That was why I wanted to do the script. That's why I wanted to do the film you've said in the past. Ask that you need to now believe in. I mean believe in the message of the work that you're doing when when did that start when when we. When did you have the luxury of being able to do things that you just really after bill? Durham wow yeah past. And it's you know it's listen. I understand why people do certain work You know there's mortgages to pay kids through college all the At at some point though you have to make the decision how rich you WANNA be versus how much you're going to live your own moral code food and I there are people that don't put this doesn't concern a lot of people you know the you know it's it's tough to turn down. SHORE RE million dollars. It's tough to you. Know not have worked for a while and get offers one after the other for a lot. A lot of money for Telling stories that I found offensive and To be propaganda I in not serving the people then so yeah so it. It doesn't make it easy. Yeah no I'm sure but it it does Allow you to sleep a little better. Yeah Yeah and then when you started making your own movies on when you had full creative control with Bob Roberts and dead men walking was that was that the driving driving force behind those movies I mean. Obviously they're entertaining and the well-made films but was it to get some message across I've always always approached Entertainment as entertainment I don't believe in didacticism or propaganda and so when you know for example when I was doing dead men walking I felt it was really essential to Tell the story of the victims families with dignity and respect this is a tremendous loss that people have and there's certain retributive reaction. That comes a natural reaction to want revenge and for your loved ones death but it in exploring the issue it you know I. I felt it was necessary at the end of that movie to remind the audience of the murder and so there were people in my life at the time that we're saying no you have the audience. What are you doing that why are you are you bringing back the murder? You and For me it was well. If we don't then it's like a temporary saul. It's it's it's is you. You have the audience so why not remind them at the in the last twenty minutes of the film and then they can really make the decision from an informed point of view and and they really can debate because respect has been paid for two both sides. So I've always approached this the the work that I do not only in film but it in theater as well you have an obligation to an audience they have to be Engaged they have to be respected Nut condescended to Rodri- Railroad Really Beautiful Review of your movie And in it he articulate for better than I could right now how how important. It is to make an audience at times uncomfortable and to sit with their discomfort and he says Yours unlike so many other movies accomplishes that and I remember feeling that when I saw for the first time. Just when you think you've made up your mind about this issue and and how you feel about it it's your presented like you said in the final twenty twenty minutes with the with the full picture yes in Sister Ellen After the movie came out asked me to adopt the movie into a play and I did and we did a reading of it and there was talk about. Doing you know a Broadway kind of show and I. I didn't want to do that at the time. So what usually in theater theater it starts on Broadway goes to tour then goes into the community You know and then it goes into college and so I decided with that project project. Let's start in colleges. Let's let's Let's offer the the script to theater departments across the United States. But in order to get the rights they would have to involve involved two other departments to other disciplines within the university and they would have to offer courses on the death penalty and included sister. Allen's book had been walking walking in the syllabus and I believe we in of course ten years we rushed a two hundred eighty universities. Every time it was performed formed there would be symposiums. Discussions Lecturers Both from both sides. Yeah so that. Young people got to engage in the issue issue but first engage emotionally In in the theater Kids had to play People they might not have agreed with walking had had to walk in those issues and those shoes and so It's been a really amazing journey. I've seen a few of the productions and it's it's quite amazing what happens when you're you're young people are exploring or you'll go to some of them. You run a theater. You started a theater. The actors gang In the early eighties I think with College friends with people that you went the ASS punk rockers from UCLA including cusak right. John cusack was sir. I met leader. He wasn't Ucla but Jack Black was he was out early members of the aided a great movie high fidelity. That's when I started seeing you in very different forms I think Playing very different characters and that was one that I hadn't seen you. You play this really great new age creep yes new age group and they see I just WanNa go back a little bit. You were born in California raised in New York Are Your earliest memories of California on your New York New York. Yeah Yeah I think one of my first memories is on top of the Empire State Building. Really Yeah as wow just seeing the expanse of yeah I mean understand. I was before that in West Covina. Some of the first three years of my life were relatively quiet and then I got thrown on into this urban. Those are formative years though. Did anything to your time from I don't know probably confused me a little. Yeah so you identify more. As a new New Yorkers consider yourself you from the time I was three to the time I was nineteen. I lived in New York Then I went to college out at. UCLA lived out there for about ten. Ten years then moved back to New York. Raised my family here and then about tenure in ten years ago moved back to Los Angeles. Did you play a lot of sports as a kid. I played Yes I played baseball softball. Really in Manhattan Basketball little bit. Yeah mostly hockey was the the sport I loved the most it and with the Bull Durham process was the other impresses that I have anything to do with baseball. You have to. Oh Yeah I had to be able to throw the ball over. Yeah I had played third base And so I had a bit of an arm still have to learn the mechanics of pitching And that was such that was like one of those fantasies. assise come true you know as a kid dream of being a baseball player and then all of a sudden set wearing a uniform is the best. It was a dream come true. Did you know that that was I mean. In addition to that just the fun of it. Did you have any idea that it would set into motion Really the rest of your career. That would be the site so I can have a tremendous change. Yeah Yeah no longer had to audition. Yeah parts festive is changed until hudsucker proxy. Oh Oh really cool. Brothers made me. I do appreciate it because they had such a specific vision for the US and the In I love that film I love that movie The tone Hoon of it too. Yes very obviously the way. They're talking and Jennifer Jason. Leigh sounds like she's a right out of the. I mean they all sound like you're from that Era Rosalind Russell. Yeah that's great and it's it's such a rhythm to it and it's such a with a script like that I'd imagine it's so tight and I've heard this of of.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"First of all the thing that strikes me the most about you and I'm sure you get this all the time. Obviously it's just your your physical presence is Far More imposing than I had thought. What is that light just? I always as a short person. I'm always wondering what is it like to be six foot five. Yeah I mean he's able to see who dies there haired who does all the follicles but but as unknown person that was present obstacles to in terms of people are looking. You're you're such a presence and then they see that it's hugh. I wonder what the difference is between. Well I don't really think about a too much You know there's that moment in your adolescence when you become tall really quickly quickly where it's a real burden as you're not comfortable with it and you're kind of awkward and clumsy and got a Labrador Labrador puppy and And you get used to that and then You start standing up more straight not as ashamed of your eyes. I've seen tall teenagers. They kind of have kind of slumped over. Because it's too new. You know particularly with women you know that are tall. They're made to feel like it's abnormal. But it's fantastic you well. I'm always confounded. That women wearing high heels and I've been told it's because they like the way it makes them stand the height and yeah I don't understand yeah. We probably shouldn't talk about that. We're probably ferry sex man's planning high heels bill to each other We're just talking about a dark dark waters is your new movie. It's about one lawyers pursuit of the truth and face in the face of St incredible environmental disaster. That's been perpetrated by the company Dupont. For years it was in the news. A couple years ago it continues to be in the news It was today as you told me. Yeah front page of the New York. Times the EPA Is trying to Pass some some regulations that would eliminate science or the.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Is short. I'm your host Justin long injuring sweetheart. Did do and with me as always is another source of comfort in my life. They've like my father's hand was always hold your hand. If you on hold my hand I was just kidding about that thanks. It was weird because Tim Schnurr's dad when I looked up it was it's strange. It's almost mike when you go to drink water when you're expecting water and you drink vodka or often does that well it's more when you're expecting Seltzer. Water Ernest tonic water. Gross or yeah I guess your analogy is better extreme more extreme. I just don't think that happened. When do you think you're drinking water? You drink vodka. Actually Tim. Sner wasn't the vodka equivalent of when I was expecting water as my dad. I mean that would be like looking up and seeing Charles Manson man. Although he was short I mean the I probably would have been about his hall. Scary person like John Wayne Casey's he was taller was he. I think it was fat. I don't know if he's tall. Or maybe like I mean. Shock wouldn't be scary our then he'd be so he's such a benevolent. I'd be comforted to see him. Do you think you'll be weird of Tim. Schnur was listening to this right now because you yeah aren't friends with them anymore. You haven't talked since you were a kid which is also strange. Because I it'd be strange to see him because he probably looked just like his dad and memories of his dad. Were that angle me looking up and it was a ski as you said. It was a scary memory because I thought it was Tim Show probably looks a lot like his dad. He's probably very tallish. Probably like six four six five. He was a tall Tim. Tim is telling him. I know some tall tim to both of them. My best friend growing up was named him. Yeah trump is named Tim and he's huge. He's like six five five. I think I only have. Isn't that weird. I have experienced with tall tim any short. Tim's I don't think he's up tiny tim and I don't. That's the fictional tim. On 'em I'm from Police Academy that. The actor was center life Tim signed. It doesn't matter short now. I don't know any short tim him now. You know and other Tall Tim yes so. This is why we're talking about till two because our guest. Today's had taught him so that's basically what he's known for assaulted his. He's also an Oscar winner shoe size he's known for The Mo much like a past guest verse. Neil degrasse degrasse. Oh you got to myself well. Shelf D growth. Tim Robbins is our guest today and I hesitate because we we mistakenly keep calling him. Tom Rib so now. That that's an all of your heads you may in fact Mistakenly call him Tom Ribbons. It's it's such a fun name it. Is Tom Ribbons. They call that. What's the inversion a name inversion is there is there? There's a term for that Anyway Tim Robbins is our guest. He's an incredible incredible actor. He's he's been a movie star since I can remember since I was a kid and his biggest movie was one of. I think everyone's wants favorite movies. It's like a shushing redemption. Isn't that like universally considered light is like I think if you ask the the older generation what their favorite movie. Maybe as you get as many times as you get Casablanca or to win their jet or it's a wonderful life or maybe that's the generation above them but for as many times as you get that for that generation Asian. I think that's how often you get Shawshank for our generation. It's very rare to be able to safely say that a movie is a classic like as much as I love boogie nights I would call it a classic. I think it's I wouldn't say I don't think like our parents would agree or uncle. Tim would agree necessarily that. But shawshank crosses generations generations. I think for everyone that's a classic. Do even fronton. I think so. I think uncle tim would are tall uncle Tim with thickets classic. By the way our uncle Tim we I should say because hopefully he's listening is also very funny and he's way more than tall yes. He's one of the funniest. Tom Ribbons. Tim Robbins Tim. Robbins is also weighed more than tall way. More than I mean not way more than ten. They're both in their respective fields. Very accomplished Tim mm-hmm the rest of my life. That's going to screw Tom. Ribbons is a much catchier name. Maybe that's what it is Tom. Tim Robbins Ribbons also the famous motivational speaker. Cody Robbins Anyway. Get off the name well. He's so Tim Robin Roberts. This is one and Oscar an acting. Oscar refrain He has one he has been nominated for Directing Oscar for men. Walking impression is I think that's the guard in dead man walking because how the yell sound a little like Wolford Bramlett did. Do it did right way to do it. Wow that's pretty good thanks. So so how he's he's he's on E.. got a nasty guy who could be surprised. He's musician he. He got fives he he does he has he. Has He got energy. Yeah Yeah I was very excited to meet him. He was very serious. As you're here for the Ra- moments of it was fun to make him. It was like I felt Allen. Yeah I felt really accomplished. He's been in so many great. move us in bull. Durham the player hudsucker proxy movies. Yeah and he's grain high fidelity he play. He gives his character because a new age. Do you sure something is really funny the way he has a new movie coming out called dark waters. That's we talk a lot about that. So just to give context. I had just seen it so first. First of all it's it's it's genuinely riveting it's about The Dupont's scandal. I mean it's such a such a major thing and still an ongoing thing that scandal seems to ah betray how huge impact it had on so many people's lives so the huge chemical company had been using the substance that doesn't biodegrade teflon right. It was that was used in Teflon started in World War Two they synthesize this material. The EPA was formed in the late nineteen seventies and the EPA basically just said they all got grandfathered in so not being regulated. That's the jumping off point for the movie and I encourage everyone to see but at the very least I would say read about it just Google it And it'll give this interview a lot more context but Tim was very passionate about it as he has. Many other social issues We talked about about that and about his film career sure and it was just really exciting to to sit with him. I hope you enjoy it. I found it really fascinating talking to him and I hope you get get something out of it as well find value in my conversation with Oscar winner other winners of other things that he's in GS and TS But not a technical got but e you know yeah yeah. He's he's an ego I think. Now he's no okay no not whatever it is nothing judgy taught him. He's our second. Oh my conversation. I see with ribbon also known as Tim Robbins. six-foot-five taught him sweetheart This episode of life is short is brought to you by Simpson's on Disney plus the simpsons is one of the longest running and most award winning series in history. And you can stream the first thirty the seasons of the simpsons and so much more right now when you subscribe to Disney plus in the US allocated for meat again already in trouble so oh no well. Let's talk about it. This is a perfect place to start. Well.
North Korea announces shut down of nuclear test site
"Line for america buck sexton is back broccoli back monday but i'm here today mike o palca with you for one more hour on what i think is a historic night historic night is we have breaking news that north korea and we've talked about it and we will continue to talk about it north korea has announced it is shutting down its nuclear test site halls halting nuclear and missile tests ahead of the trump trump summit i'm stumbling because it's exciting yesterday buck shared with you the news that the precondition of removing american troops from the korean peninsula had been caught that that was no longer a deal breaker that north korea was okay with america keep against troops along the dmc and we i think we've got about twenty five thousand american troops there so this is big news we'll talk about that a little bit later we're also talking about the komi memo's we talked last hour with lawyer wendy patrick she's a prosecutor and i made a little fun of the memos and who who wouldn't they do read like a fifteen year old girls diary talking about the guy she likes him as he told me i had such a really good year but i'm also talking about who's going to play jim komi in the movie i initially brought up tim robbins because he's tall and he's a serious actor and i think he would be champing at the bit to do that but david in wyoming is checking in tonight he's got an idea david welcome to the buck sexton show how are you on just fine mike in your grand slam brother for taking up for but thanks for taking my call god bless you appreciate it what part of wyoming.
"tim robbins" Discussed on Kickass News
"The cultural zeitgeist into dressing range of problems from racial tension and political divisions to social media and political correctness he shares his thoughts on the state of the entertainment industry how harvey weinstein reminds him of shady operators he encountered growing up in new york's greenwich village and how he studied to prepare for his role as a ruthless studio exact in robert altman's the player he talks about how altman mentor them and help them make the leap from actordirector on his first film bob roberts and why the classic political machien ary seems more relevant now than ever plus tim opens up about turning sixty weighs in on the current struggle for the soul of the democratic party laments a five hundred dollar check he wrote to alter conservative michelle bachmann and recalls the time he heckled henry kissinger outside a famous celebrity restaurant coming up with tim robbins in just a moment today i'm sitting down with oscar winning actor director writer and occasional musician tim robbins he's starring in the new alan ball series here and now on hbo and he's directed fascinating new play called the new colossus at the theater company that he helped found the actors ganging la tim robbins thanks for joining me budget be here or i guess i'm joining you technically i walked into your studio i really been enjoying i have to say watching your new show here and now and hbo notwithstanding the title it really feels like it's tapping into the moment and the cultural zeitgeist with the divisiveness and the racial tension obsessions with social media all kinds of outrage manufactured or otherwise are these kind of issues that you spend a lot of time thinking about right now.
BBC staff to testify at UN on Iran targeting Persian service
"Rights of journalists from its persian service and their families they've faced intimidation by authorities in a room the corporation is launching its appeal of the un human rights council in geneva tim robbins records the bbc has been broadcasting its person tv service from london since two thousand nine the iranian authorities have never liked the challenge to their own domestic media which can easily be influenced all control in recent months many bds he persian staff have given evidence for the latest un report on human rights in iran and according to that report family members in iran have been arbitrarily arrested detained and subjected to travel bans world news from the bbc the helicopters crashed into the east river in new york city killing five passengers the pilot managed to escape the sinking aircraft alive the eurocopter a as 350 was understood to be carrying people involved in a photo shoot dramatic images shared on social media showed the helicopter capsizing with it's blades thrashing the water the polls have closed in cuba's parliamentary election it's the start of a process which will culminate in need is meeting behind closed doors to choose a president to succeed rao castro from cuba's second largest city santiago will trump reports the involvement ordinary voters in the election of the next president in cuba reached now over the remaining steps will be taken by a parliamentary body which is principally comprised of members of the cuban communist party and has unanimously approved every government proposal put in front of it nevertheless the vote did feel like an important milestone towards genuine change on the island the next president will have a tough job on his hands creating the improved living standards many cubans crave however the sensibly new provided by a change in leadership should at least ensure him a degree of public support initial term of the acne mees a police chief has been arrested on suspicion of organizing a multi million dollar international gambling ring police major general william thanh hoa is the most senior police officer to be targeted in a sweeping government crackdown on corruption he'd been in charge of a police department tackling online fraud and gambling austria is marking the eighty th anniversary of its annexation by nazi germany on the twelve about should 1930 eight german troops crossed the.
"tim robbins" Discussed on The Nerdist
"He says however one low while ago i decided the unite my love designed people in science and founded an online magazine composite to reshape how society see scientists and engineers well done igf 1 about why people don't trust scientists are why people don't want to be scientists but the solution about problems the to show the world the scientific community is full of creative and diverse people i support this makers are guide sport this composite hopes to do just that by celebrating diversity talents in any a successful scientists and engineers we pull its original creative content people pursuing science and engineering educations and careers and are always looking for new submissions and people to feature true passion project i do most of the tiger fee interviewing editing design advertising myself or no monetary gain in the hopes of people can enjoy and participate check it out let me know what you think composite zine dot com and i will be performing this weekend at stand up live in phoenix someone to bring mike firm and enable richardson with me than the following weakens i'll be in brea california in oxnard california google that shit for tickets an info this episode tim robbins man i cannot tell you how excited i was that tim robbins greeted with podcast i mean tim robbins is he's just one of those guys you know i was just exactly the right age when he started during movies he started outduel out of the teen comedies that i watch when i was team and then he evolved into a fucking incredible performer and he does a lot of amazing work with actress going for swallowtail about his new show here now which is premiering february xi on hbo and hbo now and hbo go it's alan ball and it is the show's fantastic after a watch the first two episodes and you should watch it it holly hunter's in it it's just a fucking great show and i also want to support the actress gang which is a theater group that he founded my god 30year over thirty years ago they're doing show called the new colossus at the actors gang theater in culver city previews begin february eight opening night is february 17th.