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"wallace shawn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Thursday, November 11th, the actor Wallace Shawn is 77 today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President elect Joe Biden has spoken to a number of foreign leaders since being declared the winner of the 2020 presidential race. NPR's Anthony Kuhn says Biden offered reassurances and phone calls with the leaders of Japan and South Korea. Biden spoke to Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka and President Moon Jae in on Thursday morning, Tokyo and Seoul time All three leaders reaffirmed the importance of the decades old alliances with the U. S. Biden restated the position of past administrations that the US is treaty obligations to defend Japan include the Senkaku or in Chinese Deluge islands in the East China Sea administered by Japan, but also claimed by China. Moon and Sudha both pledged to cooperate with Biden on the cove it pandemic and climate change. Biden has pledged to end the Trump administration's policy of pressuring allies to pay more for the cost of stationing U. S troops in their countries. Anthony Kuhn NPR NEWS Seoul, Biden says longtime adviser Ron claim will be his White House chief of staff. Playing served in the same role for Biden when Biden was vice president in the Obama administration, claimed also worked as President Obama's Ebola's are during the outbreak in 2014. Control of the Senate will come down to January runoff elections in Georgia now that Alaska's Republican incumbent has officially won reelection, Andrew Kitchen men with Alaska public media reports. Alaska Republican Senator Dan Sullivan defeated out gross, the Democratic nominee. As it stands, the Republicans control 50 Senate seats. The Democrats have 48, including two independent to caucus with them. A runoff election in Georgia on January, 5th will determine to Senate seats and control of the chamber in the race for Alaska's Soul. US House seat Republican Don Young one 25th term. For NPR News. I'm Andrew Kitchen men in Juneau. President Trump was declared the winner of Alaska's 2020 presidential contest yesterday and its three electoral votes. New York and New Jersey, or among the latest states to tighten their coronavirus restrictions amid spikes in cases. NPR's Brian Mann says they include curfew's starting today and tomorrow, bars and restaurants in both states will start closing their indoor seating at 10 P.m. every night. Jim's also face that 10 p.m. curfew. The states are also restricting home House parties to just 10 people, officials say Halloween and football parties have been major spreader events, and they're worried about the upcoming holidays. The two states have seen roughly 50,000 covert 19 deaths so far between them. That's NPR's Brian Mann. Tropical Storm Ada made landfall a short time ago along the Gulf Coast of Florida, not far from Cedar Key. That's about 60 miles southwest of Gainesville. This is NPR news from Washington. Kentucky's governor says a bridge linking the northern part of his state with Ohio is expected to be shut down for days has follows a fiery crash involving two large trucks. Nobody was injured, but authorities say they had to use drones to inspect damage to the Brent Spence bridge because of the heat from the fire. It was fueled by 400 gallons of diesel fuel. One of the trucks involved in the crash was hauling potassium hydroxide. That bridge carries about 160,000 vehicles each day. This year's Masters golf tournament gets underway today in Augusta, Georgia. It was postponed to November because of the coronavirus, his Greg Echlin reports. Tiger Woods won it last year. Woods has won the Masters five times. But after back problems resulting in four surgeries, last year's victory was improbable, Dramatic and in his view, unforgettable is, he recalled the last hole. Yeah, that was one of the most. Uh I mean, I still get chills. Just think about it. Feelings, you know, coming up 18 and And knowing that all I have to do is just to put that because of the Corona virus, this year's masters will be played without fans for NPR news. I'm Greg Echlin. The Los Angeles Lakers say because of the Corona virus, they plan to begin the next NBA season without Spectators being allowed into their home arena, the Staples Center, the team says it will reassess the health risks as the season progresses. The Lakers won this year's NBA championship. Now Futures are down 155 points this morning. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington. Support for NPR comes from Carnegie Corporation of New York, supporting innovations.
'The Princess Bride' cast is reuniting for a virtual table read, Democratic political fundraiser
"Leaves a table read of the Princess Bride script as a political fundraiser. The cast of the Princess Bride will reunite virtually for a table read fundraising event. Further Wisconsin Democratic Party fun storming the castle. The film was written by Rob Reiner, who has been a vocal president. Trump critic and starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn Billy Crystal, who are all participating with Reiner and Patton Oswalt moderating the event will be Livestreamed September 13th at 4 P.m. Pacific Time. Wisconsin is one of the key states that Donald Trump flipped in 2016. Both the president and Joe Biden each visited the state this past week. Michelle Pelino. Fox News,
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Beam Me Up: A Star Trek Podcast
"So make sure to hate it. Yes. We are definitely hitting it and I'm super excited to get to it I've got. A couple of extra viewing episodes for you though, and these are all deep space nine episode ready. Okay. All right The first one up is called tax. This is an episode where Jet Zia goes on trial to see if she can be held accountable for the actions of her past hosts. So this one gives you a really good look into what a trill is and how true is made up. I. This was one of those episodes that I like bad episode. Really, good episode and made me keep watching Dax was one of the. So I really wanted to show it. But honestly, this is one of those that I have to cut even though I like it a lot the next one I want to give you is an episode called shoeless very funny. You made your your comment earlier about you. This is definitely a episode it's the only episode of Deep Space Nine I will. Tell you that and Culas is I'm GONNA give us an extra viewing. There's two things about one it is. It's actually the third part of a three part series of episodes of that. Go back to two extra viewings. Gave you with next generation called Captain's holiday and Cupid, and then there's this one and these these are a little more fun Kinda he. Type episodes, Mosul episodes are. Like the Middle One is the next generation crew gets sent back to the days of robinhood and Kasbrols of robinhood. So when you see warf as Mary merryman with tights shirt, he has a light goes. I. Am not so Merry Man. Funny The thing about this episode that I just have to tell you because it's such a, it's such a monumental piece. We're not gonNA watch it just because of it, but there is a point where he was talking to Cisco and Cisco Punches Q.. Okay. Hugh look something he goes Picard never hit me. CISCO'S I'm not Picard. It's a great moment as I pointed out in this episode. Not Picard. Yes. Rate Moment and the final one I want to give you is an episode called the Nagel this is firing Yep assode and all I have to say I have two words. In a g U. S. The negus and is basically like the president of the of the ring like he's the guy. He's played by a guy named Wallace Shawn. I am familiar with him yes. Yes. Inconceivable and all of that it's bad guy is we will catch up with the negative on another episode. So I'm not going to give you this one. He's kind of the locks on a troy of deep space nine though like he pops up every once in a while he's very like this is this huge presence this huge character people of some people hate him but it's it's Wallace Shawn and boy does he just you're GonNa love him when we get there but I'll get back to US extra viewing. All Right Matt that's going to get it for us. For this week on. A star Trek podcast hey, what did you guys think out there of past prologue am I crazy for including it? What episodes of season one?.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"People. They think. They have quite Beta yet, but. Maybe. They think that they would have if there hadn't been. I don't know. Food stamps, but it's not only just the trump base, right. I mean you. You brought up a Bernie Sanders like so much of the liberal establishment. If you think back to the way that that they talked about him, and and conceived of his campaign or communicate with the messages, they communicate it to the public through their newspapers and. Channeled cable channels and whatnot on something as simple as universal healthcare. There there. All these ways around it a from people. Who are you know? A good liberals down the line who believe in all the right things and support the right causes book comes to something as simple as universal healthcare found all of these ways to mystify the issue or distract themselves from it or or say that like actually it's impossible or Up for what is deep down inside their own belief, like not everyone does deserve the same quality of healthcare. Yes, what I because I deserve it in some way like I I've worked for. It gets back to this original thing of like you know. Why am I? In in the position of my life of being a good, you know upper, middle class, liberal and a major American city. Well I think it's it's People feel. That if they're in a good situation. They deserve it i. mean either because they've worked hard or. Even because they're good, people are people almost I mean to use a metaphor. I suppose the artistic world people who are very successful artistically who are. Make money as artists. They believe that the best artists rise to the top at are discovered and become successful. And They're skeptical of the idea that there are good. Artists are great artists who are neglected and who right now are broke or not very well recognized It's just the way. People seem to be whereas obviously. People who are not doing well. Don't believe that they think that. Yes, it's quite possible for a great artists to be ignored and. Not Do very well. Okay last question for you while Sean I I assume you are in New York City at the moment I am Yes. Okay, around where you are. Are you experiencing of hearing fireworks after dark? And if so, what do you make of this This firework craze going on in New York right now. Is it innocent summer, fun or something more menacing? I think it's it's the UNOBTRUSIVE. Saying that we exist and I think it is. My reputation I hear tremendous about fireworks by is. That People are setting off the fireworks precisely so that. We would all ask ourselves. Why is there? It's it's only June. It's the fourth of July it. Why are they setting off these fireworks? Who are they? Why are they doing something illegal and unexpected? And you know I think it's a form of expression which I think. Looting is also you know it's a form of? Saying you know we we'd cyst? and. Obviously. alluded. Store can. represent the the You know the end of some very good person's dreams whereas fireworks are, don't hurt anybody. To both are Forbes of expressing that same sentiment I think. A sort of a a a a break with the unintrusive social order. Yeah, it's wave saying. Be quiet anymore I'm I want you to see me while Sean I. Want to thank you so much for spending time with me and. Sending them to talk things over very much. Thank you so much. Yes, terrific! This is a pleasure. Thanks a lot. Okay, you be well..
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Memorize them right for your a levels. We began in twelve o five if you text updates. Is it like amber alerts on your phone bill. But by the time you get to the nineties he is just like oh one of those like completely reliable comedic character actors in mass appeal like studios franchise and. Here's why he looks funny and he sounds funny. Looks like a muppet who fell into a magic bag of dust turned into a person. That's a David was saying last night over one are they to just get someone to admit some created. He wasn't experiment Conroy. Because IT IS UNBELIEVABLE. That man is lucky enough to both ends sound like that. You have one or the other and you're probably set for life as a character actor to have both the guy just fucking was born having hit a home run and you don't ever get the sense. This movie existing notwithstanding as evidence yes that he begrudged his mainstream career which is a nice thing right. I never full Eugene Levy and started just like you know pounding out clueless direct video sequels or whatever but he was always happy. It seemed to take any role. Yeah Right yes and I'm struggling to think of a good example of this right now. Maybe one will come to me later but I feel like there are other people like him who did not consider themselves to be actors. Ended up carving out a weird career in mainstream pop. Culture is like a character performer and kind of always talked about that and then lost it and then had to write a book about it called medallion schedule. He's your you're feeling very similar. Example in that you were like you came from the literary world you were a writer and then you start becoming more and more of a performer and started appearing and things as a character actor but you sort of like jumped into it with the same sort of relish that role right and because I had the the the example of Wallace Shawn George Clinton was a hero of my own. My doing these in television commercials not slumming right like this is paying the bills for my weird literary magazine. I'm living the life that I WANNA lead. And there's an employee like you get to work with people you really respect and really heavy things and you get to like the voice the cartoon character and just what you're also working with people really fun. Yeah it's fine but I feel like there are other people like Walsh against who snobs. Kate snobs hate them about slobs pro- You gotta be pros. Lost his loves and this is a snobs versus laws. Showdown it is yeah you WANNA SNOBS VERSUS SLOB. Show masterbuilder based on. How many people would do that? We're here. We showed up to talk master builder. I just minutes and then we got some Playmobil side. Wallace Shawn has been driven in his life through an appreciation of fun. Yes and for him. This is fun yes. He lied percent He wanted to get together with the entrance great work. Let's explore this AIRBNB space. Let's make a movie about the topic that is on the tip of everyone's tongue that no one is discussing. Which is the innate. Fuck ability of Wallace was whether or not he has inception powers which is sort of master builders that was incredible even bedridden in fucking Nike Jumpsuit. Women cannot stop kissing him so master. Builder yes ridden. Eighteen ninety two by Henrik Ibsen of course is about a master builder. Screaming makes makes expert tank. They called it. The architects called key distinction was the master builder or in Norwegian of Master Soul Cluster. Builder sold us. What a difference in a makes that was their whole idea was like we're going to put our own spin on. This is not the master builder. This is a master builder right which to me presented the idea of like. Oh this is going to get pretty loose adaptation and have never read the play or seeing production. I have read. This feels like it is just translating into a different language and putting in a house I thought it was going to be inspired by play. But it is the most Shawn's Shawn's translation and but it is you know the the bones are there. You know that it's that it's the it's in play because although this would seem to take place in the present day in somewhere in the United States probably nyack Yup in English. Everyone's referring to this architect master builder. Yes are they never been used and there is a weird for language very formal and they also point nonstop trying to solve the Ragnar problem. Say Ragnar Master. Builder and architect to is nearing the end of his life. He's really sick at the beginning. He's got at least one nurse that you might meet later. Who knows. That's the thing that is more their addition that he publicly sick rats not in the. He's in the play. At the end he falls off the tower right. They keep sort of hinting. Went up there right? Who whereas in this movie? It's just a dream and checkoff plays you got guns on. Its Tower in place wreaths on tops of Towers. And this is very important. Because the master builders nearing the end of his life. He has no he has. He's no longer interested are capable and making his most famous his most famous architectural detail which is to add to add phallic towers to everything live literally. Can't get an erection anymore. He also doesn't want to cede control to anyone else. He's I hate doing this. I no longer get excited. I don't think it's worth giving them my art and Ragnar is like I can step up. And he's like it is a play at is a play about many watching us. I never read the play. Yeah and I'm like you know what this is a Goddamn English class. Yup but it's kind of interesting. Yeah I'm glad to have been introduced to this play. I'm blood through watching this movie. I never need to read or CA production of this. I can act as if I know Henrik. Let me save masterbuilt. I feel like if we saw the three of us. Rolled up to a Broadway or off Broadway production of a master. Builder probably get a lot out of it. Well I think he's belongs in theater and is far more engaging when you're really locked in with it right you know like and when people call things stage sometimes. They're being a little harsh and they just mean that something's intimate right but this is the definition of stagey fill it is filmed theater. Gets your film theatre you mean you even feel you know when those act breaks are happening totally because we cut to a hedge and then come back to the house anytime so play in three acts. Maybe four I D- I detected three act where it was clearly. This is yeah clear. They're coming to ahead. Clueless as well on stage. They resetting marketed by the set changes. Scratch exactly right yeah. They moved to that back office right like act to master builder. Soul Nest Is is is an anxious about seeding his career to his assistant. Ragnar course who is his best friend? Who is a plate and no offense this actor whose name is Jeff Beal but played with the energy of someone hitching sprint product? I mean like he comes into suits looking up his name. Elephants this actor Hank late and I'm like this is a ragnar here again. Like this is GonNa be a showdown and he's just like I thought you wanted me to be the master builder. Ragnar come on. You gotTa bring in dear and the headlights look at his face. The entire. Here's about to say like with verizon you have more coverage than any other right and say you know out of respect. I looked them up as well because I was like. Who the fuck is this guy? He is at the time of this recording or earlier. This year nominated for Drama Desk Ward for best lead actor in a play. I forget what play it isn't? It was like maybe. I mean he has respect one hundred percent and legitimate theatre actor who is drowning in this film right and most me drowning. I don't know I think that it was probably very hard to figure out takes. I think so too how to perform this material. I think there is A. I don't think that Wallace Shawn I was was giving a clear idea of what the other people should model for. What for how? You're GonNa perform this very now. Highly stylized formal language in a natural setting. And that's the big thing it doesn't feel like Demi was doing much other than figuring out how to film the thing right. I do not feel his fingerprints. As an actor's director in this feels like that was certainly more Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory's territory. Perhaps watching this movie. I kept on like googling to be like I know last time I googled five minutes ago. The last time I pause this movie the results were zero but a has to have been wrong. It feels like this was a production that ran at Bam for two weeks and then they filled it. Yes except there was no production. Know everything about this field that there was a relation. I couldn't find any evidence of a production. Certainly anyone to know. There's no way anyone has a computer here. Oh wait a minute tame a second would you? What's the top Sam's look? Hey Laptop it's hard to search for masterbuilder stage productions. There have been many pedia page for the movie. I felt like in the silent about the translation. No the owner. You know what maybe it was the age say. Go ahead sir. Because the movies wikipedia pages spark it's sparse. It's mostly just that Demi really liked here is here by Lisa. Joyce Lisa Joy. We have a lot to talk about at least with all of L. at the door I'll check Amini opened the door. Okay let me see Corinne. Buying bling bling this CECCHI..
Interviewing Kieran Culkin from the Show 'Succession'
"I'm thrilled to have Kieran Culkin right here in this chair this one yeah. You've got a couple of people from the show L. in this chair. Haven't you yeah Brian had Nick Brown Bron. I if I had my way I have. Everybody should just bring them all work their way the way where are you gonna go. Here's here's the one who had the Golden Globe nomination. That's true. Did you Robin Thicke. It faces yeah. They were all so mean. They helped me down and kick me in the each one. Just wondering how that happens when you're on a show and then somebody get singled out do they just not mention it or do they say congratulations. Oh they all say congratulations and then. I'm taking off the box like who hasn't said it yet at six. PM Kim Jeremy Strong whereas my congratulations but they could say it in a certain way because none of that none of that none of nobody. It's just good if things happen grace happy if there's like nominations that come in great if they don't great job great like yeah. I think everybody's having a really great time doing it and it's also the kind of show that just feels really collaborative feels like everybody's making this thing so when something like that that happens like the Golden Globe thing happened. It really didn't feel like it was a meeting. It felt like Oh cool. The show got thing and I think that's me trying to be like I didn't and get an emmy nomination but I kind of did because we all we all did. It's all there. You sounded like you had years of therapy when you said that it was just a look I'm still searching for therapists found yeah well. You are from one of the most functional families on television. This is definitely the Roy's or the Kokin okay there's no. I don't know you'd be the best judge who is worse. what's a functional family. They just haven't seen one yeah. I don't know they're all might have moments of functionality but we don't yes and I think with this show. It's a bit like they're not more or less kind of with all their power and money and all that stuff they're still just like like the rest of us equally is thank you can say any. I just wanted to say that you came in saying it sounds rhythmic and melodic coming from Your Lips. It's just incredible but I need the money in Jilin and to set this up because there are still some people that haven't seen succession what I don't talk to them saying they haven't seen it. They're behind behind on season one but now season two comes season one had gotten you know a lot of attention but now people are watching it more. It's got five five emmy nominations including best series so I'm sure your heads are even more huge and yeah you never before amazing racing with the biggest thing ever game of what people see you on the street. Do they recognize you now as Roman. Yeah I've gotten a few of those. and mostly people call me. That's actually happened a lot and it's not it's like I feel like they almost feel like you know Wallace Shawn Being People Oh yelling inconceivable at him when he walks on the street one thinks and they're like the first one to do that right like that. Show you're like. I know that's the show I mean. I realize I don't know but the the guy sure is high saw somebody mistake someone for you and rory said to his it could have been right yeah. I don't think so I would have known and they said there's no succession and I thought again. One of the great great compliment would be new. I haven't heard that one. I feel like they said no you the past when you were hailing a cab today. There's there's Mike that was great but his insults are just golden. They're just wonderful. When Roman says something to you. Yeah it's pretty great just no filter whatever comes comes to the brain and he handled the brother who is going through so many traumas and and is in Rehab and everything is happening and you know he's unshaved unshaved candle. He's looks like this do you help them to create these There's like okay so they write. It and it's pretty horrible. Some of the things things that Roman has to say and then some of the other writers they start throwing alternative lines out there and to my mind I think they would deny this but they get a little competitive with each other about like who can come up with the most horrible thing and then I want to play the game and I like throwing my horrible things that I can say from looking at what the guy dressed and stuff so sometimes. I don't like to let like if I'm insulting the actor. I don't like to let them know when it's mine and when it's there's sometimes if it's too insulting on Mike that wasn't me that we're not. GonNa use uh-huh well good goals. Try to make the extra go along because I have so many questions and I don't WanNa be too inside baseball just because the show's not what about me and it should be what I'm interested in yourself but yes it should but didn't allow but we should see a clip of you so so let's see here. He is Kieran Galkin in succession season two so you're not using. That's me that's me I recognize I yeah yeah look at that your idea to just sit on the yeah. I improvised that sitting up there. How cool probably with the glove in on the water just went right up. Stay saying that it's interesting because but those of you I haven't watched it yet the PEOP- The kids in this family this whatever it is it is an empire. I guess it is all want to take daddy's place place sure what's the case. You can make for Roman don't you. I think in a way he's sort of the most like his dad. which you know. I think that a lot of times makes really quick decisions and sort of just goes with gut sometimes and can be a real Pani. Ask kind of scary and I think Roman has that thing where sometimes if you know you get his attention. He's GonNa rip any. You and it can be a little scary so I don't know. I think there's a case for him. I thank you know he's done but he's smart. I think he knows how to basically a situation to his advantage and his advantages the companies then you know hearing you have this career. I mean everybody remembers you and your brother and home alone and we see that and that was just child actor stuff but I remember you most from Igby. It goes down and I saw that movie. I love the whole movie but what you didn't it was just amazing. Well thank you seemed to disappear yeah what what thousand to two thousand and two then where is he. What did you did dropped off the map kind of did like a bit of a freak out that movie came out when I was twenty and I kind of remember there were like some projects lighting up that I was suddenly being offered offered instead of auditioning for and that was a strange thing and I can't remember who but somebody used the word career and now I have a career. I found myself like twenty. I'm doing it for like fourteen years and never once made that decision for myself and I was like I don't. I never even questioned if this is something I want to do and I kinda just looked out and I think learned that a lot of people around that age kind of freak out about what they wanna do with their lives. I was just already kind of doing it but having having that same freak out at the same time but you're living it I mean because McCauley's started it in your family right. We actually started around the same thing yeah but his his success in home alone and I think the thing with that too is when I've always said that. If you get to witness or experience fame fame like that secondhand you would never pursue it. I don't think that's a nice thing like that's not exactly a nice thing that happened to him. At the age of not not in it wasn't nice for him to walk down the street and people like chase him and stuff. That wasn't that Nice so I'm if I'm sort of figuring this out now in real time. Maybe you're my founded charge anytime. You're great but it's that. I think if I started to find if I'm fit go back now and think about it when I was twenty. I started finding myself to be a little successful in things. We're coming probably had a bit of a panic. Let's roll this back when he tried to get some control over it because I've seen it. Get completely out of control with like a child what was happening in your family. You brought that up before who was saying to all of view you should act. You should be in this well. My father was an actor before I think he actually comes from a family of actors or performers of some kind of sort of like you know glass family type thing I think him and his three siblings all did some to some extent kids and then if I'm remembering correctly and sometimes times again information wrong like the are some neighbors ran over the stage managers of the theater nearby in the neighborhood so I think it got to a point was I was like. Oh we need a kid. I show my neighbor's got seven of them name of sex and age we got take here yeah and my father then kind of pushed that he like took headshots of us in like. I think it was like Rupert Park in New York and sent us on auditions and stuff and it actually kind of happened pretty quickly. You weren't born scarred by the family experience. No I just think it's like not a good relationship with dad no not with that but not not for that reason. He wasn't a good person overall but for that that kind of stuff. I think that was okay. I think at least my experience I actually can't really talk about what the siblings I think. It's funny is growing up at the family. You seven in all seven of us have living in the same place but having very different experiences
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Jesse thorn? You're listening to bullseye. My guest is the actor playwright and author. Wallace, Shawn, he's back as the loveable wrecks in Toy Story for out later this month. Do you think of yourself as an actor that really? I mean, I, I mean, life tends to be a bit for shortened, in one's memory. So really? The earlier years seem longer and the later years seem shorter. So to me, I was a writer from an early age and it grew naturally out of my life. And I still think of myself as a writer at, and then I, I sort of think. Oh, well, then there were these. Very quick years that came later in, which I took on another thing that weirdly, somebody offered me of being an actor. And I've, I've done a bit of that recently. I mean, I know that I was much more successful strangely as an actor, then as a writer. So I realized that most people who meet me, if they know me at all, they, they think gosh, I'm meeting that funny, little guy who's an actor. And then I say, no, no you don't understand. I'm very serious writer who you should take very seriously, and they sort of look at me and think, oh, I see. Well, that funny guy thinks that he's also. A writer and that I should take him. Seriously? How bizarre are you the kind of person who is comfortable, not being intensely judgmental of your own work? Or are you someone who sees your own work in terms of its flaws? You know, it's embarrassing to. Say it, but because of the way I grew up knowing writers who were well known and respected. I may have had an exaggerated idea of the normal amount of respect that one could to acquire. I mean that I may have had a, a false idea of how much a writer might expect to be respected, or liked. And so obviously, there are many people who would think I've received too much admiration and respect for by plays and the because some people think they're worthless. And I've always felt I've received an inadequate amount of admiration, and respect and so. Oh, it's been up to me to be on the side of my work. In other words, I it's been. Neglected or criticized the lodge, I felt so I have to like it. I'm one of the people who has to promote it somehow to myself. So this is in the background of the fact that quite honestly. I've tended to have a higher opinion of my own work. Then other people have had and I've tended to enjoy my own Mark horrible to admit it. Now, I don't let my work be seen by anybody until I've spent many years trying to make it as good as I can make it. So obviously in the process of writing, there's a lot of self criticism and destruction of pages. That seemed okay yesterday. But upon second thoughts, you sort of, think they don't make the grade. So the kind of nastiness toward my own work that goes on in private. But by the time something of mine has been performed or published. I tend to enjoy it. Of course, there are days. Days, I think for any writer when he looks at his own work in his is horrified. Or finds it had credibly boring are unbearable. But most of the time, I don't. Let's listen to you Wally in the Princess, bride from nineteen eighty-seven. You're the bad guy, the sky or one of the bad guys. This guy named visine who kidnaps, the Princess whose name was buttercup. So in this scene butter cups boyfriend or beloved Wesley comes to save her from you. And they get engaged in.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Well, it was there was something wrong with the way we thought and felt and there is something wrong in the human soul of the Americans, and I gave myself permission to change my life plan. Really? I previously had thought it was immoral to be an artist of any kind to us that sort of stupid word hardest. And in India, I sort of decided, you know, maybe that could be helpful in its own way. Maybe the people at home need help. Maybe if I became some kind of a writer, I could pitch in, in that area had you previously thought that art was whatever an active self-indulgence or something like that. Yes. And I still think that and I'm not sure that I was on the right track. When I decided that I really ought to give myself permission to be a writer. But yes up until the age of sixteen or so I'd always assumed that I would be some kind of artistic person, and maybe a writer, but then for several years, I turned against the aesthetic, the romantic that type of thing. So somehow India, drove me back to being the way I was when I was say fifteen and I'm still like that. But I'm still wondering, you know, I know I've had a lot of fun doing artistic things if you can call them that it's a shorthand. Let's just say it's been fun to write and put on plays and do things like that. But while I'm gonna give you full permission to use the word artist through the rest of. And not feel bad about it. Well, I think it's a pretentious word that doesn't really mean anything that assumes that you now a painter has the same goals and feelings as a writer, and as a as a composer, Mun. It's it's a little bit. It's not my favorite word. But thank you for letting me use it because it does it, it, it can make a person less long-winded. We'll have more with actor and writer Wallace Shawn after a quick break. He'll tell me about how the movie biz has changed since he started acting forty some years ago..
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I'm Jesse thorn. It's bullseye. My guest is Wallace Shawn, he's a character. Actor what am I favored character actors probably one of your favorite characters on screen? He has over one hundred eighty credits. He was in clueless. The Princess bride. He's had regular roles on gossip girl in crossing, Jordan, you might also know him as the voice of the T Rex on Toy Story, who moved my doodle pad way over here. Were you scared, tell me, honestly, I was close to being scared that time going for fearsome here, but I just don't feel it just coming off as annoying. He's also an OB award winning playwright and the author of several books. His most recent is called night thoughts. It's a collection of essays touching on topics like politics, morality and privilege Wallace is here with me. Now, while Sean welcome to bullseye. It's great to have you on the show. Great to be here is this really what you think about it night. Well, obviously, I'm regular in some ways, regular bourgeois person, and I think about the Ahrends that I haven't completed, and I think about the emails, I haven't treat her nd, but I suppose I do think about the things that are in my book quite a bit. They do intrude I was thinking about talking to you and I did. And I literally only realized the irony of that this moment like last night. I was it? My three year old came into. My bedroom and woke me up just as I was about to fall asleep. And I didn't fall asleep for another forty five minutes. And most of that time, I was thinking about. He's thinking about the fact that today I was going to be talking to, you know this is very flattering, and I'm deeply touched. I think that I rarely think about big questions at night. I think about little anxieties much more than I think about big anxieties. I mean as we record this yet let yesterday, the president did some saber rattling with North Korea who are apparently, now a nuclear power, and I think about that at all. I was mostly thinking about whether I was going to embarrass myself today. In some way. So I'm impressed that you're able to think about anything that actually matters. You know, when you're in that quiet thinking space, I, I'm just consumed by my personal anxieties in those times. Well, this is our life as, as a conscious human beings that we have a self that is, you know, preoccupied with the our own bodies, and what may happen to them and what's going to happen, you know, in the next twenty four hours. But at the same time, you know, we do have an awareness that, there are other people out there, and that too, there's a world out there. I think that we may have greater awareness of it, then people in the eighteenth century, you know, we're hooked into the whole planet. And that's. Something we can't fix. We are hooked into it. I mean, we can't change that. Do see it as something that needs fixing. Well, I just mean, that it, it ensure abusive leading a tranquil life, even in some ways being happy or cheerful. It's obviously difficult or impossible. If you're aware of things that are happening on the other side of the world because they're so violent and bloody and sickening. And people are in agony. So. I think probably if you were a farmer in the middle ages. You know you didn't worry about to what was happening in Syria. I mean you worried about what was happening on your farm, and there might have been a lot of agony going on there. And maybe there were neurotic people like ourselves even in the middle ages. And they worried about the small details of their lives. I suppose you got a Fulbright when you were ah very young man to, I think teach in India before India was as developed as it is today. Why did you go and do that?.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Impressed that you news number was one. It's like Wallace, Shawn great Howard. Rate is light. In the in the annals of like kickers, not being athletes. He said annal. There when they played in Super Bowl, whatever when they when they played the Redskins, and he got his kick blocked, and he didn't know what to do. Now. Also, it's a great moment. Not only that. But he was like a soccer player from like, Hungary or something at some point. All he did was kick the ball at some points. The phone guy. And he didn't know what to do with. It was a busted play was either blocker bad snipers. A block, and and you guys can watch. But positive for saying what I'm saying is upset this million times. The kickers really have nothing to do all practice. You know, what I mean kicked field goals, but they don't have a lot to do work. A little emergency drought case. Case game kick the ball against. In front of a cinderblock wall. The ball bounce back to them, and this and roll out with it and have some have some, you know, second tier coach run after with sort of like a pad or something waving their arms. Just to kind of just to simulate watch Garo does with the ball when it gets blocked by. And by the way, they're winning the game at this point maiming. They're gonna win in Washington. It's not scored a point. And here's what happens when Garo kicks the ball kicks. It it gets blocked now watch. What CARA does? A little kid playing on can't even make. He doesn't make a tackle. He could've made the Washington didn't score. This is the only score Washington half price as the ball. Benny baths it in the air, then only tackle the guy score. And he can't even push out of bounds. This is the only touchdown by the dolphins in the game. This is the famous undefeated the only undefeated team. Right, right. So yeah, I can play better football than that anybody away from the ball, and you did better push your mouth about down. It's the dumbest thing ever the guys running along the sideline. It doesn't weird fake move. Like I'm coming back in and he stops. And then just keep going push him out of bounds. That's part of you. Hear like interviews today with Larry Czanka, and those guys they still hate Garo for that. They're still hate them. They're still not they could have been the undefeated dolphins who kept out who shut out the Redskins Super Bowl. All right. Sorry. War garo. Wait, we have another one that was five certified fresh Jesus. Wow. Brian. They'll be no winners in. This was going to say there's a pyrrhic victory. No one scored under one hundred. That was exhausting. Gina grad come out of score of one hundred thirty seven. Yeah. Adam corolla? You're one hundred forty six. Which was just you slightly more down the podium. This is not indicative of of what the excellence that. We normally. And I hope you don't walk away with a bad taste about did Tia career make up enough ground at the end to make it onto the podium today for score coming in at one hundred. Sixty seven. For fourth place. There are no winners in this game. Well, 'specially bald Bryan with a score of one hundred ten. I would be proud of that. Don't clough. This is a game. By truecar. All full of life and happiness is ruined. My day. Parana three D has a higher score than the blues brother's -rageous. I think that's what I'm saying. All right. Let me tell you about truecar sixty seconds. That's how long this spots going to last. You know else you can do and sixty seconds..
"wallace shawn" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Ernest? Jim varney? Thank you. Jim Varney is no longer with us too. Yeah. He was the big slinky dog. Really? Yes. I loved Ernest goes to Christmas Ernest goes to jail Ernest Costa jails AllAire is Ernest. Don't forget my boy. Wallace shawn. He plays T Rex. Yes wall. Sean still with us cliff. Cliven from shares John Ratzenberger, you do you like the Toy Story franchise. I've never really sat and watched one all the way through listen. You know, me, man. I I'm not really a movie guy, nor am I acquire. But if you're a grown up with kids, and you don't tear up a little bit and Toy Story three where spoiler Andy the main. Character is too old for the toys any moves away to college and the toys are heartbroken and mom and dad or sad and Andy sad buckets grown ass, man. Tear buckets cut off my face, man. Just saddle buckets in Toy Story three. So. How are they gonna do? Toy Story for the new kid because at the end of three, you know, he goes with the new little girl, I believe that toys from like a garage sale and Andy gives them to the little girl. So I will maintain this. And I don't know if this is a hot taker what? But the Toy Story franchise, there's only three of them. They're the best three movies. There isn't a bad one in the bunch. I say it's the best franchise out there. Hot take. Because a lot of movies are really good. But then they have a crappy movie in the series like the Rockies are good. But then there's rocky five like.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on I Think You're Interesting
"And I like it when people paint their whole body, the color of the animals. So you're gonna wanna paint your whole face, yellow get that dog knows on there. Being creative to you don't want to just get like the course mask and I'm kind of sick of those. Yeah, but I was thinking very funny inappropriate. I every Halloween I asked people like, if you're if you're dressing and something in the show tweeted me, I'd love to see it. Yeah. And it's funny because I think if you are the kind of person who relates to a Princess Caroline, you're going to go all out on your Princess Caroline costume, which they're always so good ones are the most detailed. And if you're the kind of person who relates to Attayah vez than just the hoodie and a beanie is probably not as if you're Bo Jack? Yeah, you'll just get like a horse's head and a flask of something. I've seen some pretty good Todd's. I've seen some women dressed up as Todd that look really on. I also like like the really obscure ones like people dress as Wallace Shawn as beau Jack or sixteen Aquafina. We've seen some really good, Vincent adult man one. Yeah. How did your costume turn out? I don't know yet. We're, we're gonna find out. I'll probably just end up going something really terrible, which is what I usually do. So this, let's talk a little bit about this season season for which I think was my favorite. Well, thank you. But you structured it a little bit differently in. In that you didn't build it around around Pau check doing something awful so much. He, he almost became sort of a supporting character in his own show. So I want to start with Rafael wire. You think the idea of making it more of an insoluble came from? Yeah. Well, I think the, you know, the thinking from the beginning was how with every season of the show, we think, how, how can we continue to surprise people and not feel like we're doing things we've already done or that people are getting comfortably go, okay, it's this kind of show. This is what it is. This is what I can expect from it. And you know, I, I definitely do feel like the first three seasons. We do kind of develop a little bit of a pattern of how BoJ goes through and works through it. And so you know, we starting on season four. We were very conscious how we blow up this dynamic a little bit. And it was also just kind of looking at where we'd left things for the characters and where we were picking back up. And you know, we knew at the end of season three that Bujak Jack was gone somewhere, and we knew that there is this young girl that was trying to get in touch with him, and we knew that he had a history of destroying the lives of young women. We kind of. That dynamic is very interesting for the end of season three that you know, you've seen three seasons of this, and then there's another girl. And so then to then just play out that dynamic again with the new girl felt like our, that's that's you don't need season four to do that because you've told that story at the end of season. You know, you get that engine immediately and we've even in being season four replying with that tension and we're using that expectation. And so then it felt like, okay, well, then if he just screw things up with this girl, that would just be the same as what we'd seen and how can we, how can we push to new places with the character and with the story. And then also by nature of the end of season, three ends with him kind of burning a lot of the bridges of.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on The Librocube
"She had also in her booth. I believe her name and. She was inviolable I believe her name well, her not her name. I believe she is ceecee Causley CAC Qasr play. I think if I were to go on Instagram right now, I would see see her. That's an unplanned pun. She's very nice as well. Here we've got a couple of cuss players of the enemy variety, which is where a lot of my lack of knowledge will show through so there. Next, we have a new professional 'cause player who had not met before Evelyn. Thirteen. I've length thirteen. She was a wonder woman. She was actually in her. I remember one of the Ghostbusters was there that I recognize that we chatted for bit not too long ago on this podcast, reviewed a movie called shit was a ghost heads. I'm pretty sure it was a documentary about fans of Ghostbusters as really when you break it down of which he was in actually had a line. He wasn't dressed up or anything. I just of recognize him. So I think he's a little happy about that and very nice guy as all the on -tario Ghostbusters are can verify. So. Evelyn, thirteen, very, very nice. Is that lead speak? And I'm saying it wrong distinctly possible. Got a joker in a, oh shit. The Rocketeer Rocketeer. You haven't seen rocketeers too much in a while. At least I think it's a Rocketeer. K. moving onto Jesus Jesus. So a couple of Jesus. This guy had the Jesus main going for sure. He was very nice. I said. Quite often. 'cause players will ask this question, and the question is, how should I hold this? Meaning, of course, nude gain. And the quite often. In fact, every time I will say, however, you think your character would now when you say that Jesus and he holds it, you know, has if it were across that he was carrying. It's going to get a laugh out of me and it did next moving onto. I mentioned my love of professional to 'cause place to to thrown together, wants to everything in between. This is one of the most spot on ones. I, I don't know if it's one of those spot of ones I've ever seen, but definitely in the top like five for sure what's Walter white in. I think what did it was the guy actually looked like him. So he had on the the green shirt of the sort of the Walter white with the bandage on his nose broken. Black is black eyes and it just just so spot on was his play that really blew me away. Okay. I autograph of the conned was an inconceivable one. You might say. If you told really lame jokes, he would say that, but I wouldn't. So I didn't. I swear to God from Mr. Wallace Shawn who you may know from the Princess bride, probably primarily if I had to guess my favorite role of his has got to be the grand naggus from Star Trek deep space..
"wallace shawn" Discussed on WTMA
"Influence was was disproportionate as i said to his job child now his book is out and it is full of hilarious stuff the hbo video is hilarious of him coming to the realization and we're going to post it on you may have seen it already but we'll posted on the chris plante show web page in the facebook and so on it is just gold it is it's wonderful and it's edited down it's so hilarious tears of a clown comes to mind the great smokey robinson song and and we're going to play that for you and i have these passages about how barack obama he was with barack obama on election night when they discovered trump had one and hillary had lost and this was of course inconceivable as wallace shawn kept saying and and and the obama response the ben rhodes response ben rhodes wasn't fully in cheers like mark halperin and many other members of the media but he he went into a state of shock one of the articles i read today and said he was acting as though he adjusts seen his dog run over by a truck which was generous understatement i think but we have that for you it's it's wonderful it's hurt warming it's it's one for the books here and the the articles that quotes from obama the quotes from ben rhodes the stories about the democrats obama people on election night just wonderful and how they've kept such a close hold on this shows what a crazy little coal they are that we still haven't heard this stuff about what obama was doing on election night.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"Spent eighty seven years of their life there and their senior project was making the video game from the simpsons lawn by dinner with andre with full gavin it with all the controls tell me more and all of that trump bowl a full game a full game and if that kid existed i would have to give them all my money that would be to know the noble this by the way wallace shawn if you're listening please come on the show yeah come on the show while all sean come on chapo please or come town if you want the best game was the game that we played in yard about a lot and that i think that woman who could not handle us and wanted us to go away very much so should kick it for eighty three million dollars and you will get a fine soil book from me for a copy of that game what was the name of the game i don't man he learned a lot there butthead going on a guilt trip just fucking pointless a report on like the shape of the ice cubes and the soda that you had so as i mentioned earlier this has been a week of all just completely bleak and distortion news chief among that being what's going on in the gaza strip right now just the wholesale massacre of protesters by the idea i think we should let you know that we are going to have another episode about this topic speaking with guest who can speak more deeply and intelligently and from experience about this things i think it's an issue that warrants a deeper dive i will limit limit ourselves this week to i think discussing some of the media reaction to this has been really stunning and it really goes to show you just how into overdrive the propaganda arm of the is really government and isreaeli lobby in america is to not just a apologize or cover up this or.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Exactly all right so i feel pretty i gave it a fortyfive trouble give it a thirty five kendrick gave it a thirty one i feel like an idiot now saying forty five effort to sit it wasn't funny right at the lower that hers gave it a twenty three out of one hundred it's actually rated today i hadn't even thought about it for two weeks so whatever anyway it's all down their way below fifty not buttered of fishery not buttered we come back we're building the ultimate movie actor actor frankenstein's frankenstein's monster if you want to get technical here will be right back on lights camera podcast this spring you loved seeing the abbott family fear for their life in a quiet place will jim from the offices bring new the sequel to the celebrated horror movie and this time we're foaming a whole new family and it just got a whole lot out k which one a you little assholes touched the thermostat gilbert godfrey stores as new lucas amend trying to protect his wife play by roseanne barr onto that honey front and her brother played by wallace shawn what is going on here it is inconceivable in two husband played by jerry seinfeld god they're all dead everyone's dead they're all dead before they live but now they're not and making his film debut bill bill check all bell help on dine over here are see who survives possibly the best horse sequel ever made damn that's low bar in a quite police to some twenty nineteen.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Villian casualties that occur in conventional war the reality though was that in some so called targeted killing operations as many as nine out of ten people killed were not the intended target and they were as a matter of policy labeled e kia or enemies killed in action it was basically a macabre mathematical formula that was used by the obama white house widely to claim that no civilians or only a limited number of civilians were being killed the idea was well if we don't know who they are let's i label them an enemy that we killed unless someone posthumously proves that they were civilian or an innocent bystander it's pretty sick who can be held accountable when drone strikes kill the quote unquote wrong person or they hit innocent women and children or weddings funerals is at the president is it the cia or the military entities that authorized the strike that the soldier who press the button somewhere in a drone operation center what about the role that ordinary people play in all of this are we all complicit in this new sanitized robotic mass killing program a new audio drama evening at the house is going to be premiering next wednesday here on intercepted it's written by wallace shawn and i don't want to give away anything or spoil the plot but let's just say that it deals with this world of socalled targeted killing and the moral responsibility that we all should hold the play is set in a fictional world that closely parallels our own but it has some subtle and not so subtle differences.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Bookworm
"Except that it and enjoy their lives rather than being miserable then as i got older i became more and more infused with a sense of the injustice of their oppression and i thought were why don't these people get angry and why don't they revolt uh but that's a hard road to follow uh because it's it's it's not uh a guaranteed path to happiness ju two revolt hadden and happiness is something i respect so in a way in discussing this this the made and the the employer in the book i say that to they both know that it's it's a total fake they both pretend that the employer is superior and that there's a reason why the employer gives the orders and the housekeeper obeys every day day after day for years secretly they both know that it is it's totally arbitrary that really it could be the other way he adam and yet somehow the the housekeeper controls her anger because i i do believe that we all are born with a sense of justice and we have to overcome it if we're not going to uh be angry if we are in the subordinate position i think everybody is born knowing that they don't really deserve for example to be yelled at by their boss if they make a mistake and the book also goes into the fact that every once in awhile in in large populations of people there are rebellions am to what should our attitudes b to those rebellions uh it's an important question for the privileged of the world and the book even raises the possibility that.
"wallace shawn" Discussed on Bookworm
"I'm talking to moon shown and bone perhaps the deepest issue that a person who considers himself fortunate has to face on his book is called night thoughts it's published by the lovely people would he press to 75 paint just say you point out that sometimes victimization were the exploitation of the unlucky by the milky becomes the kind of charade you mentioned a woman who worked for a family before the man was married works for him still still picks up the children's toys simmons the table and you imagine sunday the chill pickup those toys and throw them in his face and find him that this of course will never happen that they have roles to play a charades it's going on and the it's even an enjoyable charade to both of them because they know what's a charade they in fact no one of them is not superior to the other it's just the enactment but this enactement becomes dangerous when sped across a culture and across the globe there are a lot of things in this book that that are about our issues that i've been upset about all my life because i don't quite know what side i come down on our i come down on both sides i certainly i i spent a year in india when i was quite young twenty one or so and uh i was moved to see that people who had a very hard lot in life in many cases uh.