Episodes
The second-generation Hollywood legend reflects on growing up in the shadow of Kirk, breaking into the biz as both a producer (he won an Oscar for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest') and an actor (he won an Oscar for 'Wall Street') and breaking away from the contemporary roles for which he's best known (including 'Fatal Attraction,' 'Basic Instinct' and 'Traffic') to play Benjamin Franklin in an Apple TV+ limited series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/02/24
Published 04/02/24
In front of an audience at the Boulder International Film Festival, the beloved character actor-turned-filmmaker reflects on his deep Hollywood roots, juggling acting roles like the ones he played in the film 'Ghost' and on the TV series 'Scandal' with directing gigs like 'A Walk on the Moon' and 'Conviction,' and his latest film — which he directed and stars in — about a boy with Autism and his protective father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/04/24
The trailblazing actress, who recently became the first Indigenous American ever nominated for the best actress Oscar, reflects on deciding to pursue a screen acting career despite the historically limited opportunities for Native Americans; almost walking away from the business after her award-winning performance in 2016's 'Certain Women' failed to create more opportunities; and how she wound up hearing from Martin Scorsese and tackling the part that changed her life and career. Learn more...
Published 02/26/24
In front of an audience at Chapman University, the Korean-Canadian filmmaker, who is Oscar-nominated for her autobiographical feature directorial debut, reflects on her transition from playwright to filmmaker, the biggest challenges that a first-time filmmaker faces and her aspirations for the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/24/24
In front of an audience at Chapman University, the trailblazing actress, producer, director and activist reflects on the unlikely path to her breakthrough role in the indie film 'Real Women Have Curves'; becoming the first Latina ever to win the best actress in a comedy series Emmy, for 'Ugly Betty'; anad landing a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for a performance highlighted by a showstopping monologue in Greta Gerwig's cultural phenomenon of a film. Learn more about your ad...
Published 02/22/24
The Irish actor who is Oscar-nominated for playing the father of the atomic bomb reflects on his unexpected shift from making music to acting, what led him to the beloved drama series 'Peaky Blinders' and what is at the center of his special six-film, 20-year collaboration with Christopher Nolan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/13/24
The Grammy-winning songwriter and Oscar-winning composer reflects on his legendary New Orleans music family, waging war against genres and being featured in and writing an original song that is now nominated for an Oscar, "It Never Went Away," for Matthew Heineman's Netflix documentary feature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/05/24
The admired veteran reflects on breaking into Hollywood with 'The Grifters' (en route to an Oscar nom) and 'Bugsy' (opposite husband-to-be Warren Beatty), standout turns in films ranging from 'The Kids Are All Right' to '20th Century Women' to 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' and taking on one of her most challenging roles yet as swimmer Diana Nyad in 'Nyad.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/23/24
The founding director of the Sundance Institute, who since 1981 has presided over the "labs" that help rising filmmakers to realize their visions, reflects on how she came to work for Robert Redford, what filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryan Coogler, Chloé Zhao and Darren Aronofsky got out of their time at the labs and becoming just the 43rd person — and only the 10th woman — ever honored with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Learn more...
Published 01/14/24
The legendary filmmaker reflects on the tug of war that he has always felt between his faith and the reality of his life, and how that has shaped the films that he has made; the origins and evolution of his special relationships with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio; how his latest film is sort of an amalgam of all of his prior films; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/12/24
The trailblazing filmmaker reflects on her circuitous path to the film industry, in which she originally worked as a publicist; the evolution of her social conscience; how her feelings about Hollywood have changed since 'Selma' and #OscarsSoWhite; and why she is so passionate about her latest film, which is about prejudice across history and geography and how the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, played by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, connected the dots in her book 'Caste: The Origins...
Published 01/09/24
In front of an audience at Chapman University, the sibling singer/songwriters return to the podcast to take questions from the host and students about their path to music, why they love writing songs for movies and how "What Was I Made For?," their Oscar-shortlisted tune for Greta Gerwig's acclaimed blockbuster, came to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/08/24
The Grammy winner and Tony and Emmy nominee reflects on her path from Greenville, South Carolina to Juilliard to Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' and Broadway, overcoming impostor syndrome and her fateful Zoom with Oprah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/03/24
One of our greatest character actors reflects on how the sudden death of his father motivated him to pursue an acting career, the different challenges of roles small and large and what it was like to reunite with Alexander Payne, 19 years after 'Sideways,' for a new film about a cranky boarding school teacher who is made even crankier by having to spend the 1970 Christmas break on campus with an aggrieved student. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/19/23
One of the most admired actresses of our or any time reflects on how a nomadic childhood led her to acting; the most important roles of her career, ranging from 'The Big Lebowski' to 'Far from Heaven' to 'Still Alice'; and her special relationship with filmmaker Todd Haynes, which has yielded five films spanning 1995's 'Safe' through a 2023 Netflix title about a woman who is married to a younger man she first hooked up with 20 years earlier when he was underage and who is now being observed...
Published 12/18/23
In front of an audience at Chapman Univeristy, the British actress/writer/director, who for 'Promising Young Woman' won the best original screenplay Oscar and became the first British female ever nominated for the best director Oscar, reflects on the roots of her interest in dark material, being handed the reins to 'Killing Eve' by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and what inspired her sophomore feature, which was just nominated for the best picture Critics Choice Award. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 12/14/23
Nearing his 60th birthday, the legendary singer/songwriter and rock star reflects on growing up biracial and half-Jewish, his greatest hits and his new Golden Globe-nominated tune "Road to Freedom." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/12/23
The 20-year-old Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, one of the world's biggest pop stars, reflects on her path to acting and singing, rocketing to mega-fame during COVID lockdown with "Driver's License" and writing songs for her two albums versus writing a song — "Can't Catch Me Now" — for a film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/04/23
The Brit described by her three-time collaborator Meryl Streep as "the best young actress I’ve worked with in some time, perhaps ever" reflects on how a childhood stutter led her to acting, taking on frightening physical and vocal challenges in film roles and playing the wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan's acclaimed summer blockbuster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/03/23
One of the all-time most distinguished producers of independent film — who has somehow never received a best picture Oscar nomination, despite credits including 'Boys Don't Cry,' 'Far from Heaven' and 'Carol' — reflects on meeting Todd Haynes and abandoning early ambitions to become a director, how 'New Queer Cinema' came to be and why she still bets on first-time filmmakers like Celine Song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/27/23
The Grammy-winning pop superstar opens up about her childhood split between London and Kosovo, breaking into the music biz with hits like 'New Rules' and 'Levitating,' the unique challenges of writing 'Dance the Night' for Greta Gerwig's summer blockbuster and releasing 'Houdini,' the first single from her forthcoming third album. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/22/23
In front of an audience at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, one of the premier writers and directors of stage and screen reflects on directing the original Broadway production of 'Angels in America' (for which he won one of his three Tonys), transitioning to film directing and, most recently, telling the story of the largely forgotten Black gay activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/14/23
In front of an audience at Hollywood's historic Grauman's Chinese Theater, for a panel convened as part of AFI FEST, Scott sits down with A. Scott Berg, Cameron Crowe, Nancy Griffin, Aljean Harmetz, Leonard Maltin, Kim Masters, Dennis McDougal, James Andrew Miller, Eddie Muller, John Pierson, George Stevens Jr., Michael Tolkin, Christine Vachon, Mark A. Vieira and Sam Wasson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/09/23
The Omaha-born filmmaker known for dramedies including 'Election,' 'About Schmidt,' 'Sideways,' 'The Descendants' and 'Nebraska' reflects on his differing feelings about writing and directing, the ways in which he casts A-listers and extras and reuniting with Paul Giamatti 19 years after their prior collaboration on his latest film, about three people who begrudgingly spend the 1970 Christmas break together at a New England boarding school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/03/23