Entries by illeanadouglas

John Landis PART 2

Part two of the John Landis interview is here! John talks with Illeana about “Animal House,” “Trading Spaces,” (with a great Ralph Bellamy story), and gives some inside scoop about Eddie Murphy. GREAT interview, friends. Listen in! Listen on iTunes here.  John’s book, Monsters in the Movies is available on Amazon. Click here!   

John Landis PART 1

Brilliant director, screenwriter, actor and producer, John Landis is with Illeana in our very first TWO PART interview! In part one, John talks about how he knew he wanted to be a director at the age of 8. He began his illustrious career in the mail room at Fox, and tells a story about signing […]

Matt Chesse

Academy Award nominated editor, Matt Chesse is on the podcast this week with Illeana. They discuss his films, “Finding Neverland,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Monster’s Ball,” “Kite Runner,” and more. He talks about editors being the “the plumbers of the movies,” growing up in the Bay Area, and his unexpected meeting with Daniel Craig. Such a good […]

Allan Havey

Comedian Allan Havey is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They talk about his 80s-90s talk show, Night After Night, how he got the bug in Catholic school, and the “longest straight line in show biz.” Great interview! Listen here on iTunes. Allan’s website is here: www.AllanHavey.com

Alan K Rode

Writer, historian, actor and producer, Alan K Rode is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They dive deep in to Director Michael Curtiz’ films [Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954)], Pre-code films… this is a great in-depth interview! Alan is here on Twitter.  Alan’s book, Michael Curtiz: A life in Film is available here. […]

Marshall Bell

Actor Marshall Bell is on the podcast with Illeana this week. From his film roles, which include “Birdy,” “Capote,” “Stand By Me,” “Total Recall” and “Starship Troopers,” to his TV roles in “The X Files,” “Deadwood,” and “The Newsroom,” Marshall has had an amazing career. He talks about while he wasn’t yet an actor, his […]

Curtis Armstrong

Actor and author Curtis Armstrong is on the podcast this week. From his early films, “Risky Business,” and “Revenge of the Nerds,” to TV roles on “Moonlighting,” “Lois and Clark,” and “New Girl,” Curtis is a man with a lot of stories! He talks about his early film influences (“The Music Man”), how he kept […]

Diedrich Bader

Funny, talented, story-teller extraordinaire Diedrich Bader is on the podcast this week. He and Illeana talk about his unintended “pranking” of Anthony Hopkins, his “stage debut” playing Charlie Chaplin, his work on Veep, American Housewife, and the Drew Carey Show, his film work, and an absolutely can’t-miss story about Chloris Leachman. We needed more time… […]

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold is on the podcast with Illeana this week. The talks about the first time he met Daniel Day Lewis, films from “True Lies,” to “9 Months,” to “Happy Endings,” a great story about visiting the Fountain of Youth with Sharon Stone, his date with Phyllis Diller, working in a meat packing factory, and […]

Alec Mapa

The brilliant and talented Alec Mapa joins Illeana this week. They talk about their love of 70s disaster movies, growing up in San Francisco, and being an understudy on Broadway. “It’s like being an animal in the woods… in a cage.” Fantastic show! Don’t miss it! Follow Alec on Twitter here. Find Alec’s Comedy Special, […]