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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
Actor, producer and Emmy and WGA-winning writer, known for “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Spanglish,” and “Coach,” Phil Rosenthal is on the podcast with Illeana this week. They talk about his favorite films (“Godfather 1 and 2 but NOT 3”), whether or not people can be taught to be funny, Mary Poppins, and some of the […]
Known for his vast repertoire of celebrity impression voices, celebrity icon, Rich Little joins Illeana via Skype from Las Vegas, where he’s performing 4 shows a week. They talk about how the first film he saw (A Christmas Carol) inspired him for many projects in his career, his beginnings working in a movie theater, celebrities […]
Producer Brad Wyman is with Illeana this week. He talks about the first movie he saw (spoiler: it’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), how independent filmmaking has changed, the most important roles of a producer, and how “it’s a magic trick every time” to produce a film. GREAT interview. Check it out. It’s here on […]
Actor, Director, Producer Griffin Dunne joins Illeana on the podcast this week. They talk about his four-decade spanning career, working at Radio City Music Hall, having dyslexia, his famous family, and the “rat-a-tat-tat” he shares with Illeana. Don’t miss this interview. Listen here on iTunes.