Documentary Filmmaker, Producer, Director, and Writer Bob Weide joins Illeana on the podcast today. From his early days covering his cultural heroes in documentaries, to Curb Your Enthusiasm, to British series Mr. Sloane, Bob’s career has run the gamut.
A huge film fan, Bob talks about using a yellow-highlighter to scan the TV guide for old films every week, Woody Allen’s “idea drawer,” and the process of making movies (are you making Citizen Kane, or are you avoiding catastrophe?). Don’t miss this one.
A few pics from Bob’s illustrious career.
His website is here. (That’s where you can find his films!)
Actor Titus Welliver joins us in studio today. You may know him from shows like NYPD Blue and Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy and the Good Wife. He’s currently starring in Bosch on Amazon.
Titus plays “The Repetition Game” with Illeana, talks about the time Al Pacino spit on him, and Bill Paxton’s “act of grace.” And then there’s the story about the time he had Thanksgiving with Peter Sellers and the Beatles. You won’t want to miss this one.
Comedian Dana Gould is on the podcast today. There are stories about meeting Charlton Heston, his fascination with Planet of the Apes, and how he “became an actor so that he could become a writer.” It’s a wonderful and VERY entertaining interview. Listen in!
Funny, lovely and talented actress Thora Birch joins us on the podcast today. She talks about growing up on film sets, the joy and pain of playing Harrison Ford’s daughter, and some great inside “scoop” about working on American Beauty, including the never-ending casting process, and when she finally heard she got the job. Great stories.
Director Joe Dante is on the podcast this week. He and Illeana talk about how working for Roger Corman was his “film school.” How editing is the best preparation for directing, and the hilarity that ensues in the DVD commentary for his hit film, Gremlins.
The amazing, talented, funny Fred Willard is on the podcast today. He talks about his comedic influences (Abbot & Costello and especially Danny Kaye), attending military school, and what we all want to know: What it’s like working with Christopher Guest.
Check this one out!
Fred’s on Twitter here @Fred_Willard
His website is www.FredWillard.com
From feeling like she was, “Shot out of a cannon,” with the film Doom Generation to living in Italy, to starring in Jawbreaker — the “originator” of the mean-girl-style films, Rose McGowan talks about her love of acting, being an itinerant gypsy, disappearing into roles, and how fame affected her.
And she sings the praises of the original Parent Trap movie… describing it as “flawless.” Listen in!