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‘wolf of wall street’ writer talks film’s most ‘disturbing’ details

This interview originally appeared on MTV News. When you’re writing a script called “The Wolf of Wall Street,” you’ve got to be a bit of an animal yourself. To adapt former stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s tale of extravagance, loose morals and general craziness on Wall Street in the ’90s, Terence Winter spent years tussling with the […] Read more…

she’s his g–damn kid too: mara wilson on ‘mrs. doubtfire’ 20th anniversary

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. When she was five years old, Mara Wilson played the painfully cute, precocious youngster from “Mrs. Doubtfire” (and later “Matilda”), her pale face and big eyes framed by a brown bob with bangs. Twenty years after her film debut as Natalie Hillard in “Doubtfire,” which premiered November 24, […] Read more…

questions and answers with domhnall gleeson

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Domhnall Gleeson, Hollywood’s newest leading man would like to stress two things: His new movie is super weird, and he’s really hungry. Gleeson, 30, leads Richard Curtis’ (“Love Actually”) quirky new time travel movie, “About Time.” Not quirky in that the protagonists wear glasses and have bangs (well, Gleeson’s […] Read more…

director’s cut: richard curtis on ‘about time’

This interview originally appeared on Film.com. Richard Curtis probably somehow had a hand in making your favorite rom-com. He wrote and directed “Love Actually,” and wrote “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill” and “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” among many others. The latest proof of Curtis’ ability to make you happycry is his newest writer-director effort, […] Read more…

director’s cut: diablo cody on ‘paradise’

This interview originally appeared on Film.com. Diablo Cody likes plenty of things: Writing, leopard print, vintage Destiny’s Child jams and coining cultural catchphrases (“honest to blog,” anyone?) all make the list. Directing, however, may not make the final cut. Cody, who won an Oscar for her debut screenplay “Juno” and can even make idle chat […] Read more…

questions and answers with paul giamatti

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Paul Giamatti has made his name as an actor since the early ’90s, and it seems like he’s in literally everything these days. For example, he’s a Canadian ex-con struggling to make a legitimate living selling Christmas trees alongside Paul Rudd in “All Is Bright” (out in theaters and […] Read more…

questions and answers with anthony mackie

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie.  Anthony Mackie, who plays a supporting role in this weekend’s “Runner Runner,” isn’t about to tell you whether he appears in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but he will recommend lunch digs in Harlem. He’s just that kind of guy. Mackie plays Agent Shavers, a government operative in Costa […] Read more…

‘gravity’ producer david heyman launches his career into orbit

This interview was originally published on Film.com. Director Alfonso Cuaron and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney have been on the receiving end of most of the (justified) praise for “Gravity,” out in theaters October 4, but another barely-mentioned man deserves to grab hold of the edge of the stellar spotlight as well: Producer David […] Read more…

questions and answers with tony danza

This interview was originally published on NextMovie. We all know who the boss is at this point, but that doesn’t make Tony Danza any less entertaining. The 62-year-old actor has a standout supporting role in “Don Jon,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut about a Jersey guido (played by Gordon-Levitt, who also wrote the film) who can’t […] Read more…

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