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INTERVIEW: Jeff Bridges

Bridges, director Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. would literally act out sequences during primitive rehearsals, Downey taking on Bridges’s role and vice versa, to find and essentially improvise their way to full scenes, the actor recounts. Bridges says that the entire production was probably saved by the improv prowess of the film’s director and star.

“You’ve got the suits from Marvel in the trailer with us saying, ‘No, you wouldn’t say that,'” Bridges remembers. “You would think with a $200 million movie you’d have the shit together, but it was just the opposite. And the reason for that is because they get ahead of themselves. They have a release date before the script, ‘Oh, we’ll have the script before that time,’ and they don’t have their shit together.

“Jon dealt with it so well,” Bridges continues. “It freaked me out. I was very anxious. I like to be prepared. I like to know my lines, man, that’s my school. Very prepared. That was very irritating, and then I just made this adjustment. It happens in movies a lot where something’s rubbing against your fur and it’s not feeling right, but it’s just the way it is. You can spend a lot of energy bitching about that or you can figure out how you’re going to do it, how you’re going to play this hand you’ve been dealt. What you can control is how you perceive things and your thinking about it. So I said, ‘Oh, what we’re doing here, we’re making a $200 million student film. We’re all just fuckin’ around! We’re playin’. Oh, great!’ That took all the pressure off. ‘Oh, just jam, man, just play.’ And it turned out great!”

Bridges says those “suits” keep telling him, “It’s just a comic book. Maybe we’ll bring you back.”
improvisation  film  acting  movies  actors 
13 days ago by po
actix/actix: Actor framework for Rust
Actor framework for Rust. Contribute to actix/actix development by creating an account on GitHub.
rust  actors  github 
18 days ago by snahor
How Daniel Craig Engineered A Smart ‘Bond 25’ Finale with Director Cary Fukunaga
What Daniel Craig wants, Daniel Craig gets. And what he wants is to make his own version of “From Russia with Love” (1963), arguably the best of the James Bond movies and Sean Connery’s favorite. And now, with the signing of Cary Fukunaga as director, it looks like Craig’s going to pull it off for his fifth and final outing as 007.With the sudden departure of director Danny Boyle, “Bond 25” is now on track setting a February 14, 2020 release a nice Valentine’s Day present.Which is to say, that Fukunaga is tailor-made for ending Craig’s tenure as Bond with style, smarts, and visceral action.As other art-house directors have learned — Sam Mendes (“Spectre,” “Skyfall”), Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace”), Lee Tamahori (“Die Another Day”), and Michael Apted (“The World Is Not Enough”) — the trick is to bend, but not break Bond, and that’s where Boyle overstepped his bounds.Craig’s Bond can combat Russia’s cyber warfare and global meddling with intelligence and muscle. And even greater insight, since Craig recently paid a visit to the CIA to see first-hand how intelligence gathering is conducted in the real world.Then again, maybe Craig’s Bond can finally have some fun, too, while bidding farewell to 007: the superspy who’s become the venerable “half-monk, half-hitman.”
movies  actors  filmmakers  legends 
26 days ago by thomas.kochi
Wild and witty 'West of Central' gets a stylish premiere at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis | Star Tribune | September 19, 2018
The principal performers do lovely work. Tack-sharp and self-assured, Austene Van packs heat. She’s well matched with (Theatre and Dance professor) Harry Waters Jr. playing an enigmatic man with whom Thelma thought she had a natural bond. Vernon (Waters Jr. ) operates on many planes at once and Waters cultivates a sense of mystery. Stephan Yoakam '75, known for playing Shakespearean monarchs, brings gravitas to his role as a genial Machiavelli who may reward someone — or kill them. One more Macalester connection - the play is at Pillsbury House Theatre where the Co-Artistic Producing Director is Faye Price '77. The play ends October 14.
macfaculty  macalumni  PillsburyHouseTheatre  classof1977  classof1975  theatreanddance  actors 
4 weeks ago by macalestercollege
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agency for dops actors voice overs technicians
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4 weeks ago by vish2vish
Video Credits - TV Tropes
At the beginning of the Closing Credits, a short clip of each of the major characters is shown and caption shows the actor's name. The clips are usually from scenes earlier in the show/film, but sometimes they might be extra footage.
credits  movies  film  tv  actors  roll_call  rollcall 
4 weeks ago by thecore

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