May 27, 2012 |
Before taking on the lead for "The Newsroom,"HBO's intense drama exploring the behind-the-scenes frenzy of a cable news network, Jeff Daniels received some counsel from the man formerly known as Tony Soprano. "James said, 'Get sleep,'" Daniels said, recalling a conversation with James Gandolfini, Daniels' costar in the smash Broadway production of "God of Carnage. " The star of"The Sopranos" was trying to warn Daniels, whose wide-ranging career had been mostly anchored in movies and theater, about the grueling demands of a high-profile TV series.
October 25, 2010 |
Happiness is overrated. At least, that's what Gabriel Byrne believes. "There's too much pressure to be happy in this culture," insists the Irish star of HBO's therapy drama "In Treatment. " "We're constantly told that happiness is so accessible, but life isn't like that. Life is a gradual process of acceptance. Once you understand that, you can find some measure of contentment. " As he lounges on an old sofa at HBO headquarters in New York ? the kind of couch that Freud could've read a lot into ?
March 1, 2010
SERIES Inside the Actors Studio: Director James Cameron ("Avatar") is James Lipton's guest in this new episode (7 p.m. Bravo). How I Met Your Mother: The gang tries to convince Ted (Josh Radnor) that Tiffany (Carrie Underwood) is stringing him along. Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: Jake's family meets the two finalists before Jake makes his final decision in the season finale (8 p.m. ABC)
October 1, 2009
Polanski case: An article in Tuesday's Section A about Roman Polanski's arrest in Switzerland misstated actress Debra Winger's role at the Zurich Film Festival. She is president of the festival jury, not the festival itself.
October 4, 2008 |
FOR A period in the early '80s, no one could do it like Debra Winger. She was just 25 years old when she made "Urban Cowboy," and her emotionally ferocious performance sent shock waves through the movie world. In the film, when she asks costar John Travolta if he's a "real cowboy," audiences could immediately grasp what Winger was all about: Here was the kind of woman who craved the truth and had to seek it out. In 1982, she gave Richard Gere all he could handle in "An Officer and a Gentleman."
July 30, 2008 |
Big Hollywood studios will take a back seat at this year's Venice Film Festival, with the competition lineup highlighting independent U.S. cinema, Italian productions and Japanese animation movies. Last year, U.S. and British movies dominated the lineup, with nearly half of the films in the main competition. This year, only five English-language movies will vie for the top prize at the world's oldest film festival. It opens Aug. 27. Among them is Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married," starring Anne Hathaway and Debra Winger in the story of an ex-model returning home for her sister's wedding after spending 10 years in and out of rehabilitation centers.