Celebritology 2.0: Q

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Ewan McGregor talks ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,’ movie musicals and getting shout-outs from Christopher Plummer

The very busy actor chats about learning how to fly fish, Christopher Plummer’s Oscar win and more.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Anthony Mackie: 'I'm the most famous actor from The Wire who has never been on The Wire'

Anthony Mackie alongside Kerry Washington in "Night Catches Us." (Anneke Schoneveld Photography via Associated Press) You've seen Anthony Mackie in more movies, TV shows and plays than you can probably remember. His credits include everything from "Million Dollar Baby" to "Notorious" (in which he played the late Tupac Shakur) to "The Hurt Locker," the Best Picture winner that put him and his co-stars in the Oscar spotlight. Now Mackie can be seen onscreen in "Night Catches Us," a Spirit Award-nominated indie drama directed by Silver Spring native Tanya Hamilton that focuses on the rekindling of a relationship between former members of the Black Panther movement. Mackie recently talked via telephone about the film and pretty much any other subject that got thrown at him, including his fake love-making with co-star Kerry Washington ("we were, like, in a hallway on laundry"), his desire to appear fat and bald in a...

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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/25/2010

Talking with John Hawkes, star of 'Winter's Bone'

John Hawkes is one of those actors who looks familiar, but that moviegoers and TV viewers can't always place. That's because -- after 20-plus years in the business -- he's played so many roles that it's almost impossible to tie him to just one. A self-described character actor with a pretty vast range, he's appeared in studio pictures ("The Perfect Storm," "Identity," "Miami Vice"), indie films ("Me and You and Everyone We Know," "Wristcutters: A Love Story") and on numerous television series, including "Deadwood," "Eastbound and Down" and "Lost." John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone." (Roadside Attractions) Most recently, he's been winning strong notices for his role in one of the summer's most well-received indie films, "Winter's Bone," a film that serves as a chilling, immersive antidote to the fantasy land of the summer movie season. Hawkes, 50, recently called from Manhattan -- where he was taking a brief break from...

By Jen Chaney  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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