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Sissy Spacek On Advice She Gave To Robert Redford About Quitting Acting, And Words Of Wisdom She Got From Jack Lemmon – The Actor’s Side

Sissy Spacek

She may have started out modeling, and to be a musician , but the acting world and film fans are grateful she didn’t stop there because Sissy Spacek has blessed the movies with a career of brilliant performances that have resulted so far in numerous classics, awards, and six Oscar nominations starting with her first for her immortal Carrie in 1976 , and continuing with memorable roles in the likes of Missing, The River, Crimes Of The Heart , In The Bedroom , and of course… Read


Glenn Close On Why ‘The Wife’ Means So Much To Her, And The One Role People Won’t Stop Asking Her About – The Actor’s Side

Glenn Close The Actors Sde

Glenn Close has been nominated for an Oscar six times but has never won. Many pundits think this egregious oversight just might be rectified this year with her performance in The Wife, the story of a woman largely responsible for the literary works that actually won her husband (played brilliantly by Jonathan Pryce) the Nobel Prize. With Oscar-nominated turns in films like The World According to Garp, The Natural, The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and… Read


Robert Forster On Ups And Downs Of 50 Years In Movies And Why ‘What They Had’ May Be His Greatest Role – The Actor’s Side

Robert Forster

If ever there was a journeyman actor it is Robert Forster. In the latest edition of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, he describes in detail the numerous ups and even more numerous downs in a career that now spans a half century. He also tells me his latest film What They Had, in which he plays a man in denial about his wife’s journey into dementia, is perhaps the greatest role he has ever been given. He offers thanks to first-time director and writer Elizabeth… Read


Ricky Martin On Personal Connection Behind His ‘Versace’ Emmy Nomination And Using It To Promote Change – The Actor’s Side

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin has always been known for his superstar singing, but every now and then he takes on an acting challenge to change things up. That is exactly what has resulted in the former General Hospital star’s first Emmy nomination, for playing Antonio D’Amico, Gianni Versace’s partner, in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Martin is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie opposite two other co-stars of the FX… Read


Milo Ventimiglia On His Second Emmy Nom For ‘This Is Us’, And Life For Jack Pearson After Death – The Actor’s Side

Milo Ventimiglia

Riding high with his second consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as Jack Pearson on NBC’s smash hit This Is Us, Milo Ventimiglia is having his greatest television success to date in a career that has included numerous series including Heroes, The Gilmore Girls, Mob City, Chosen and lots of others. The role of Jack though, the father of three in a unique role that is seen in flashbacks, has catapulted him. In a recent visit to the set of… Read


Jennifer Jason Leigh On ‘Patrick Melrose’, Tarantino & Taking On Risky Roles – The Actor’s Side

Jennifer Jason Leigh

From Last Exit to Brooklyn and Single White Female to her Oscar-nominated turn in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, there can be no doubt Jennifer Jason Leigh is one of the most interesting, and certainly most prominent, risk-taking actors around. Since bursting on the scene as a teen — most notably in Fast Times at Ridgemont High — she has proven to be a star who consistently takes on challenging and often gut-wrenching roles in a career that has been always… Read


Jason Bateman On ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Ozark’, Controversy & Career Expansion – The Actor’s Side

Jason Bateman

With the return of a fifth season (over the course of 15 years) of Arrested Development and high praise for the Netflix series Ozark in which he stars, directs and produces, Jason Bateman has a lot going on right now — not to mention a well-reviewed movie comedy hit Game Night earlier this year. We talked about all that and more in the latest episode of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side when Bateman visited our studio the other day. The actor, who has been on TV… Read


Mandy Moore On Spanning Generations In ‘This Is Us’, Spinning Rapunzel Into Gold & Being A Pop Star At 15 – The Actor’s Side

Mandy Moore

As Rebecca Pearson, the matriarch on NBC’s mega-hit series This Is Us, Mandy Moore was Golden Globe-nominated for its first season and part of the SAG Award-winning ensemble cast. She is being heavily Emmy-buzzed this season for the role that sees her spanning both generations of the family — often in older-age makeup as she moves back and forth 30 years through the life of this wife, mother and widow. Episodes in which she dealt with the death of her husband Jack (played… Read


Mandy Patinkin On Seven Intense Years On ‘Homeland’ & Why Nobody Will Let Him Forget ‘Princess Bride’ – The Actor’s Side

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin is truly a star, as they say in showbiz, of stage, screen and television, having won multiple Tony nominations and a win as Che Guevara for Evita, as well as a Golden Globe nod for Best Actor Comedy or Musical opposite Barbra Streisand in Yentl. On television, he has received no less than seven Emmy nominations including a 1995 win for Chicago Hope. Perhaps his most indelible role on the small screen, however, is the one he currently has as Saul Berensen on… Read


Thandie Newton On Going ‘Solo’ In ‘Star Wars’ And Ruling ‘Westworld’ – The Actor’s Side

Thandie Newton

It is a big week for Thandie Newton. Not only does she have a role in Disney/Lucasfilm’s stand-alone Solo: A Star Wars Story, expected to be a juggernaut this coming Memorial Day weekend,  but she also is coming off Sunday’s powerful episode of Westworld in which her “host” character Maeve Millay joins others in entering Shogun World, a place she can’t crack until she starts speaking Japanese. The episode of the HBO series, in which Newton was Emmy-nominated last season… Read


Penélope Cruz, In Cannes, Talks Working With Husband Javier Bardem & Emmy Buzz As Donatella Versace – The Actor’s Side

Penelope Cruz

While I have been in Cannes for the past several days, I stopped by the rooftop of the J.W. Marriott right along the Croisette and taped a new episode of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side with Oscar winner Penélope Cruz. She made a big splash here with the opening-night film Everybody Knowswhich co-stars her husband Javier Bardem and was directed by two-time Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. Cruz ramped up the glamour quotient here in the early… Read


After Comedy And Podcast Success, Marc Maron Wrestles With Newfound Fame In ‘GLOW’ – The Actor’s Side

Marc Maron

It took one character by the name of Sam Sylvia to convince Marc Maron he could add serious actor to a résumé that includes comedian, world-class podcaster, Grade A talk-show guest, radio personality, book author and many more titles in a quirky, successful career. But in the Netflix series GLOW he hit it right out of the box in Season 1, winning not one but two SAG award nominations including Actor in a TV Series, as well as a Critics’ Choice Awards nom for the same role… Read