How one long-forgotten tale of heroism changed the lives of the world’s luckiest young actor and the superstar who believed in him
Louis Zamperini knew a thing or two about waiting. The Olympic runner turned U.S. airman spent 47 deadly days living on a raft after a 1943 plane crash and subsequently survived two years as a Japanese prisoner of war. Still, when he sold Universal Pictures his life story in 1957, ... More
Directors Zeke and Simon Hawkins on the thrill of filming in South Texas
When it came time to film their debut directorial effort, Bad Turn Worse, brothers Zeke and Simon Hawkins didn’t just conjure up a South Texas landscape, they actually moved there.
The movie, which is based on a story by Dutch Southern and Justin Duprie, takes place in a Texas town where three ... More
Tommy Savas on his new political thriller, State of Affairs
Some of the U.S. government’s most closely guarded secrets will never be known by civilians. Others end up on network TV. On NBC’s new series State of Affairs, a cast lead by Katherine Heigl portrays a crack group of CIA analysts whose job is to brief the president on the ... More
Inside the minds of the actors who gave 2014’s most astonishing performances
Initially, Robert Duvall says, the jury was out when it came to The Judge. “It didn’t appeal to me,” he recalls. “I really needed time to think about it.”
Nevertheless, he came to love his role (opposite Robert Downey Jr.) as tough-as-nails Judge Joseph Palmer. The part required Duvall ... More
Chris Lowell on “Beside Still Waters,” his directorial debut
Chris Lowell is used to being in front of the camera; he’s appeared in everything from Grey’s Anatomy to The Help and Veronica Mars. But when it comes to working behind the scenes, he’s still a novice. Or he was before Beside Still Waters, a new film that Lowell not only wrote (alongside his writing ... More
The rising rockers hit Salt Lake City and get real about life on the road
When Ex Cops hit the road earlier this fall in support of their just-released sophomore album Daggers, the members of the duo weren’t expecting to find themselves communing with nature.
“I live in Denmark, so I’m always close to nature,” explains Amalie Bruun, who sings and plays keys for the group. ... More
Our favorite sports stars get candid off the playing field
Athletes like Serena Williams, Dennis Rodman and Paul Pierce reveal what really goes on when the ball isn’t in play. These stars and more share their greatest adventures, biggest regrets and style favorites. Time to get in the game!
Nick Young’s School of Swag The L.A. Laker is one ... More
Joely Richardson tells Nancy Bilyeau why playing Emily Dickinson is the role of a lifetime
Among the musicals and large-cast dramas, the superheroes and the tragediennes, a play is running at New York City’s Westside Theatre that is devoted to one woman, and she is someone who lived and died in the 19th century, famous in the Massachusetts town she lived in her whole life for ... More
In her candid new memoir, Anjelica Huston tells the story of life and love in Hollywood
Anjelica Huston knows a thing or two about Hollywood. The actress, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor, has starred in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grifters, among other cult favorites films.
In her latest work, a second volume memoir titled Watch Me, Huston ... More
Whenever we think of ballroom dancers, Fred Astaire is the first name that springs to mind. And whenever we think of Fred Astaire, we picture his effortless style and rakish charm. After all, the man was famous for wearing a necktie as a belt, proving that a little bit of ... More