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12:17

Jonathan Banks embraces 'not being very pretty' as 'Breaking Bad' hitman

The actor played the character of Mike Ehrmantraut for 13 years – first on the TV series Breaking Bad, then on its spinoff, Better Call Saul, which ended earlier this week. Originally broadcast in 2015.

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43:17

For Oscar Isaac, life — and acting — is all about impermanence

Isaac says the bonds he makes on set are both meaningful and transient. The actor is nominated for an Emmy for his role in Scenes from a Marriage. Originally broadcast Oct. 21, 2021.

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52:30

As 'Better Call Saul' wraps, Bob Odenkirk reflects on his life-changing heart attack

As the Breaking Bad prequel and spin-off Better Call Saul wraps up its final season, series star Bob Odenkirk and show runner Peter Gould talk about the show.

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43:13

Remembering 'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta

Liotta, who died May 26, started out playing a nice guy on a soap opera. Then came his tough-guy roles in Something Wild and Goodfellas. He was also in Field of Dreams. Originally broadcast in 2016.

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52:30

Country star Tim McGraw travels back in time to '1883' with wife Faith Hill

The Paramount+ series is the first time McGraw and Hill have appeared together on screen. Before they filmed, they attended "cowboy camp," to learn some basics. Originally broadcast April 19, 2022.

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36:42

Pamela Adlon says 'Better Things' has been an exaggerated version of her life

Adlon's FX series, which just wrapped up its final season, centers on a single mom of three who's also trying to help her elderly mother and keep her acting career alive. Originally broadcast in 2019.

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43:10

Alexander Skarsgård lost his voice — and found catharsis — as a Viking berserker

Stockholm-born actor Alexander Skarsgård says he had to work against his natural tendencies for his latest movie, The Northman, a violent epic set about 1,000 years ago.

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33:48

For 'Severance' star Adam Scott, there's no separation between work and home

Adam Scott's previous credits include the sitcom Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies and the cult favorite Party Down. He says that unlike the experience of his Severance character, in his line of business there's very little space between what he does and who he is.

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