He's appeared in over 100 films and TV shows, but you still might not know his name. In his memoir, The Dangerous Animals Club, actor Stephen Tobolowsky talks about falling in love with comedy — and playing characters who are always on the story's fringes.
In his latest film, Paul Giamatti plays himself, or a version of himself: A neurotic actor who has his soul frozen to relieve him of his crippling anxiety. He joins Fresh Air to talk about life, art and blurring the lines between.
The new comedy The Man stars actor and comic Eugene Levy. He's appeared in numerous movies, including memorable roles in Splash, Bringing Down the House, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and the American Pie movies.
His memoir is The Good, the Bad, and Me. Wallach's long career on stage and screen, included spaghetti westerns of the '60s and the Godfather trilogy. He won a Tony for his role in Tennessee Williams' Rose Tattoo. (This interview was initially broadcast on Nov. 13, 1990.)
He also stars in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, now out on special edition DVD. Wallach has had a long career on stage and screen, starring in many spaghetti westerns in the 1960s, as well as in the Godfather trilogy. He won a Tony award for his role in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo. He will appear in the upcoming film, King of the Corner, to be released later this year. Originally broadcast Nov. 13, 1990.)
INT. 2: (a) Syndicated cartoonist Matt Groening. Terry talked with him as he was about to launch his animated cartoon family "The Simpsons." Before that he was best known for his strip, "Life is Hell," which appeared in alternative papers around the country. (Rebroadcast of 9/9/1987)
Character actor Ned Beatty. He spent 15 years in theater before making his film debut in "Deliverance." Since then, he's played everything from a sinister executive in "Network" to a clownish sheriff in the Burt Reynolds film "Stroker Ace." In all, Beatty has acted in 37 feature films, and 44 television movies or series. (rebroadcast from 10/26/87). Beatty is now a regular on Barry Levinson's TV series "Homicide."