As the Zoom window on my laptop flickers to life, I come face-to-face with the pointy, alien head of a hairless cat. This is Esau, Mayim Bialik’s deceased Peterbald; she uses a picture of him as her Zoom profile. Over the next hour, we will discuss Bialik’s new movie “As They Made Us,” which opens in theaters Friday and marks her screenwriting and directorial debut, and how she wrote it to process the death of her father, Barry, from multisymptom aphasia, a debilitating neurological disease that robs the body of basic functions.
When you write about the movie industry for a living, you quickly come to realize there's just as much drama going on behind the scenes as there is on screen. It's why I welcome the reminders that there are, in fact, those in Hollywood who are not only courteous in the way they treat their co-workers, but are more than willing to help them out for selfless reasons (the same way people in any other line of work do).
Paul Simon Tribute Draws Oprah Winfrey, Garth Brooks, Jonas Brothers, Eric Church, Dustin Hoffman and More
What were the odds that the Recording Academy would honor the woman that many consider the greatest living female songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and great living male songwriter, Paul Simon, within a week’s time of one another? And yet that’s what happened as last Friday’s pre-Grammys MusiCares tribute to Mitchell in Las Vegas was followed Wednesday in Los Angeles with “Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon,” both with spectacularly curated lineups worthy of the feted. And although the Mitchell night is not set to be publicly aired, the good news for fans is that the Simon salute was filmed for a future CBS broadcast and is destined to be one of the highlights of the music-TV year.
"Inventions That Changed History" Right at the top this week we have a star-studded exclusive clip from actress Mayim Bialik's feature debut "As They Made Us." The family dramedy stars Dianna Agron ("Glee," "Shiva Baby"), Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory," "Florence Foster Jenkins"), Candice Bergen ("Miss Congeniality," "Book Club"), and Dustin Hoffman ("Tootsie," "The Graduate"), with a script penned by Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory," "Call Me Kat"). Justin Chu Cary ("Black Summer"), Charlie Weber ("How To Get Away With Murder"), and Julian Gant ("Call Me Kat") round out the cast. Quiver Distribution will release the film on April 8, 2022, in theaters and on all VOD platforms.
‘Jeopardy!’ Co-Host Mayim Bialik’s Directorial Debut Has Unveiled A Drama-Filled Trailer Starring Dustin Hoffman
Mayim Bialik’s career is experiencing something of a (sorry in advance) big bang. And TMZ’s report from last year about how Mayim was Sony’s first full-time Jeopardy! hosting pick (before the Mike Richards fiasco), but was too busy to take the job, is starting to make a whole lot of sense. Not only does she star in Call Me Kat, but Mayim stepped into the director’s seat, too.
The star of “Tootsie,” “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Marathon Man” is attached to a major motion picture that will be shot in Binghamton later this year. Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman will have a role in the movie adaptation of Binghamton native Everett De Morier’s genre-defying novel, “Thirty-Three Cecils,” according to Kelly Fancher, a location scout and freelance producer who will be migrating to a staff position on the movie production team.
More often than not, auditioning can prove incredibly stressful for an actor. You could be brought back in to audition over and over and over again to the point that the process seems futile. Plus, the more you keep coming in for a certain role, the higher your hopes become of actually getting the part. For projects that have the resources, actors far into the process will take part in a screen test, which basically serves to mimic the circumstances of doing the part without actually doing it. You work on a set, alongside a crew and other actors, and if you make it this far, you have a strong shot of earning the role.
Quiver to Release Mayim Bialik’s Directorial Debut AS THEY MADE US Starring Dianna Agron, Simon Helberg, Candice Bergen, and Dustin Hoffman
Quiver Distribution announced today that they have acquired and will release Mayim Bialik’s directorial debut feature, As They Made Us, on April 8 in theaters and on all Video-on-Demand platforms. Starring Dianna Agron and Simon Helberg, with Candice Bergen and Dustin Hoffman, the project was written and directed by “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik and wrapped production in New Jersey last year. Additional cast includes Justin Chu Cary, Charlie Weber, and Julian Gant.
For the first time since the daytime talk show premiered in 1997, Bill Murray sat with the panel on The View. During the appearance, Murray discusses a wide variety of topics, including some of the longtime actor’s most iconic film roles. And, among these roles is one that is arguably one of the actor’s most popular roles; despite it being entirely uncredited.
One of the more famous vehicles to grace the silver screen could soon be yours in real life. The 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible from Rain Man will hit the block later this month at Bonhams’s Scottsdale Auction. Movie cars hit the market all the time, this marks the first time the beautiful roadster has been available since Dustin Hoffman acquired it after filming. Rain Man—which won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay in 1989—tells the story of two brothers, Charlie (played by Tom Cruise) and Raymond (Hoffman), who couldn’t be more different from one another and only get to...
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Dustin Hoffman believes it is time someone else enjoyed the iconic Buick from the Academy Award-winning film, “Rain Man.”. Hoffman, 84, who won an Oscar as best actor for his portrayal of Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 film, bought one of two 1949 Buick Roadmasters featured in the movie 34 years ago, according to Bonhams, the London-based auction house that will be handling the sale. The cream-colored convertible will go on the block at Bonhams’ sale on Jan. 27 in Scottsdale, Arizona.