The Script That Saves Denzel Washington’s Acting Career

tiff2017_romanjisraelesq_11_rgbWhen it comes to acting, few are better at the craft than Denzel Washington. When historians look back at the two-time Oscar winner’s career on stage and screen, he will undoubtedly be ranked among the all-time greats. And that makes it all the more surprising that there was a time when he almost had to give up on his acting career and take a “real” job. Washington told us about his dry spell and the life-changing role that ended the drought. 

Denzel Washington stars in Roman J. Israel, Esq., which opens in theaters Friday.

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Get Emotional Watching ‘This Is Us’? So Does Mandy Moore!

NUP_179606_0269.JPGMillions of people tune in to This Is Us each week because they’ve become emotionally invested in the Pearson family and their stories. Many of those viewers find themselves surprised or even shocked by some of the heart-wrenching plot twists, and one of them is Mandy Moore. Even though she’s one of the show’s stars, she still watches on Tuesday nights. And while she’s already seen the scripts and knows what’s coming, seeing her fellow cast members’ performances hits her just as profoundly as the average viewer. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mandy Moore)

This Is Us airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.

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‘Seinfeld: The Complete Series’ Debuts On Digital Via Sony Pictures

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Seinfeld is one of television’s most iconic and celebrated shows, and now it finally is able to download on digital via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Fans of the show, along with being able to download the entire series, can also purchase individual episodes from its nine series (the show debuted in 1989). Some of Seinfeld’s most memorable episodes include ‘The Muffin Tops,” “The Bubble Boy,” and “The Soup Nazi.”

Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the New York City set show centered on the lives of close friends Jerry Seinfeld,  George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and their eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards). During its run, the show won 10 Emmy awards and averaged over 30 million viewers per week.

Click on the media bar below to hear Seinfeld talk about the show’s lasting impact:

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Gael Garcia Bernal Talks “Rich” Experience Of ‘Coco’ Storytelling

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The animated film Coco centers on Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a youth who dreams of becoming a celebrated musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Through a mysterious series of events, Miguel travels through the Land of the Dead where he meets a trickster named Héctor (Gael Garcia Bernal) who helps him uncover Miguel’s family history.

“There’s nothing like the communal, collective aspect of watching a movie,” said Bernal about the film which celebrates Dia de los Muertos. “I cannot stress enough the importance of that and especially when we are seeing something about traditions of humanity. This is a tradition that is not exclusive to Mexico. In a way it is the color, it is the tone, it is the music of Mexico, but it is something completely universal. I think it is important to see it with a full audience to hear the laughs the sobbings.”

Click on the media bar to hear Bernal talk about what makes Coco a special viewing experience:

Coco opens nationwide Wednesday, November 22.

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How ‘The Good Doctor’ Has Changed Freddie Highmore’s Views On Autism

When he landed the role of Dr. Shaun Murphy on The Good Doctor, Freddie Highmore knew he faced a daunting challenge. So he did as much research as he could, because he wanted to portray the brilliant, autistic surgeon as realistically as possible. Along the way, he discovered intriguing things about autism that he never knew, and he says his perception of autism has completely changed as a result. (Click on the media bar below to hear Freddie Highmore)

The Good Doctor returns with new episodes Monday February 26 at 10/9c on ABC.

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