In anticipation of her upcoming film Downsizing, Wiig discusses her Hollywood beginning at The Groundlings improv troupe which led to her breakout role as series regular on Saturday Night Live, where she earned five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. From the small screen to the big screen, Wiig expanded her repertoire to include both comedic and dramatic roles in films such as Mother!, The Martian, Skeleton Twins, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Despicable Me 2, Welcome To Me, Ghostbusters, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and the upcoming Where'd You Go, Bernadette. In the episode, Wiig recounts her journey to writing, producing and starring in the Oscar nominated film, Bridesmaids, and how she created many of her iconic characters in Saturday Night Live including the Aunt Linda and Sue the Surprise Lady.
Well-known for his many leading roles in hit romantic comedies including How to Lose a Guy In Ten Days and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Matthew McConaughey reveals his unorthodox break into acting with his first major role in Dazed and Confused and which film made him a household name in one weekend. Viewers will also learn if his wife, Camila Alves, believes McConaughey upholds his charm off-camera and how he came to the career-defining decision to set out for riskier and more serious characters, including his debut television role in new series True Detective.
After making her mark in the industry with memorable appearances in films such as Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, and The Fighter, Amy Adams discusses her multifaceted career leading up to her standout performance in Columbia Pictures' American Hustle. Her lead role as a con-artist in the Academy Award nominated film earned Adam's her first Golden Globe win and fifth Academy Award Nomination. Adams has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and six Screen Actors Guild Awards.
A candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people laugh for a living. This funny and heartfelt documentary contains original interviews interlaced with personal footage of life on the road; all from a comedian's point of view. Once you take this step behind the curtain, you will never look at these funny folks the same way again.
Christopher Nolan's professional career spans 19 years, from 1998's Following to this year's 'Dunkirk'. The journeys undertaken in his films, however, are rarely so linear. A second can last the blink of an eye or it can slow down, freezing time. For a man with no memory, years can collapse into half-forgotten fragments, while what passes for one hour on a distant planet is years on another. From Victorian magic shows and the battle for Gotham to the multiple perspectives of armed conflict, time is elastic in a Christopher Nolan film and the experience of watching one is never less than riveting.
Annette Bening has established herself as one of the finest screen actors of her generation. After a decade in the theatre, culminating in a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Tina Howe's Coastal Disturbances, she made her feature debut in the comedy The Great Outdoors (1988) followed by a commanding performance as the Marquise de Merteuil in Valmont (1989). But it was the perfect projection of sass, charm and sexual frankness in playing Myra Langtry, a con artist in The Grifters (1990), that made Bening a star and for which she received her first BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.