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Elle Fanning Has Empathy, Luck, Friends

In the gritty-yet-sensuous jazz biopic "Low Down," teen actor Elle Fanning gives her first performance depicting a real-life subject... who was on the set every day to watch. Elle tells Rico about it, and reveals the secret to stardom.

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Jason Schwartzman Is More Likable Than He Thinks

Jason Schwartzman, known for his more lovable roles in projects like "Rushmore" and "Bored to Death," tackles the Philip Roth-inspired 'angry literary man' archetype in his newest film, "Listen Up Philip."


Joel Edgerton on Lies, Guilt, and Our Need to be Loved

Australian movie star and screenwriter Joel Edgerton explores morality in "Felony" -- the tense indie thriller he stars in and wrote. He also touches on jumping into the "Olympic sized swimming pool" that is Ridley Scott's forthcoming Biblical epic "Exodus."

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Jeffrey Tambor’s Professional Transition

Jeffrey Tambor plays the transgendered parent at the heart of "Transparent" — the critically-acclaimed new dramedy series from Amazon, which manages to be poignant, sensitive, and funny. He tells Rico about the immersive prep he did for the role, and about his, like, totally spacey Bar Mitzvah, maaan.

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Mia Wasikowska on Discrete Cameras and Docile Camels

Mia Wasikowska played Alice in Tim Burton's remake of "Alice in Wonderland," and Jane Eyre in Cary Fukanaga's retelling of that story. In "Tracks" she portrays the real-life Robyn Davidson who trekked across the Australian desert with just four camels and a dog.

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The Joyful Secret of Mel Brooks’ Success

Mel Brooks is responsible for writing and creating some of the most classic comedies of the Twentieth Century, including "Young Frankenstein" which is being re-issued this month to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary.


Daniel Radcliffe and the History of Everything

The actor best known for playing Harry Potter tries to create a new kind of on-screen magic in "What If," his first romantic comedy lead. He also tells Rico about the dining habits of blue whales, and why "television" was the "LOL" of the '30s.

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Elisabeth Moss, on a Roll, Gathers No Stones

Elisabeth Moss has spent 22 years in the spotlight, and only seems to be picking up momentum. This week, her newest starring turn hits cinema screens. "The One I Love" is a drama, romantic comedy... and surreal thriller.