Guest of Honor

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Conflict and Crop Circles with Mike Leigh

Lauded filmmaker Mike Leigh is known for coaxing emotionally rich performances out of actors through unusual technique. His newest, "Mr. Turner," offers more compelling evidence of this skill.

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Michael Cera Sings the Body English

Michael Cera has been acting on film and television since the tender age of 9, but his current turn as Warren in "This is Our Youth" marks his Broadway debut.

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Bryan Ferry Reveals the Source of His Songs and Style

Bryan Ferry is known both for his solo work and his hugely-influential 1970s-era band, Roxy Music. Last year, he had a hit with his jazz orchestra's work for Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby," and now, at age 69, he has out a new record, "Avonmore," which might be 'solo,' but it's the product of extensive (and star-studded) collaborations.

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Ego, Earth, and Anjelica Huston

Actor Anjelica Huston discuses her new memoir, "Watch Me," which focuses on her personal life and Hollywood career, and she reveals her two tips for overcoming airline anxiety.

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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.