For all his public antics Bill Murray can be a reclusive personality, who doesn’t give many lengthy interviews. Murray started his career as a comedic goofball, grew into a major superstar, then dialed it back and became one of our best dramatic actors. Along the way, Murray decided he didn’t want to live life in the public eye and all but removed himself from the Hollywood system. No manager, no publicist, just a special 800 number only people like Wes Anderson have. He only does things he really wants to do. Things like his latest film, George Clooney’s The Monuments Men.
Despite the critical response, it’s obvious Murray likes the film because he’s done so much press for it. He was on Jimmy Kimmel, and The Late Show, and did a one hour sit down with Charlie Rose. That last interview is embedded below and well worth a look, as we so rarely get to hear Murray speak candidly.
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Bob Iger, the president and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, was interviewed by Charlie Rose earlier this week. If you’re interested in the industry, or just the future of the Disney/Pixar/Marvel brands, you’ll probably want to check out this in-depth 27-minute interview.
Iger talks about the future distribution of content in this quickly evolving high tech world, what happened when Steve Jobs first showed him the iPad, entering in with a strained relationship with Pixar created by Eisner, accepting the iPod, how he was able to make the Pixar acquisition happen, the genius of Steve Jobs, where he hopes to take the Marvel brand, “not making a lot of things, but making a few things great all the time”, facing challenges with more competition for peoples time and a changing business model, the strinking home video market, how social media is changing people’s entertainment decisions, giving viewers the flexibility to watch their shows whenever/whereever, the power of ESPN, Rune Arledge, and running the institution that is Disney.
The entire video is embedded after the jump thanks to Hulu (Mike Bastoli informs me that international readers can watch the interview on CharlieRose.com).
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Director Darren Aronofsky and actress Natalie Portman appeared on Charlie Rose last week to talk about their new film Black Swan. We’re still hoping to talk to Aronofsky sometime in the coming weeks, but this will hold you over for now. Anyone who reads /Film knows we love long form interviews. And while this chat is shorter than Rose’s norm (almost 25 minutes), it’s still worth checking out. I’ve embedded the interview after the jump. Fast forward to the 27:35 mark.
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