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The no nonsense, in-depth, actors-on-acting podcast from Filmmaker Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rinaldi. One working actor every episode doing a deep dive into their approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work.

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The no nonsense, in-depth, actors-on-acting podcast from Filmmaker Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rinaldi. One working actor every episode doing a deep dive into their approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work.

    Zoey Deutch

    Zoey Deutch

    Zoey Deutch returns to the podcast (Ep. 11, Ep. 97) to talk about her latest role in Quinn Shephard’s dark social satire “Not Okay.” She plays Danni Sanders, a lonely, semi-clueless photo editor who suddenly gets the attention she craves after lying about almost dying in a terrorist attack. Deutch talks about how she approached the challenge of making Danni relatable, the frustrations of shooting in New York City, why she didn’t play it as a comedy, spirit animals, “using” the paparazzi, the amazing Mia Issac, what she learned from Mark Rylance on “The Outfit,” and much more! Watch "Not Okay" on Hulu.
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    • 31 min
    Himesh Patel

    Himesh Patel

    Himesh Patel is nominated for an Emmy this year for his incredible performance as Jeevan in Patrick Somerville’s HBO Max mini-series “Station Eleven.” In this episode, he talks about how that role made him a better actor, which is saying a lot because he had already given us some phenomenal work in films like “Tenet,” “Don’t Look Up,” and his first feature film “Yesterday.” He talks about the attention and care given to him by the big-name directors of those films, and how that helped his work. I ask about his 10 years on the UK television institution “EastEnders,” and if that acting foundation keeps supporting him. He talks about the short film that changed his career, the role as a pigeon that changed his life, and much more!  
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    • 32 min
    Angourie Rice

    Angourie Rice

    She’s only 21, but Australian actor Angourie Rice has earned respect in Hollywood for stacking up diverse roles in “The Nice Guys,” “The Beguiled,” “Jasper Jones,” “Mare of Easttown,” not to mention a few Spider-Man movies. Now she has her first starring role in “Honor Society” for Paramount+. She talks about how it helped her to be able to relate so much to her character in that film, and why talking directly to the camera was oddly easy. We chat about her podcast, The Community Library, which is a celebration of literature and storytelling of all kinds. This leads to a discussion of how actors view their place in a story. She talks about why her podcast has made her look more critically at the scripts she gets, how being a lover of words helps the work, and much more. 
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    • 30 min
    Ethan Hawke on "The Last Movie Stars"

    Ethan Hawke on "The Last Movie Stars"

    Ethan Hawke returns to the podcast (first time was episode 41) to talk about “The Last Movie Stars,” his epic 6-part documentary that chronicles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s iconic careers and decades-long partnership. Years ago, a friend of the couple interviewed Paul, Joanne, and many people close to them for a potential memoir, but Newman burned the tapes. Miraculously, the transcripts survive, so Hawke called on his acting friends to bring them to life. The result is both an intimate portrait of the lives and careers of this great duo and also a constant celebration of the endeavor of acting itself. Hawke talks about the apprehensions he had when Newman’s children approached him to do this series, and how they were assuaged. He lets us in on what led to the decision to go meta and include the “behind the scenes” zoom conversations, which, in my opinion, really makes the series special. He talks about discovering his own biases while editing and how that awareness enriched the cut, shares why he relates to one aspect of how Newman approached his own fame, and why it felt sometimes like working on this was going to break his brain. Plus much more! “The Last Movie Stars” is on HBO Max on July 21st.
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    • 52 min
    Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Fresh out of Juilliard, Jeanne Tripplehorn’s first screen role was “Basic Instinct.” That started a 30+ year run of films like “The Firm,” “Waterworld,” “Sliding Doors,” and series such as “Criminal Minds,” “Big Love,” and her latest, “The Terminal List” for Amazon. In this episode, she talks about her love for extensive research, the most important tools for an actor—confidence, relaxation, and focus; how the happenings off-screen affect what’s on the screen; and why, at this point in her career, she just wants to play. Plus we get the scoop on her preternatural ability to sing classic rock songs in the voice of Julie Andrews.
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    • 40 min
    Juliette Binoche

    Juliette Binoche

    Read just a sample of Juliette Binoche's credits—“Mauvais Sang,” “Three Colors: Blue,” “Damage,” “The English Patient,” “Chocolat,” “Certified Copy,” “Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Let The Sunshine In”—and one thing becomes clear: few actors have been as internationally respected for such a sustained period of time. In this episode, she speaks about the importance of acting from the body, and learning to use “sensation” as a starting point. She tells a story about feeling lost on the set of John Boorman’s "In My Country," and what set her free should be a lesson to all directors. She talks about how the difficult circumstances surrounding the production of her two newest films, “Both Sides of the Blade” and “Between Two Worlds,” actually served her process. Plus much more! 
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    • 36 min

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