Every month, genuine British brothers Ian and Andy Wilson look at a trio of entries in an actor's filmography to gauge their range, talent, and shoe size.
Bald, muscular, known for his action chops, but that's enough about Pandy. This episode focuses on the recently retired blockbuster star Bruce Willis! In doing so, The Brothers Wilson explore his explosive breakout role in Die Hard, his high-profile thriller film The Sixth Sense, and more recent sci-fi action film Looper. Also: what is the new voice of Email Bot? What is the host of ghosts and death? And why, oh, why has Ian got Stunt Dogs on the brain?
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins gets his own episode of Hey, an Actor! having made three guest appearances previously. Under the spotlight is his first film, The Lion in Winter, opposite Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn, and HAA favorite Timothy Dalton; his papal turn as one of The Two Popes alongside Jonathan Pryce; and as the central performance in Oliver Stone's Nixon. Along the way, The Brothers Wilson discuss various Welsh actors and shameful instances of farting in public. Also, Pandy gains a new impression to his repertoire, and feedback returns in abundance.
What says Easter quite like Faye Dunaway? Whatever the answer to that riddle may be, The Brothers Wilson tamper with their usual film ordering to chart the career decline of one of the most prominent actresses of the 1970s, starting with her Oscar-winning highpoint in Network. Then the supposed "biopic" of Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest, which is said to mark the turning point of Dunaway's career. Finally, the true marker of a career suffering monumental decline in Dunston Checks In, as the hosts ponder whether Elizabeth Taylor would allow an orangutan to shove her into a massive cake. Along the way, Ian and Pandy chat about history source work, TABHAL, acceptable films for Pandy's children, and Ian's hot takes on Home Alone. It's an audio experience not to be missed!
The Brothers Wilson begin the year with retiring comedic actor Rick Moranis, starting with semi-pulp musical Streets of Fire, moving on to his lead role in Little Shop of Horrors, and Disney breakthrough Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Are there other selling points? Sure, but you'll have to listen to find out!
After many a-setback, The Brothers Wilson finally bring you their final show of 2021, with our featured player being Rob Reiner. Coverage centers around his directorial helming of classic romcom When Harry Met Sally..., as well as his first stint in the director's chair for This Is Spinal Tap, in which he also co-stars. In addition to Reiner's career, the "January" episode also means that Ian and Pandy delve into jingles, George Banks, Christian Honore's Casting Challenge, outtakes, and The Tomlinson Awards. And just who will be the first two subjects proper for 2022?
The Brothers Wilson have an update, really.