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  1. Stillness and Cigarettes: On Ann Dowd's Subtle, Powerful Per...

    Andy Greenwald

    It's the rare actor who can make herself heard without making a sound. And yet that's precisely what Ann Dowd does week after week on The Leftovers. As Patti, the (mostly) silent leader of the white-clad Guilty Remnant, Dowd rumbles like a ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: William H. Macy

    Andy Greenwald

    Over the course of his long and impressive career, William H. Macy has gone from being one of Hollywood's most reliable "that guy" character actors to the guy. This Sunday marks the fourth-season premiere of Shameless, Showtime's scabrous family come...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. The 10 Most Underappreciated TV Performances of 2013

    Andy Greenwald

    The holiday lights are off, but the ball has yet to drop. It's the perfect time to use 2013's remaining shine on some of its least-heralded performers. What follows isn't a list of the year's best TV shows (already done!) or the best actors on those ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Death Is in the Details: The Cringey Not-Quite-Comedy of Getting ...

    Andy Greenwald

    Death is all over cable TV. You can find it walking, talking, and generally bleeding into every series, and why not? When it comes to surprising audiences, scaring complacent actors, or merely shaking up the status quo, there's nothing more dependabl...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Hello Ladies: Los Angeles Is Where Dreams (and Egos) Go to Die

    Andy Greenwald

    Call it ironic or inevitable, but Los Angeles nearly always miscasts itself. In back-patting fiction from Entourage to Ray Donovan, writers often think they're winking at L.A. stereotypes — vapid actors! Foul-mouthed agents! Traffic! — bu...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. Andy Greenwald Podcast: Boardwalk Empires Jeffrey Wright

    Andy Greenwald

    For close to two decades, Jeffrey Wright has been one of the finest actors working on stage and screen. He won a Tony in 1994 for his breathtaking turn as Belize, an ex–drag queen and pallative caregiver, in Angels in America and, 10 years late...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  7. Three Thoughts on Anna Gunn's Editorial About Rabid Fan Hate of S...

    Andy Greenwald

    Over the weekend, Breaking Bad actor Anna Gunn took to the editorial page of the New York Times. Her topic? Not on-brand subject matter like drug legalization or lobbying on behalf of the Better Breakfast Bureau. Rather, her piece, titled "I Have a C...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. On the set of Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'

    Andy Greenwald

    On the set of Showtime's new The Departed–meets–L.A. series, Ray Donovan.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  9. The Return of 'Mad Men'

    Andy Greenwald

    The best show on TV faces the big wind-down.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  10. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Homeland Showrunner Alex Gansa on t...

    Andy Greenwald

    My favorite thing about my visit to the Homeland writers' office this past week wasn't the character headshots high up on the wall or the tantalizing teases for Season 3 written in dry-erase marker. It was the basket of candy sent by actor Hrach Titi...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  11. Hunted: Cinemax's New Spy Show Is Heavy on Violence, Light on Sex...

    Andy Greenwald

    Habitues of Cinemax's Friday-night programming are no strangers to gauzy Eurozone settings, wooden actors of unknown Slavic provenance, and loving, lingering shots of blondes submerged in bathtubs. So the network is definitely onto something with Hun...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  12. Damian Lewis Homeland Q+A: "The final episode is both psychologic...

    Andy Greenwald

    Speaking to Damian Lewis on the telephone is disconcerting — and not because Lewis, in his role as troubled maybe-terrorist Sgt. Nicholas Brody, appears likely to blow himself to bits on Sunday's Homeland season finale. The redheaded actor has ...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  13. Q&A: Paul Rudd on Our Idiot Brother, His Hair History, and Trauma...

    Andy Greenwald

    Paul Rudd as an actor is extremely glib and likable. On the phone he's no different. We recently spoke with him on a variety of subjects ranging from his new movie, Our Idiot Brother, to facial hair, hippies, incest, and his I Love You, Man-esque rel...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  14. Why Can't Jesse Eisenberg Play Dumb?

    Andy Greenwald

    Of his many less-than-Mensa starring roles actor Laurence Tureaud — whose successful career has spanned decades — once said "it takes a smart guy to play dumb." And history bears him out. Moe Howard, the most senior of the Three Stooges, ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  15. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Trailer: Santa Down

    Andy Greenwald

    It's hard to imagine that just anything could have caused actor Kal Penn to leave his very-serious-sounding gig as associate director in President Obama's Office of Public Engagement. After all, Penn had proven his political backbone when he chose th...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  16. Rise of the Mo-Cap Actors: Andy Serkis' Oscar Campaign Begins!

    Andy Greenwald

    In 2010, after 82 consecutive years of unrecognition, a woman, Kathryn Bigelow, finally won the Oscar for Best Director. Now attention must be paid to another, similarly maligned segment of the entertainment industry. Grinders all, men and women who ...

    Blog | August 04, 2011