Wes Studi on a career of donning period costumes, superhero spandex, and an Avatar mo-cap suit

The actor: Wes Studi has proven himself a formidable fighter on the big screen, thanks to his work in films as disparate as Heat and Street Fighter, even sporting spandex for his comedic turn in Mystery Men. Studi has several new movies in the pipeline (including one that’s actually called The Pipeline), but one of…

Frankie Faison on bonding with Hannibal Lecter and struggling with the success of Coming To America

The actor: Frankie Faison got his start in the theater, and he still returns to the stage whenever the opportunity presents itself, but he’s best known for his work in film and television, having carved out a formidable career over the past several decades as both a dependable character actor and leading man. Although…

Joe Morton on keeping Shonda Rhimes' secrets and working with directors "who don't know how to write for black people"

The actor: Joe Morton has been a working actor since the ’60s, starting his career in the theater and scoring a Tony Award nomination for his work in the musical Raisin, adapted from the acclaimed 1973 play Raisin In The Sun. It didn’t take long for him to step in front of the camera, however, and he’s been a staple…

Jonathan Pryce on working with Glenn Close, playing Bond and Bradbury villains, and the many sides of Terry Gilliam

The actor: Jonathan Pryce is perfect for British Actor Bingo, having played The Master in Doctor Who, a Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies, stolen scenes on Game Of Thrones, and even taken on London’s most famous detective for Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars. Pryce first stepped in front of the…

As Josh tries to prove Jesse Lee's innocence, Trial & Error uncovers one of Lavinia's long-hidden secrets

The experience of watching Trial & Error is enough to make even those viewers who aren’t reviewing the show want to start taking notes during the episodes and go over them with a fine-toothed comb in order to determine which jokes are legitimately important to the plot and which jokes are just meant to make you laugh.

Trial & Error delivers a misguided dismissal while wondering if it will receive one itself

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When is a cliffhanger not a cliffhanger? When there’s barely enough time to take a breath between the end of one episode and the beginning of the next episode. It’s a problem that’s to be expected when you’re binge-watching a series on a streaming service, but when you’re forced to deal with it because a broadcast…

Alan Ruck’s journey from Ferris Bueller to Sears to the bridge of the Enterprise and beyond

The actor: Alan Ruck got his start in Chicago theater before gradually transitioning into on-camera work by picking up roles in films and TV series produced in the area. After making the jump to Broadway by scoring a role in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues, Chicago once again played a big role in his life, as the city was…

Alan Cumming on The Good Wife, The Great Gazoo, and how Stanley Kubrick reinvigorated his interest in acting

The actor: Alan Cumming began his acting career in Scotland, working in the theater and taking on whatever TV or film roles might come his way. By 1991, he’d won his first Olivier Award and soon became a familiar face to U.K. audiences. Things took off for him in a big way in the mid-1990s, thanks both to high-profile…

Clancy Brown on his diverse career, from playing baddies in Starship Troopers and Shawshank Redemption to voicing Mr. Krabs

The actor: Clancy Brown is an actor who’s managed to construct a career where he gets nearly as much work in front of the camera as he does in the recording studio. As a voice actor, Brown was fortunate enough to secure a gig that’s kept him gainfully employed since 1999: playing Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants. In…

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