Woody Harrelson has played some wild and over-the-top roles–but none more bizarre than in Zombieland.
He’s Tallahassee, a really bad dude with a love for Twinkies who’s determined to slay the zombie hordes eating their way through what’s left of humanity.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that Harrelson wants audiences to know he’s nothing like the AK-toting zombie slayer, even if he did have his own bad-boy phase.
“I’m a pacifist. I really don’t like killing even zombies. I’m a peaceable guy. I just hang out in my bathing suit in Maui and spend a lot of time in the ocean with my kids and surf and stuff. I’m a good worker, hard worker, but a world-class vacationer…”
Michael Moore’s ego may have helped him become an Academy Award-winning force to be reckoned with, but you can’t fault him for fighting for what he believes in by making powerful and often hilarious documentaries that take no prisoners.
His latest is Capitalism: A Love Story, in which Moore asks the question, “What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism?” Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out the price that he thinks he’s paying for being America’s highest profile whistleblower.
“Taking these positions has not made life easy for me and I’ve had to take a lot of abuse as a result of that, but I’m just me and I have to just say what I think is true, even if it’s a bit ahead of where the people are at. I don’t think we move the ball down the field if we play it safe and run with the pack. So I step out of the…”
Antonio Banderas is no stranger to playing Spanish lovers, but he’s more than a handsome hunk in The Other Man. Banderas co-stars with Laura Linney and Liam Neeson as the mysterious rival for the affections of a married woman whose husband sets out to track him down.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that exploring the dimensions of love and commitment made him think about his own 13-year marriage to Melanie Griffith.
“It’s weird, but possible. Melanie and I, what we do is, believe it or not, just live day by day. We walk in this path together and we don’t know if the path is going to take us to that goal of being together forever. I do hope some day we can just look at each other and go, ‘Wow, we’ve been together for 40 years.’ Our marriage is definitely working, in spite of a lot of obstacles…”
Clive Owen doesn’t shoot a gun, drive a fast car or have a romance with a beautiful woman in his latest film. The dashing star is taking a break from action and adventure on the big screen to star as a widower struggling to raise two sons in the deeply moving The Boys Are Back.
Owen told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf that he felt right at home trying to keep up with two kids.
“This film is about being a parent from a guy’s perspective and I find it very touching and I could relate to a lot of it. What you see is a part of my life. Parenting has been a priority for me. I don’t have boys, but I’ve got two girls, aged 10 and 12, and I’ve always considered helping to raise them to be separate from making movies. I go off and make movies and then I come home and I’m a father. I look after my girls….”
After his TV series, My Own Worst Enemy, was cancelled last year, Christian Slater was immediately tapped by Jerry Bruckheimer to star in The Forgotten, debuting tonight on ABC.
He seems happy with the new cast, a new network and a chance to play a detective driven by the disappearance of his young daughter to create a team dedicated to searching for missing persons.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that Slater is spooked by the idea of losing someone you love.
“It’s not a huge leap. I mean, God forbid that any of us would ever have to go through what this particular character is going through on The Forgotten. But, I certainly know that I can identify with loving your family and loving your kids and thinking they’re the most important things in your life. Losing one of them is just not something you want to give a lot of thought to…”