Casey Affleck throws out some mean punches in bare-knuckle fights to the finish in ‘Out of the Furnace.’ Off screen, he almost had to do it for real when he had to break up a wild scuffle between a bunch of teenagers.
Chris Hemsworth shows his softer side as a Daddy after destroying a lot of bad guys in “Thor: The Dark World.” I met Chris’s adorable daughter and he revealed to me that getting silly with her is the best part of life. He leaves no doubt that being a super-hero takes second place.
Matthew McConaughey tells me what it’s like to lose forty pounds and face imminent death in 30 days. In “Dallas Buyers Club” Matthew takes on the most challenging role of his career as a hard-living Texas cowboy infected with AIDS. He fights back by finding a unique and questionable way to make new experimental drugs available to HIV patients.
Robert Redford felt like he really was facing the end in “All Is Lost”. Alone on the screen for two hours in a sinking sailboat, he put himself in the middle of the storm tossed action. Just don’t ask him about all the Oscar buzz surrounding his one-man show.
We all love tough guys and James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano was one of the toughest, but we’ll see another side of him opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the new movie, “Enough Said”, opening today. Here, Julia talks with Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood about wonderful times spent working with the late actor: