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Seven Psychopaths hit theaters over the weekend… (in a funny, bloody, and shock-tastic way), and Wamg, along with a few other members of the press, were invited to sit down and speak with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell in a round table discussion about the film.
Written and Directed by Oscar winner Martin McDonagh , the comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.
Check out our roundtable discussion here.
Well, you guys have both worked with so many directors throughout your careers. What did you see from Martin’s sensibilities that suited you well in working with him?
Christopher Walken: I don’t know. That would be more of a »
- Melissa Howland
Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths also stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko and Tom Waits. The film follows a struggling Hollywood writer (Farrell) who gets mixed up in his friends' crazy scheme after they kidnap the beloved Shih-Tzu belonging to a murderous gangster (Harrelson) who will stop at nothing to get his precious pooch back.
Check out the highlights from our roundtable interview with the always entertaining Walken and Rockwell, and look for Seven Psychopaths in theaters everywhere on October 12th!
Question: Well, you guys have both worked with so many directors throughout your careers; what did you see from Martin's sensibilities that suited you well in working with him?
“I’ve been in love with theater for a long time,” Woody Harrelson says. He made his Broadway debut in 1985 (as an understudy in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues), but it was two years earlier that Harrelson, working a post-college construction job in Houston, met Frankie Hyman, with whom he co-wrote Bullet for Adolf, a comedy loosely based on that summer (it opens August 8 at New World Stages). “It was the first time with no one looking after us,” Harrelson says. “I was really nuts about this girl that my friend ended up stealing from me — deservedly so, for both of them.”Harrelson, who lives primarily in Maui, brought some island spirit to Bullet’s rehearsal space: He begins every practice with yoga (it puts the cast in “a relaxed state where your body is a vessel for this play”) and directs barefoot (“I don’t wear shoes, generally”). He »
- Rebecca Milzoff
New York -- In the summer of 1983, The Police were on top of the charts with "Every Breath You Take," James Bond was sipping martinis in "Octopussy" and Woody Harrelson was meeting a man who would change his life.
Harrelson, the then-22-year-old soon-to-be a star of the TV series "Cheers," was working construction in Houston when he met Frankie Hyman, an older New Yorker with a bunch of funny stories. The two became roommates, spent hours talking, debating and bonding over beers and reefer.
"He just helped open my eyes to a lot of things," says Harrelson. "He'd seen a lot of the world. I always felt like he was one of the wisest people I'd ever met and I still do. He really had a huge impact on me."
That sweltering summer saw both men woo girlfriends and meet a lot of interesting characters. Hyman was the second »
4 items from 2012
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