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Spike Lee Interview

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NEW YORK—In his two decades of making films, Spike Lee has earned a reputation as one of the most brilliant—and angriest—of American directors. But he doesn’t see himself as an angry person. “That’s not me,” Lee says. “That’s the way I’ve been portrayed.” The people who have met him think…

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Willem Dafoe on Willem Dafoe

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Jay Dixit: Can you give an example of a life experience—even a negative life experience—that you feel like you’ve drawn on and translated into good work that you’re proud of? Willem Dafoe: Not so much. Because that’s different. Because I’m a believer in pretending and I don’t believe you can…

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George Carlin’s Last Interview

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On Friday, June 13th, 2008, I had the extraordinary privilege of talking to my hero George Carlin. As far as I know it was the last in-depth interview he gave before he passed away yesterday at age 71. Originally it was slated to run as a 350-word Q&A on the…

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