In the new family drama Mighty Fine, Chazz Palminteri (an Oscar nominee for Bullets Over Broadway) plays a loving family man with an out-of-control rage problem. He tells Bill Newcott itís just the kind of nuanced grownup role big Hollywood movies seldom take the time to portray.
Besedka Johnson was 85 when she made her first movie, and her work helped the film Starlet win an Independent Spirit Award this year. Writer-Director Sean Baker tells Bill Newcott how she landed her first and, sadly, last acting job.
Bill Newcott previews the four films he’ll introduce with Robert Osborne on a special night of Movies for Grownups on Turner Classic Movies May 15: Forbidden Planet, Spellbound, Rome Open City, and Pennies from Heaven.
Jonathan Winters left a legacy of classic standup comedyóbut he also made some pretty good movies. Bill Newcott recalls two of his classic film roles, and chats with the star’s old friend Tim Conway about the ways Winters kept his pals on their toes.