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Interview: Richard Jenkins Talks Indie Drama '4 Minute Mile,' Making 'Step Brothers' And Writing Steven Spielberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2014 4:33 PM
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4 Minute Mile
Richard Jenkins needs no introduction—if you believe he does, you simply haven’t been paying attention to the movies over the past four decades. The Oscar-nominated actor has deservedly earned the reputation of being one of the best character actors in the business, who can move from blockbuster roles to indies, from drama to comedy, with ease, skill and craft. His career has seen him work with the likes of the Coen brothers, David O. Russell, Matt Reeves, Andrew Dominik, Tom McCarthy and many more, all the while maintaining an ambition to play interesting characters, in distinct movies.

Watch: Adam Scott's Derek From 'Step Brothers' Is Back To Let You Know About Obamacare

Adam Scott Obamacare
Either Barack Obama is a big fan of Funny Or Die, or people on his staff think it's the best way to reach young people, but the administration has been going hard on the channel in order to get folks to sign up for government health care aka Obamacare. The President himself even sat down with Zach Galifianakis for an episode of "Between Two Ferns." And now another approach is being tried to ensure everyone gets themselves coverage. Read More »

Exclusive: Adam McKay Says 'Step Brothers' Rap Album Fell Apart, Sequel Still Possible But Won't Be Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 9:58 AM
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If you look across Adam McKay's filmography, you'll see that his comedy usually comes in pairs: Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby"; Allen and Terry in "The Other Guys" and hell, even Ron and Baxter" in "Anchorman." And even his latest producing venture on "Fully Loaded" centers on a pair, this time a couple of single Moms (Paula Killen and Lisa Orkin) whose one-night-on-the-town journey for a hook up finds them comedically reflecting on their lives, past relationships, children and more. We chatted yesterday with McKay, and asked him about another one of his famed comic pairs, Brendan and Dale from "Step Brothers," and if we'll ever get a chance to see them on the big screen again.

John C. Reilly Says He Was Originally Supposed To Be Brick Tamland In 'Anchorman' & Talks Unproduced 'Step Brothers' Rap Album

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 26, 2012 9:38 AM
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The original casting choices for films are always neat scenarios to imagine, whether it be O.J. Simpson as The Terminator or Steve McQueen in “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid,” but a more a recent one envisioned John C. Reilly predating Dr. Steve Brule with one of the most quotable comedy characters of all time.

A 'Step Brothers' Rap Album Is In The Works. Awesome.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 10:57 AM
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Adam McKay Invites Mos Def To Spit A VerseDirector, producer, writer and Will Ferrell BFF, Adam McKay hit Twitter today to drop some mad knowledge on the world. First he teased, "Are we currently working on a Step Bros rap album? Yup." But before we could begin to speculate as to what this could all mean, he followed it up confirming he meant he exactly what he said: "I wasn't kidding about Step Bros rap album. And we just found out we have a crazy big time producer. Mos Def, you up for a guest flow?"

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