James Le Gros, the longtime actor known for his roles in movies such as Drugstore Cowboy and Living in Obilvion joins us this week to talk about the freedom of not knowing what’s next and why it’s important, even after being credited on over 100 TV shows and films, that he still gets nervous. The two also share some of their best stories, including Brian’s first meeting with Pat Riley and the night James attended a dinner party with Werner Herzog. Plus, we run James’ name through the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ generator, discuss why bitterness is the enemy as an artist, and why it’s important to never face the facts. Topics this week: Drugstore Cowboy Living in Oblivion Justified Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon The People vs. Larry Flynt One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Amadeus Citizen Kane The Seventh Seal Diner The Last Winter Harold and Maude WNYC’s Here’s the Thing with Julianne Moore Barry Lyndon Leather Jackets The Winter of Frankie Machine a novel by Don Winslow She Needed Me a novel by Walter Kirn Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn Eyes Wide Shut Grizzly Man The White Diamond The Street Lawyer South Coast Repertory A Beautiful Mind Frost/Nixon Ally McBeal Safe Mildred Pierce Girls Tiny Furniture Where the Day Takes You Gun Crazy Johnny Suede The People Garden Scotland, PA. People this week: Milos Forman Ruth Gordon Ralph Moratz Mario van Peebles Cary Elwes Gus Van Sant Brad Pitt Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Timothy Treadwell Russell Crowe Kerry Bishe George Clooney Pat Riley Tony Robbins Ron Perlman Todd Haynes Kathryn Bigelow Lena Dunham Will Smith Drew Barrymore Catherine Keener Twitter: @briankoppelman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rate us on iTunes: itunes.com/themoment This episode of The Moment is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80 percent compared with a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code MOMENT.
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