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Film, Television & Theater

ACTING

Posted on July 16, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, with 57 Comments

Excerpted from Jane Fonda’s NYTimes #1 Bestseller “My Life So Far”

As I write this I realize that I’ve done a good deal of thinking about acting in the fifteen-year hiatus I have taken, and I’d like to try to give you a sense of what it’s like, at least for me.

In most films there is a scene when …

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SNAPSHOTS FROM CANNES

Posted on May 30, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 18 Comments

We stayed in the fabulous Hotel du Cap. I hadn’t stayed there in 30 years! I could see the snow still on the distance southern alps.

The view from our window looking toward the Mediterranean

Rosario Dawson was having lunch on the terrace. We’re on the board of Eve Ensler’s V-Day, a global effort to stop violence against women and …

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THE BOOK OF MORMON

Posted on May 2, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 6 Comments

Richard and I saw “The Book Of Mormon” last Saturday. OMG!!! it is outrageous and hysterical. Written and directed by the guys that brought us “South Park”, it is unlike anything you’ve ever seen on Broadway. Beware the weak of heart or any fundamentalist types, but be prepared to laugh and be jaw-droppingly shocked.

I’m back in L.A …

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EVENTS OF THE LAST THREE DAYS

Posted on April 30, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 5 Comments

I returned from Atlanta and visited Richard while he worked on the “Baby It’s You!” cast album which sounds terrific!

Richard on the left, in the studio working on the cast album of ‘Baby It’s You!’ which opens tonight.

Geno Henderson, who plays Jocko in the play and is terrific

Beth Leavel, who plays the lead and just …

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 4 Comments

Richard and I took friends to see God of Carnage at the Ahmanson last night. I had seen it in New York. The play, starring Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis, was playing when I was there with my play and I loved it so much that I wanted Richard to see it too. Two years …

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The Women’s Media Center presents the New York premiere of D.A. Pennebaker’s “Jane”

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Appearances, with 1 Comment

The Women’s Media Center presents
the New York premiere of

D.A. Pennebaker’s

Jane

An extraordinary behind-the-scenes story on gender,

power, and perception that follows the

1962 production of Jane Fonda’s first role on Broadway

Join us for the screening followed by a Q&A

with

Jane Fonda and

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Paley Center for Media

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SIDNEY LUMET

Posted on April 11, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 2 Comments

By Bebeto Matthews, AP

Sidney’s first film, “12 Angry Men“, was the only film my father ever produced. I saw it again fairly recently and realized what a brilliant film it is. I also worked with Sidney in ” The Morning After” in which I played a drunk. I loved working with him. He was a master. …

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DICK CAVETT INTERVIEWS ME AT THE RINCON INDIAN RESERVATION

Posted on April 9, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 16 Comments

About 2 1/2 hours south of L.A. , waaaaay back in the mountains east of San Diego is the Rincon Indian Reservation. It’s funny, really. I was driven through beautiful valleys for what seemed like hours. Miles and mile of orange, lemon, tangerine groves, even up the rather steep slopes of the mountains. Very remote. Then, all of a …

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CLOSING NIGHT

Posted on March 8, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 8 Comments

It was bittersweet. We have had a glorious run and much fun. We became a sort of family, and the wonderful audiences some of whom came back to see it again and again—it can take several viewings cause there is so much to absorb. I will miss all this.

It is hard for me to think I will never play …

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