John Hawkes

John Hawkes on more Deadwood, that Amy Schumer sketch, and his new movie Too Late

John Hawkes is one of those actors who enhances every movie he’s in. Every scene, every line of dialogue, every glance, is loaded—but never smothered—with a thoughtful choice. He’s the definitive “character actor,” who’s built indelible characters in Deadwood, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Winter’s Bone, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. But he can also play the leading man, like he did in The Sessions. In Too Late, which premieres this weekend at the Los Angeles Film Festival, he’s an L.A.

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Paul Giamatti is anti-dildo in Inside Amy Schumer clip

Tuesday night’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer was a full-length parody of 1957’s 12 Angry Men, featuring multiple male stars debating whether Schumer is hot enough for TV. To help come to a decision, the men brought in a piece of evidence: Schumer’s dildo. (You may remember a similar scene in the original film, with a knife standing in for the dildo.)

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Watch the trailer for 'Low Down,' about pianist Joe Albany

Low Down

During the jazz scene of the 1960’s and 1970’s, pianist Joe Albany struggled with drug addiction. His struggle was then captured by the memoir of his daughter, Amy-Jo Albany.

Now, Jeff Preiss is capturing it all on film. Starring John Hawkes as Joe and Elle Fanning as Amy-Jo, Low Down tells the pianist’s story through the eyes of his daughter. The film also stars Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and more.

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