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Iain Blair
Iain Blair has interviewed industry's top filmmakers, including George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Brett Ratner, Rob Reiner and many, many more.

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  • Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'
    Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

    TORONTO — Since bursting onto the scene — and winning the Critic’s Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for his first feature, Cronos, Mexican writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro has establi ...

    August 15, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Jake Kasdan - 'Bad Teacher'
    Director's Chair: Jake Kasdan - 'Bad Teacher'

    HOLLYWOOD — Following in the footsteps of his father, writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, director Jake Kasdan has carved out a successful career bouncing between movies and television, with the focus on ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Todd Phillips - 'The Hangover II'
    Director's Chair: Todd Phillips - 'The Hangover II'

    HOLLYWOOD — Forget the old saw about comedy not getting any respect — Todd Phillips single-handedly demolished that perception with his blockbuster The Hangover, which grossed a staggering $468 millio ...

    June 13, 2011

  • Director's Chair: John Carpenter - 'The Ward'
    Director's Chair: John Carpenter - 'The Ward'

    HOLLYWOOD — Over the past four decades, director/producer/ writer/actor/editor/composer John Carpenter has thrilled, chilled and scared the pants off audiences worldwide with such films as the Hallowe ...

    May 16, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Jonathan Liebesman — 'Battle: Los Angeles'
    Director's Chair: Jonathan Liebesman — 'Battle: Los Angeles'

    HOLLYWOOD — Maybe only one thing could make LA’s freeway traffic even worse — an invasion of aliens who relentlessly set about destroying the city — and cities everywhere. That’s the set up for Battle ...

    April 5, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Gore Verbinski - 'Rango'
    Director's Chair: Gore Verbinski - 'Rango'

    HOLLYWOOD — After directing the first three films in the mega-franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Gore Verbinski knows a thing or two about how to helm a huge production. And thanks to all the CGI in ...

    March 4, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - 'Biutiful'
    Director's Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - 'Biutiful'

    HOLLYWOOD — Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu directed and produced his acclaimed 2000 debut feature film Amores Perros, which was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Fi ...

    January 31, 2011

  • Post's Best Bets For Oscar Gold
    Post's Best Bets For Oscar Gold

    Maybe it’s an illustration of that old saw, ‘Out of sight, out of mind,’ or maybe it’s just human nature to pay most attention to what’s right in front of us. Either way, the biggest number of Academy ...

    January 4, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's  'Another Year'
    Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's 'Another Year'

    HOLLYWOOD — For the past 40 years, since his aptly-named 1971 feature debut Bleak Moments, British director Mike Leigh has amassed a body of work — including Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
    Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'

    LONDON — British director Michael Apted has led an interesting double life since moving to Hollywood in the late seventies. While helming such big studio hits as the Academy Award-winning Coal Miner's ...

    December 6, 2010

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