From working in a movie theater to being on the big screen, the story of actor Jon Donahue is one of persistence and triumph. In a few weeks, more film enthusiasts will know his name as he stars alongside Tom Hanks, as Professor Robert Langdon, in Inferno. The film is the third one based off the popular Dan Brown books. The 2006 movie The Da Vinci Code and the 2009 film Angels & Demons, the two prior films, were blockbusters. Inferno is slated for release later this month. In the film, Jon Donahue plays the role of Richard Savage, an employee of the World Health Organization. Throughout the movie, he is in pursuit of Professor Langdon. The filming of Inferno took him, Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard all over the world, including Budapest, Italy and Turkey.
We at CYInterview would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of actress Misty Upham. Recently, it was reported that the 32 year old Spirit Award nominee had died. Ms. Upham joined us earlier this year, sharing her life story. It was an amazing tale of a talented actress on the rise, who grew up on in the Blackfeet Nation and ended up in Hollywood. The Washington Post mentioned our CYInterview with Misty in an article about her passing [see here].
Actress Misty Upham Talks Struggles, Triumphs, Meryl Streep, Melissa Leo, August: Osage County and More
Misty Upham’s story strips away the perceived glitz and glamour of Hollywood. She was working as a dog walker and cleaning a home – scrubbing a floor to be exact – when she was offered a chance to audition for one of 2013’s biggest films, August: Osage County. The Meryl Streep/Julia Roberts film, which garnered various Oscar nominations, has led the Native American actress to ongoing acting work. Hers is a story of being a housecleaner one minute to appearing onscreen with one of acting’s greatest living performers, Meryl Streep, the next. It was back in 2008 that Misty starred alongside Oscar winning actress Melissa Leo in Frozen River. That movie netted her a Spirit Award nomination. The film, which yielded Melissa Leo an Oscar Nomination, could also have brought Misty a Supporting Actress nomination.
Academy Award Nominated Director Lasse Hallstrom Sits Down with CYInterview at the Miami International Film Festival
Oscar nominated director Lasse Hallstrom has made some highly acclaimed movies. It began for Lasse more than two decades ago at the Miami International Film Festival, when his Swedish movie, My Life as a Dog, gained traction. He would end up receiving a Best Director Oscar nomination for the film. His movies, The Cider House Rules and Chocolat, went on to receive Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards as well. Last month, Lasse returned to the Miami International Film Festival where he accepted the Career Achievement Tribute Award. Additionally, he brought with him his first Swedish movie since making My Life as a Dog. He brought The Hypnotist to screen at this year’s festivities.
Actor John Leguizamo Talks About His Latest Movie, El Paseo 2; His Career and Dimmed Oscar Hopes at the Miami International Film Festival
For over 25 years, actor John Leguizamo has shown us his acting abilities in a variety of diverse roles, on television and in the movies. At the Miami International Film Festival a few weeks ago, the actor sat down with me to talk about his first full length Spanish language film, which was shot in his native Colombia. As we began speaking prior to our CYInterview, I realized how easygoing and fun John is. He is that friend you go to a football game or bar with and chat for hours about anything.
Actor Jordan Bridges on Dad Beau Bridges, Uncle Jeff Bridges, His TNT show, Rizzoli & Isles, Working with Director Clint Eastwood on J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio Out Late Autumn, More
Jordan Bridge’s last name is a famous one. The son of multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Beau Bridges, grandson of the late, great Lloyd Bridges and nephew of… Continue reading "Actor Jordan Bridges on Dad Beau Bridges, Uncle Jeff Bridges, His TNT show, Rizzoli & Isles, Working with Director Clint Eastwood on J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio Out Late Autumn, More"