Best known for his role as Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, LSTFI alumnus Will Arnett also has an incredibly successful voice acting career. His many voiceover credits include Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille, Bojack Horseman, and The Lego Movie. After voicing the character of Lego Batman in the original Lego movie, Arnett will be reprising his role in the follow up The Lego Batman Movie, due for release in 2017. Check out the hilarious new trailer on YouTube!
Actors Studio alumna Sally Field’s new film Hello, My Name is Doris, opens in theaters today, April 1st. This film is being lauded as a one of the best of her career, with Field taking the reins once again in the leading role. Hello, My Name is Doris first premiered at the SXSW film festival in 2015 to rave reviews and follows Fields as the titular character Doris, a 60-year-old Staten Island resident whose mother just passed, as she explores a courtship with a much younger man (New Girl‘s Max Greenfield). Check out Hello, My Name is Doris this weekend in a theater near you.
“[When] finding a character, the exterior is incredibly important. It goes hand in hand with developing the interior.”– Sally Field, on creating her character for Hello, My Name is Doris
LSTFI alumnus John Leguizamo won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his outstanding solo performance in his autobiographical solo show, Ghetto Klown. Now, he’s at it again with a new solo show titled John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies. This new show, which opens at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego this April, follows Leguizamo as he grapples with how Latin Americans have been treated in American history textbooks and classes – poorly, if at all. While performances are set for San Diego, hopefully Leguizamo bring the piece to the east coast sometime soon!
Robert De Niro
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is almost upon us, running from April 13 – 24, 2016. The TFF’s co-founder and Actors Studio alum Robert De Niro has a brilliant lineup of new films premiering at the festival this year, as well as a 40th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese’s classic film Taxi Driver starring De Niro himself. The screening, set for April 21st, will be followed by a post-screening conversation with De Niro, Scorsese, co-stars Jodi Foster and Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader.
Alumni News curated by Tommy Bernardi.