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Since 1996, film journalist Alex Simon has interviewed the biggest names in world cinema. The Hollywood Interview is a collection of those talks, past and present, with the iconic veterans, young iconoclasts, and future innovators of the world's greatest art form.  Each interview is wrapped in an audio backdrop of the artist's work and Alex's filmic commentary.

Mar 24, 2020

Cult Movie expert Danny Wolf joins Alex Simon for The Hollywood Interview Late Show to discuss controversy over Martin Scorcese's "The Irishman".    The two filmmakers expose the evolving appetite of the movie going audience in the age of Marvel fandom.

True cinephiles, Danny and Alex cruise through the subject...


Feb 4, 2020

Helen Mirren recounts her career. Playing English queens Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II.  Caligula, Excalibur, Gosford Park and Prime Suspect.  Alex and Helen discuss her early years at the Royal Shakespeare Company and her Russian heritage.  Religion and Hillary Clinton.

Helen Mirren was voiced by Fiona Cooke...


Nov 8, 2019

Dennis Hopper and Alex discuss big roles; Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and True Romance.  How sobriety was a big part of the Hopper career rebirth.  How Dennis invented the music video.  Film financing and screenwriting.

Dennis Hopper was played by Vernon Scott.  Vernon is an actor and voice actor.  He can be...


Oct 18, 2019

The Hollywood landscape is littered with tragedies, broken promise and self-destruction. Many promising artists stumble once and never recover from that initial fall. In the history of American film, there has never been a phoenix-like story of survival and rebirth quite like that of Dennis Hopper.

Surrounded by some of...


Sep 15, 2019

Patrick Swayze passed ten years ago today, September 14, 2009, at age 57. Of the over 600 people I've interviewed since 1996, Patrick was, by far, the nicest. A real person. No pretense. No diva, movie star nonsense. Just another guy that I was having a chat with. In a time when we see ex-Nazis (and other...