You Gotta See This: More Than 100 of Hollywood's Best Reveal and Discuss Their Favorite Films [NOOK Book]


In time for Oscar season, Hollywood’s top stars talk about the movies that move them

Everyone has a favorite movie—even movie stars themselves. In You Gotta See This, veteran entertainment reporter Cindy Pearlman gets the scoop on the top movie picks of Hollywood’s entertainment elite. Through over one ...
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In time for Oscar season, Hollywood’s top stars talk about the movies that move them

Everyone has a favorite movie—even movie stars themselves. In You Gotta See This, veteran entertainment reporter Cindy Pearlman gets the scoop on the top movie picks of Hollywood’s entertainment elite. Through over one hundred interviews with actors, writers, and directors, Pearlman discovers the eclectic—and sometimes surprising—tastes of the people who make the movies we love:

* Jet Li discusses the “Buddhist themes” that made him a lifelong Star Wars fan

* Johnny Depp talks about how The Wizard of Oz gave him hope of escaping his bleak childhood in rural Florida

* Jennifer Lopez recalls the inspiration of seeing “proof that my people could sing, dance, and act” in West Side Story

* Vin Deisel explains why he considers Gone With the Wind “the ultimate action movie”

From Bruce Willis on Dr. Strangelove to Jim Carrey on Network, You Gotta See This is a compulsively readable, star-studded tribute to the movies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440688409
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,221,654
  • File size: 439 KB

Meet the Author

Cindy Pearlman is the senior entertainment writer for the New York Times Syndicate where she has been interviewing top film and music stars for the past eighteen years. Her work appears frequently in Entertainment Weekly, People, Self, In Touch, National Geographic, and Redbook, among others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
Joan Allen     1
Tim Allen     3
Robert Altman     4
Anthony Anderson     6
Naveen Andrews     8
Jennifer Aniston     9
Carroll Ballard     11
Antonio Banderas     13
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato     15
Jack Black     17
Brenda Blethyn     19
Spencer Breslin     21
Adrien Brody     23
James L. Brooks     24
Joy Bryant     25
Jim Carrey     26
Helena Bonham Carter     28
Cedric the Entertainer     30
George Clooney     32
Rob Cohen     34
Chris Columbus     36
Rachael Leigh Cook     38
Dane Cook     39
David Cronenberg     41
Elisha Cuthbert     43
John Dahl     44
Matt Damon     46
Kristin Davis     48
Daniel Day-Lewis     50
Jonathan Demme     53
Johnny Depp     55
Zooey Deschanel     57
Vin Diesel     59
Jerry Douglas     61
Fran Drescher     64
Richard Dreyfuss     66
Minnie Driver     68
David Duchovny     70
Kimberly Elise     72
Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly     74
Jon Favreau     77
America Ferrera     79
50 Cent     81
Naomi Foner     82
James Franco     84
Morgan Freeman     86
Stephen Gaghan     88
Richard Gere     90
Terry Gilliam     92
Akiva Goldsman     94
Alyson Hannigan     96
Woody Harrelson     97
Josh Hartnett     99
Salma Hayek     101
Dianne Houston     103
Terrence Howard     104
Kate Hudson     106
Felicity Huffman     108
Peter Jackson     110
Tim Johnson     112
Tommy Lee Jones     114
Nicole Kidman     116
Q' Orianka Kilcher     118
Val Kilmer     119
Chris Klein     121
Queen Latifah     123
Sanaa Lathan     125
Cloris Leachman      127
Heath Ledger     129
John Leguizamo     130
Tea Leoni     132
Eugene Levy     134
Jet Li     136
Delroy Lindo     138
Lindsay Lohan     140
Michael London     142
Jennifer Lopez     143
Jena Malone     145
Garry Marshall     146
Rob Marshall     148
Jesse L. Martin     150
Rachel McAdams     152
Paul McGuigan     153
Fernando Meirelles     155
Neil Meron     156
Ryan Merriman     158
Michelle Monaghan     160
Mo'Nique     162
Julianne Moore     163
Viggo Mortensen     165
Emily Mortimer     167
Bill Paxton     169
Dennis Quaid     171
Daniel Radcliffe     172
Harold Ramis     173
Brett Ratner     175
Jonathan Rhys Meyers     177
AnnaSophia Robb     179
Brian Robbins     181
Robert Rodriguez     183
Ray Romano     185
Gena Rowlands     187
Kurt Russell      188
Adam Sandler     189
Peter Sarsgaard     190
Liev Schreiber     192
Joel Schumacher     194
Martin Scorsese     196
Jim Sheridan     199
John Singleton     201
Imelda Staunton     203
Donald Sutherland     204
Tilda Swinton     206
Wanda Sykes     208
Larenz Tate     210
Charlize Theron     212
Uma Thurman     214
Robert Towne     216
Blair Underwood     218
Vince Vaughn     220
Mark Wahlberg     222
Paul Walker     224
Denzel Washington     226
Ken Watanabe     228
Forest Whitaker     229
Bruce Willis     231
Owen Wilson     233
Patrick Wilson     235
Reese Witherspoon     236
Elijah Wood     238
Evan Rachel Wood     239
Alfre Woodard     241
Catherine Zeta-Jones     243
Acknowledgments     245
Index     247
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