Barry Levinson is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson’s best-known works are comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner, The Natural, Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man, Bugsy, and Wag the Dog.
May 8, 2017
In a special live episode (in association with the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival), Gilbert and Frank welcome Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson, who recalls his early days as a sketch performer, his collaborations with comedy icons Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks and Tim Conway, and the experience of directing Dustin Hoffman to an Oscar in “Rain Man.” Also, Warren Beatty breaks Gilbert’s heart, Jackie Gayle riffs on “Bonanza,” Rodney Dangerfield runs afoul of the law and “Diner” influences future generations of filmmakers. PLUS: The curse of The Mummy! The brilliance of Bruno Kirby! The “magic” of Art Metrano! Jack Riley salutes Jack Benny! And Barry remembers the dynamic Robin Williams!
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