Friday, 30 October 2009


Loyal readers of this blog know how much we appreciate Stephen Tobolowsky both as an actor and as an individual.

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the most brilliant and interesting American actors. He's one of these consumed professional actors who give sense to a movie or to the episode of a TV series episode with his single presence at the service of a character, a script and a director. Not to mention the fact that only his name could make your humble servant watch two episodes of Heroes (only two, sorry).

Every movie buff should see Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party, Robert Brinkmann's wonderful 2005 film ( In STBP, Stephen (in real life I can't call him Stephen, I keep calling him "Sir" - I can't call a legend by his first name) invites the viewers at his home to listen him telling stories about his life and his career.

Stephen Tobolowsky knows how to tell a story. When he begins, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Woody Allen, Roald Dahl and all the Gods of wittiness do surf on his voice. When you listen to him, even the worst salade nicoise can taste like caviar (believe me). In The Tobolowsky Files, a new podcast series from /Film, the great Stephen Tobolowsky tells stories about life, love, and the Entertainment industry. And in the very first episode, he recalls anecdotes about Halloweens past, along with their attendant sexiness, fun, humiliation, and danger.

Just enjoy.

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