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52:30

Remembering Angela Lansbury, a legend of the stage and screen

The Tony Award-winning actor starred in the Broadway musicals Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, as well as the TV series Murder, She Wrote. Lansbury died Oct. 11. Originally broadcast in 1980 and 2000.

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12:17

Jonathan Banks embraces 'not being very pretty' as 'Breaking Bad' hitman

The actor played the character of Mike Ehrmantraut for 13 years – first on the TV series Breaking Bad, then on its spinoff, Better Call Saul, which ended earlier this week. Originally broadcast in 2015.

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43:17

For Oscar Isaac, life — and acting — is all about impermanence

Isaac says the bonds he makes on set are both meaningful and transient. The actor is nominated for an Emmy for his role in Scenes from a Marriage. Originally broadcast Oct. 21, 2021.

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52:30

As 'Better Call Saul' wraps, Bob Odenkirk reflects on his life-changing heart attack

As the Breaking Bad prequel and spin-off Better Call Saul wraps up its final season, series star Bob Odenkirk and show runner Peter Gould talk about the show.

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19:45

Actor Henry Winkler reflects on his career, from the Fonz to 'Barry'

The Emmy-winning actor talks about struggling with typecasting after Happy Days, his family's immigration story and finding out in his 30s that he had dyslexia. Originally broadcast April 11, 2019.

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23:30

On HBO's 'Barry,' Bill Hader asks, 'Can you change your nature?'

Hader plays a hitman who enrolls in acting classes in the dark comedy, which he co-created. He's been nominated for Emmy Awards for both acting and directing Barry. Originally broadcast June 2019.

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12:13

Remembering character actor Philip Baker Hall

Hall, who died June 12, appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson films Boogie Nights and Magnolia. He also played a cop on the trail of overdue library books on Seinfeld. Originally broadcast in 2003.

52:30

Benedict Cumberbatch digs into toxic masculinity in 'The Power of the Dog'

Cumberbatch stars in Jane Campion's Western The Power of the Dog as Phil Burbank, a hyper-masculine cattle rancher living on the plains of Montana in the 1920s. We talk about how body odor helped him channel the character, toxic masculinity, and filming on location in breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand. Cumberbatch also shares stories from his past — like his experiences teaching English at a Tibetan monastery and getting kidnapped in South Africa in 2005.

42:59

Actor Kal Penn isn't afraid to take chances, on screen or in life

The actor spoke with contributor Ann Marie Baldonado about navigating Hollywood as a young actor of color at a time when there were only stereotypical roles available — and why he took a break from acting to work in the Obama administration. He's best known for his roles in the Harold and Kumar franchise, The Namesake, and on the TV series House. His new memoir is You Can't Be Serious.

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