Among the members of their posse in attendance at the Q&A was "Saturday Night Live" cast member Maya Rudolph, a scream when impersonating Donatella Versace or the angst-filled teen Megan on "Wake up Wakefield." (Anderson’s film also features a cameo by Robert Smigel, of SNL’s "TV Funhouse" cartoons and "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" fame, in the role of Sandler’s brother-in-law.) Anderson has cast Hoffman in all of his feature-length films to date: "Magnolia" (1999), "Boogie Nights" (1997) and "Hard Eight" (1997). "Then I realized it was in ’Night of the Hunter’ and ’Do the Right Thing.’ I hoped it was cool, but in case it was corny, we make it go by really fast." The "Punch-Drunk Love" DVD, which includes two deleted scenes, arrives in stores this week.Anderson said he first noticed Hoffman and wanted to work with him when he saw the actor in 1992’s "Scent of a Woman." The admiration appears to be mutual, as Hoffman said he wanted to know more about Anderson after seeing his 1993 short film, "Cigarettes and Coffee," at Sundance. "As much as I hate it, there’s a knowledge of me [Anderson] put there [in the role of Dean]." Both Hoffman and Anderson agreed that the film was larger than life, more along the lines of a fairytale - albeit a comical Grimms fairytale. Television host extraordinaire Regis Philbin ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"[Sandler’s character]’s got to face his dark side, and I’m that," said Hoffman. " and "Live with Regis and Kelly") was honored at the annual Joe Di Maggio Award Dinner on June 10 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.The dinner raised 0,000 for Xaverian High School’s Joe Di Maggio Scholarship Fund and the Bay Ridge school’s Reach Education Achievement (REACH) program for college-bound students with learning disabilities.
If you want to obliterate whatever satanic excuse you're using for not following your dreams then this is the episode for you.Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrived at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Monday night to have a lively, expletive-peppered chat with a sold-out audience about Anderson’s 2002 film "Punch-Drunk Love." The film, which stars Adam Sandler and Emily Watson in an unlikely romance, features Hoffman in the villainous role of Dean Trumbell, a mattress salesman cum shakedown guy who masterminds a plot to blackmail Sandler after his character calls a phone sex line."I was working from a place of anger," Anderson said wryly about writing the script. I said, ’I’ll f--- show you how it’s done.’" Anderson won Best Director at the Cannes Film Fest for his black comedy. It’s a powerful moment." Anderson said he had also been wanting to work with Sandler, although he described himself as "not a big ’Waterboy’ fan." Other inside scoops: after Sandler punches up a restaurant bathroom, his bloody knuckles read "L-O-V-E." "It was for continuity, so the cuts would look the same in every shot," explained Anderson.Buddhist teacher and Shastri, Ethan Nichtern (Dharma Of The Princess Bride) joins the DTFH and we talk about meditation, the Shambhala tradition, and balancing relationships with a spiritual life.This episode brought to you by JOIN US AT PATREONNatasha Leggero (Another Period, Dice) joins the DTFH and we talk about the impact technology is having on society and the potential existence of a secret group of enlightened beings. COMA live DTFH with Aubrey Marcus recorded at the Bell House in Brooklyn. We talk about Flat Earth Theory, Aubrey's encounter with the God of the mosquitos, and the amazing power of the human mind.