An unknown Jamie Foxx once tried (unsuccessfully) to hug Denzel Washington, thoughts on over-40 actresses and the head games fame plays even on these six Oscar contenders.
Matt Damon revealed why he doesn't want his daughters to become actresses. Jamie Foxx told a great story about accosting Denzel Washington outside a nightclub in his pre-fame days. And Richard Gere promised to hook Alan Arkin up with a visit to the Dalai Lama. Those were just a few of the surprising interactions at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Actor Roundtable. Damon, 42 (Promised Land), Foxx, 44 (Django Unchained), Washington, 57 (Flight), Gere, 63 (Arbitrage), and Arkin, 78 (Argo), joined John Hawkes, 53 (The Sessions), for a freewheeling discussion Oct. 24 in a small room at La Descarga restaurant in Hollywood, where they talked about politics, money, making fried chicken for Nelson Mandela -- and their awards-worthy films.
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