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John Singleton on Maya Angelou: ‘She Was the First Renaissance Person I Ever Met’

Singleton recalls directing the late poet/author in 1993's "Poetic Justice" and reveals the impact she had on his life.

Barbra Streisand on ‘The Normal Heart’: ‘I Tried Very Hard to Get It Made.’

Criticized by playwright Larry Kramer for her inability to make a film version of his play, the actress and director gives THR a full account of her involvement with the project, saying, "I'm glad it's finally here."

Michael Douglas Remembers Saul Zaentz: ‘I Owe Everything to Him’ (Guest Column)

The actor says the legendary film producer, who took a chance on the Oscar-winning 1975 film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "was the epitome of an independent, with an incredible sense of material, and the courage to see it through."

‘Exorcist’ Director Reveals the Struggle to Make the Classic Film

With a new memoir and a 40th anniversary Blu-ray on the way, William Friedkin remembers how Warner Bros. refused to hire him, the fight to cast Ellen Burstyn and the shocking confession that got Linda Blair the part.

Peter Bogdanovich on Barbra Streisand: ‘Funny, Cute and Kind of a Wiseass’

On the eve of her Film Society of Lincoln Center honors, the "What's Up, Doc?" helmer says comedy came too easily to the Oscar-winning actress/singer.

Penny Marshall: Jack Klugman Taught Me Laverne’s Timing

Reflecting on the sitcom legend's death, the actress tells THR she gave her co-star Cindy Williams this advice: "Watch 'The Odd Couple.' That's the chemistry."

Gore Vidal Remembered By Nephew Burr Steers

The "Igby Goes Down" screenwriter and director on the private life of the novelist, screenwriter and provocateur who died July 31 at age 86: "He loved conversation, and he loved people who could really bring it."

Gore Vidal’s Hollywood Friends Remember Him

Susan Sarandon, Peter Bogdanovich and Anjelica Huston share their memories.

My Uncle, Gore Vidal

REMEMBRANCE: Burr Steers on the private life of the novelist, screenwriter and provocateur.