The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2017

THR's award-winning Roundtables series features top stars of the year's most buzzed-about films and TV series, including actors, actresses, writers and directors. Here is your complete guide to all the panels.

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Animation Roundtable: The Risk of Making Toons for All Ages and Why Hiring More Females Is "Crucial"

Whether they're exploring Taliban rule ('The Breadwinner') or the connections between the living and the dead ('Coco'), animated movies can be ambitious — and surprising. Six filmmakers discuss what happens when a years-in-the-making film suddenly becomes timely: "Everyone in Russia thought 'The Boss Baby' was a movie about Putin."

Drama Actor Roundtable: Riz Ahmed, Ewan McGregor on Why Loser Roles Are "More Fun Than Someone Like Trump"

Six stars at the top of their game — including Billy Bob Thornton, Sterling K. Brown, John Lithgow and Jeffrey Wright — open up about appreciating early struggles ("You forget what it feels like to dream"), the indignity of typecasting ("Terrorist No. 3 — I'd rather be broke") and the pros and cons of being one of only a few who know where your character is going.