AMC's weekly half-hour series, "Sunday Morning ShootOut," hosted by Peter Guber and Peter Bart, brings the smarts and spin of Sunday morning political shows to the world of entertainment.
THIS WEEK'S GUESTM: One of the most respected actors of stage and screen, Academy Award®-winning actor Anthony Hopkins. The versatile, Welsh-born Hopkins has been featured in many of the most acclaimed and popular films of the past two decades made in the U.S. and the U.K., including Silence of the Lambs, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, The Elephant Man, A Bridge Too Far and forthcoming Miramax Film, The Human Stain, with Nicole Kidman.
DISCUSSION TOPICS: 1) Using anger as a source for creativity. 2) His "Hollywood" vs. a "British" frame of mind for acting. 3) The cons of political correctness in movies.
4) His views on smoking in movies, especially his newest role in The Human Stain. 5) His past drinking problem.
WHEN: The episode will air on Sunday, October 26 at 11 am ET/PT on AMC cable network. The episode can also be viewed at http://movies.yahoo.com, beginning at 12 Noon (PT).
BACKGROUND: "Sunday Morning ShootOut" is a new, half-hour weekly series on AMC hosted by entertainment industry veterans, Peter Guber and Peter Bart. Guber is the chairman of Mandalay Pictures, former CEO of Sony Pictures, the producer of dozens of Hollywood's most successful movies including Midnight Express, Batman, Rainman, Basic Instinct. Bart is editor-in-chief of Variety, and former Hollywood reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In his career as an executive at Paramount Pictures and as president of Lorimar, Bart played a major role creating classics like The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Like other Sunday morning debate shows, the sparks fly here as prominent producers, directors, writers and stars join the hosts to debate all sides of the week's biggest stories in the world of movies and entertainment. The experts provide informed and spirited perspectives on the winners and losers at the box-office, the rising and falling fortunes of the stars and studios themselves and the emerging trends that are forever reshaping the business of entertainment.