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Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin -- Conversations that Sidestep the Predictable. When you put two creative, well-known personalities together in conversation, it’s hard to stop listening.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013 Permalink

Here's the Thing: Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry


9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday on the News Station.

Columbus directed such classics as Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, and Mrs. Doubtfire. He also produced and directed the first two Harry Potter films and produced the third as well. Despite this success, Columbus admits that he “always, to this day, [feels] like [he’s] gonna walk on a movie and get fired.”  Columbus talks with Alec about working with brilliant improvisers like John Candy and Robin Williams – and casting Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

Alec sits down with director Stephen Daldry, whose new movie, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," opens on Christmas Day.

Stephen offers a window into his past – from training as a clown and driving giraffes through Pompeii to being serenaded with Billy Elliot songs by a persistent Elton John.  Alec and Stephen trade notes on acting styles -- and whether being Mayor – of New York or London – would be satisfying.  Stephen says he makes work “to change the world;” Alec’s no longer sure change is possible. 

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