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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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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Permalink

Here's The Thing: Judd Apatow And Eric Fischl

  

Artists often use their childhoods and family life for inspiration. Alec speaks to two very different artists, a painter and a movie director, who have drawn on their early years to very different ends.

Alec talks with Judd Apatow, the director of The 40 Year Old VirginKnocked Up, and Funny People; all of which feature emotionally immature men forced to grow up after confronting, respectively sex, responsibility, and death. His most recent film, This is 40, was his most personal, and stars his wife, Leslie Mann and their two daughters.

Alec then sits down with painter Eric Fischl, who became known in the 1980s art scene for work that explores issues of sexuality and power and what it means to become a man.

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