(Episode 179) "The Sopranos" Actor: Matthew Del Negro.
Matthew Del Negro was born in Mount Kisco, New York, as the youngest of three children. He grew up in Westchester County.
After graduating Boston College, Del Negro began to study acting, and after appearing in several minor commercials and independent films, he was cast as Brian Cammarata on The Sopranos. His filmography includes "Wind River", "City on a Hill", "Scandal", "The West Wing" and so many more.
His Podcast "10,000 no's" is as motivating as it is informative.
Meet the awesome and very kind: Matthew Del Negro.
(Episode 178) "The Way Back" Actor: Will Ropp.
Will Ropp is an American Actor.
He is a Connecticut native and attended the University of Michigan .
His phenomenal portrayal of "Kenny Dawes" in "The Way Back" is one of the best performances I've seen this year.
Please meet the immensely talented, Will Ropp.
(Episode 177) "The Way Back" Cinematographer: Edu Grau.
Edu has shot movies and commercials around the world with very unique directors, developing a beautiful eye, an honest smile and a very personal style.
Born in Barcelona in 1981, Edu Grau studied filmmaking in ESCAC (Spain) and the NFTS (UK) specializing early as a Director of Photography.
At 23, when he was not ready for that, and after the Sundance winning short " LA RUTA NATURAL ", Edu shot his first feature, Albert Serra's " HONOR DE CAVALLERIA ", which premiered at Cannes'06 and 40 other festivals. Then he paired up with Tom Ford for his debut feature in Hollywood, " A SINGLE MAN ", that was acclaimed as one of the most cinematically beautiful films of 2009 and got Colin Firth a Bafta and an Oscar Nom. Vice magazine included it in the ¨30 most beautiful movies of all time¨.
In 2009, Edu filmed " BURIED " with Rodrigo Cortés, and starring Ryan Reynolds. The film won Edu the Bronze Frog for Best Cinematography at Camerimage'10 and a Goya nomination. " FINISTERRAE " won the main award in Rotterdam'11, while his return to the Uk was with Nick Murphy's " THE AWAKENING ", with Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. Shortly after came a special movie by his talented old friend Marçal Forés," ANIMALS ", pretty much in the vein of the shorts that they used to do together.
Edu was then given the opportunity to work with Lady Gaga at the peak of her career, " BORN THIS WAY " was the result. In 2012, Edu premiered in Toronto Dante Ariola's " ARTHUR NEWMAN " with Emily Blunt and Colin Firth. " A SINGLE SHOT " with Sam Rockwell and Bill H Macy was just before " SUITE FRANÇAISE " by Saul Dibb, with Michelle WiIliams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mathias Schoenaerts and Sam Riley.
" SUFFRAGETTE ", directed by Sarah Gavron and with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep was Edu's next step modernizing a period film. " THE GIFT " by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall was one of the surprise film of 2015. " TRESPASS AGAINST US " by Adam Smith featuring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson was a gypsie chase movie. His new 25M budget movie, " GRINGO " by Nash Edgerton with Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton is a dark action comedy.
In 2017, he shot " QUIÉN TE CANTARÁ " directed by the cult auteur Carlos Vermut. He was nominated for a Goya, a Gaudí and a CEC for Best Cinematography. Later on, Edu reteamed with the one and only Joel Edgerton to do " BOY ERASED " with Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Xavier Dolan and Flea. The movie got two Golden Globes nominations.
Edu recently shot Gavin O'Connor's latest movie at Warner Bros " THE WAY BACK " starring Ben Affleck. The movie will be released March 6th 2020. After an amazing run with some top commercial directors, Edu has just wrapped Rebecca Hall's debut feature " PASSING ", with Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negra, Andre Holland, Alex Skarsgard and Bill Camp. It is Edu's first film in glorious B&W and 4:3. The movie will be released in the festival and awards season of 2020.
Meet Edu Grau.
20 Minute Movie Review: "The Way Back."
Jack Cunningham was an HS basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.
Darek Thomas reviews "The Way Back".
(Episode 176) Back for Round 2! Boxer: Adam "Babyface" Kownacki.
Adam Kownacki is a Polish professional boxer.
As of February 2020, Kownacki is ranked as a top ten heavyweight boxer by The Ring magazine.
He is currently 20-0.
Kownacki draws a big, largely-Polish contingent to Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn. In September 2018, he won a unanimous decision over former world champion Charles Martin (25-2-1, 23 KOs) in an all-out brawl that left his boisterous Polish fans giddy.
On January 26, 2019, Kownacki took another major step toward a world title shot with a second-round TKO of former world title challenger Gerald Washington (19-2-1, 12 KOs).
“It’s time to continue my goal of getting a title shot,” said Kownacki. “I'm a man on a mission to become the first Polish, Polish-American heavyweight champion of the world. No one will stop me.”
Kownacki returned to the ring on August 3 versus former world title challenger Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola at Barclays. The two warriors produced a classic heavyweight brawl, landing a combined 667 punches and throwing 2,172, both CompuBox heavyweight records. In the end, Kownacki's skill and firepower were too much as he won a 12-round unanimous decision by scores of 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.