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Colbert & Roeper & the Movies.

Someone just sent me this “classic” video from 2001. Stephen Colbert is interviewing me about the Oscars on the day after the awards ceremony. As I recall, I was backstage at “Access Hollywood” or some show like that. Quite a glamorous backdrop.

Note the hair and the glasses, and my burgeoning five o’clock shadow. It’s almost as if I’m a swarthier double for Colbert.

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9 Responses to “Colbert & Roeper & the Movies.”

  1. Mark Says:

    haha you are a brave guy for going on the report and speaking freely about gladiator. I’ve gotta say, I think you are right about that movie. Whenever people tell me it’s one of their favourites, I never fail to mention that it’s totally overrated…

    anyways, cool vid. Keep on writing, hopefully they give the Bill Simmons of Chicago (“movieguy”?) his own show again!

  2. andrew Says:

    haha nice joke at the top there.

  3. Agatha Says:

    Agreed on Gladiator. Sucky movie, vastly overrated.

  4. Elphie's Twin Says:

    I actually kind of liked Gladiator; Joaquin Phoenix gave an incredible performance, but Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Traffic should have won that year.

  5. Alex Says:

    Traffic was horrible. I didn’t think Gladiator was really “Best Picture” worthy, but I’d definitely pick it over Traffic.

  6. Michael Says:

    And the award for Very Funny Off The Cuff Performance When Exhausted goes to Richard Roeper.

    Great comeback, among many, with the line about it being easier to have fond memories of Julia Robert’s Tinkerbell role having NOT seen it.

    I would like to see the overused term, “over-rated” outlawed. Every amateur movie critic (meaning everyone in the general public with an opinion) loves to slap movie critic jargon onto films. It has become such a cliche to shoot sarcasm from the hip when speaking of a film. Gladiator was entertaining but it was not Best Picture material on any level.

    If anyone has any doubt that Kate Hudson is a great actress just watch the outtake from Almost Famous on “The Bootleg Cut” when she says the name of Billy Crudup’s wife multiple times, each one in a unique manner. As I recall it was all done in a single take captured with one camera.

  7. kandice Says:

    Wow Richard, you are right. You do look like swarthier double for Colbert.

    As for Gladiator. I actually really enjoyed that movie. I don’t think it was the best picture of that year. Crouching Tiger was in my opinion.

  8. Danny Says:

    Great stuff here, Richard. Definitely agree with you on Gladiator…It’s a solid film, but I would’ve gone with Traffic for Best Pic. Have you received your royalty for the thumbs up/thumbs down?

  9. XAMS Says:

    You should go on The Colbert Report or Daily Show again, Richard!

    You’ve been away from TV for a while now…

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