Josh Radnor (03/05/11)

De Hot Shots van Josh Radnor (03/05/11)

Josh Radnor ken je vooral van 'How I met your mother', maar nu draait ook in België zijn eerste film 'Happythankyoumoreplease' in de bioscoop. (release NL: 30/06). En er is meer:

'I'm currently in Ohio preparing to shoot my second film, 'Liberal Arts'. It takes place at a small liberal arts college, not unlike the one I attended. I'm also editing a book I wrote that should be out in late 2011 or early 2012.'

'Bhagavad Gita' and more

This is a kind of impossible one for me. Books for me are like jokes - I only remember the latest one I heard. I keep a copy of the 'Bhagavad Gita' close at hand - everything's in there. I love the short stories of Lorrie Moore and an Israeli writer named Etgar Keret, as well as the essays of David Foster Wallace. Ian McEwan's 'Atonement' was a fairly perfect read. I tore through Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' and loved every page. I don't know. I'm dancing around this one because I can't really land on one.


This film made nothing in the world look so romantic as being an actor in New York City. I'm sure it's half the reason I moved straight to New York after college. Plus it's hilarious and poignant and full of heart and every performance is perfect. I could watch Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack argue all day long.

Joni Mitchell, 'Blue'

My senior year of college I had to hear it every few hours. I even began carrying it with me wherever I went and annoyingly insisting it be played on the nearest stereo. This strained more than a few friendships. I felt like Joni Mitchell was singing about things to which I was dimly awakening but had yet to fully understand. It was the perfect soundtrack for that anxious transition point between college and the rest of your life.

Games & Tech
Words with Friends (iPhone)

I've been roped into 'Words With Friends'. It's basically scrabble for the iPhone and you can keep many games going at once. It's a beautiful time-waster.

Radio & tv
'Cheers' and others

I have really fond memories of the 1980's NBC Thursday night line-up: 'The Cosby Show', 'Family Ties', 'Cheers' and 'Night Court'. 'Family Ties' was set in Columbus, Ohio, my hometown, so that earns it extra points. 'Cheers' gets extra points because it's, you know, 'Cheers'.

'Angels in America' (Broadway)

I was absolutely bowled over by 'Angels in America' when I saw it on Broadway when I was 19. It seemed to redefine for me what the theater was capable of. My two other favorite plays are ones I first encountered when I performed in them: 'Uncle Vanya' and 'Awake and Sing' by Clifford Odets.