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Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 9.39.16 AMRichard’s “Canada AM” interview with “Man from UNCLE” stars Henry Cavill and Army Hammer. They discuss their characters, accents and starting with a “blank canvas.”

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Canada AM: Richard’s interviews with “Man from UNCLE” stars!

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.17.02 PMRichard interviews “Man from UNCLE” stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki on 60s fashion and playing strong characters in a male dominated genre.

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TIFF In Conversation With… “Inside Out” director PETE DOCTER

Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 7.55.31 AMPete Docter, the visionary director of Pixar’s Up, Monsters, Inc. and Inside Out, joined host Richard Crouse in March for this onstage discussion of his extraordinary career in animation and screenwriting.




Richard interviews “Inside Out” star Phyllis Smith about sadness & Show dancing!

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 4.42.14 PMRichard Crouse interviews “Inside Out” star Phyllis Smith.

“I started out as a professional dancer. A show dancer. No stripping, but there were plumes, feathers, g-strings and all that. I was also in two ballet companies, a jazz company. I studied modern dance. That was my passion. I always wanted to be a dancer. Not necessarily an actor. When I came to LA I had an injury and I knew logically it was time for me to make a switch in my career because I was getting older. It was hard to make that decision. For dancers at a certain age there is not a lot to fall back on. So I just did what I had to do to pay my bills. I worked as a receptionist. I worked at a movie theatre. I’d go to my nine-to-five job then I’d change my clothes and get to my movie theatre gig and work the box office until eleven o’clock at night. I did that for three years.

“Before I got to LA I worked for JC Penny in the warehouse tagging the merchandise. I don’t think they do it anymore. I used to stand there and tag thousands of fishing lures or bowling balls or roller shades, which were heavy as hell to lift around. The people were great to work with but the merchandise was a little challenging. I used to stand there, thinking about life, wondering what it is we all have in common because we’re not all given the same opportunity. Some people’s health is impaired when they’re born and they don’t even have that to start with and others are charmed with intelligence or looks or whatever they’re given. I thought, ‘There has to be something that we all have. A commonality.’ I figured out that it’s the ability to love. We all, in some form or another, to love and be loved. That was my big revelation. My lightbulb moment. Also to make sure if you’re standing on a concrete floor to make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes or you’ll pay for it later.”

Richard’s keynote interview with Spike Lee at Canadian Music Week!

Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 11.18.31 AMRichard interviewed legendary filmmaker Spike Lee in a no-holds-barred on stage interview at Canadian Music Week. They discussed everything from watching movies on the big screen–“It kills me today that young people see Malcolm X on this (holds up his Blackberry) for the first time. We worked too long. Look, I know Blackberry is a Canadian company. We couldn’t see the future. Now if you’re on a plane, alright, but to see Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing, and not just my films, to see Apocalypse Now the first time, the first time you see 2001 on this? As a filmmaker, I know I might sound like a dinosaur, but that pains me.”–to race in America–“This whole stuff is not new. This thing’s happened forever — back to lynchings. So please do not believe that this is a phenomenon that all of the sudden is sweeping America. Now it’s just being caught. Everybody now, with a camera, is a photojournalist. Here’s the thing though, even with the footage, those cops in New York City got off with the stranglehold of Eric Garner.”



Richard interviews Carla Gugino on the action flick “San Andreas.”

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 3.44.02 PMRichard Crouse interviews Carla Gugino on starring in the action film “San Andreas”

Gugino on women in action films: “In the 1950s women did draw at the box office then a lot of things changed but I think we’re coming back to the place where one does not preclude the other. You don’t have to just have men kicking ass and women being passive because that is not something today that women relate to. Women are not passive in general.”



Richard Interviews Blythe Danner about “I’ll See You in My Dreams.”

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 3.43.16 PMBlythe Danner Interview with Richard Crouse for “I’ll See You in My Dreams ”

“I think it is a very underplayed role,” she says. “Yes, she runs the gamut of emotions but there is nothing that is very extreme in my playing of this role. It is heartening that people are touched by the whole film and if they are by my performance that is very flattering but I don’t see it as an Oscar worthy performance. I just don’t see it. The possibility seems absurd to me.”