Googling your name can be hilarious — or completely terrifying. Now imagine searching your name when you're a famous actor. Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal sit down with the most popular web searches using their names and answer the questions themselves, instead of letting Google answer for them.
The Internet, destroyer of public discourse and resonating echo chamber for any opinion, no matter how half-baked. Whereas at one time people might have been more likely to keep their opinions to themselves, the lack of any tangible repercussion for what is said on the internet means that people speak without thinking about what they're saying. The Guardian sits down with a few of the more vehement internet commentators, to find out what they're like without the relative anonymity and distance of the web to shield them.
He's spent nearly 20 years playing one of films' most iconic characters. Still don't recognize him? That's because Haruo Nakajima spent his entire career inside a giant lizard. Now 87-years-old, Nakajima recounts his time as Godzilla and how he brought the King of the Monsters to life.
He's the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He's People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. And he has a workout that would make Maui blush. Dwayne Johnson lets the cameras roll as he smashes through a routine that would leave most mortals in traction.
Kabul, Afghanistan native Abbas Alizada has had a very unconventional life. Growing up under the Taliban, movies and music were banned, and could cost you your life. Abbas' love for martial arts was more than just a hobby — it was a way to protect his family if he ever needed to. Now, Abbas has turned his love into a film career that has made him an international star.
You Googled it, now Samuel L. Jackson is going to answer it. From his place of birth to his first movie, the Kong: Skull Island star sits down to respond to the web's most searched questions. He even gives out some free Star Wars scoop.
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The bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of outerwear ever. And the Original Penguin Reversible Bomber Jacket builds on the legacy of the classic with some subtle but valuable upgrades. Originally created for military pilots, bomber jackets quickly crossed-over into the mainstream thanks to the sophisticated look and overall versatility. This fresh take from Original Penguin maintains those qualities with this Dark Sapphire polyester shell with ribbed collar. It comes in a classic fit and is also reversible, giving you the option to step out with a different look from time to time without having to buy or reach for a new jacket.
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T-shirts are the Andy Warhol of the modern wardrobe: cheap, infinitely replaceable, and a mass-produced piece of art, depending on who you're asking. If you're asking Perry Shall, he would definitely agree with that last statement. Perry owns t-shirts by the hundreds and shared his epic collection with Super Deluxe.
Extreme spice can do crazy things to people. When you take someone who's already a little out there, it can make them downright delirious. Case in point: Russel Brand. During his Hot Ones challenge, the comic finds the path to enlightenment through a series of spicy vegan wings, which eventually leads him to an impromptu show tunes tribute to the show's superfan Brett Baker.
He was a professional athlete, movie star, and pitchman that seemed to have broken not just a color barrier, but barriers plural, by not talking about race. And when he went on trial for the stabbing of his ex-wife and her friend, the televised court proceedings were perfectly concocted for American consumption. America loves to watch their celebrities fall even more than making them, and the case of O.J. Simpson crystallized this so perfectly it couldn't have been scripted any better. But even more than the tawdry gawking at murder victims and a man whose life was coming apart live on TV, the O.J. trial held a mirror up to America and forced us to look at ourselves, revealing some very uncomfortable truths.
Brixton, in the south of London, is the birthplace of David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie. After his passing in January 2016, the entire town became a memorial to the late musician, as residents and people the world over paid their respects and left mementos in his memory. Now Brixton wants to build a more permanent ode to their most famous resident: a three-story-tall depiction of Bowie's iconic lightning bolt from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane.
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech stands as one of the greatest achievements of oration since Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In the shadow of that same president, Dr. King delivered the words that broke open the floodgates to the civil rights reforms of the 1960s. Nerdwriter goes line-by-line-through Dr. King's speech, showing how the great mind composed one of the most memorable works in modern history.
Legendary oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau is one of the most memorable personalities of the 20th century. He helped to invent the Aqua-Lung, predecessor to modern SCUBA equipment, brought diving to the masses, and was a renowned researcher, explorer, and conservationist. He also liked a glass of cognac after a hard day's diving. From Bill Murray's portrayal of Jacques in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to a generation of American fans introduced to him by PBS, Mr. Cousteau made huge contributions to science and the public.
Cosplay king Adam Savage has a passion for creating authentic replica costumes and giant hairy Wookiees. Although he's already donned a Chewbacca costume in the past, he's never been too keen of his homemade bandolier strap. So in this one day build, the perfectionist Savage remakes the prop from scratch using some scrap metal and leather.
When an actor takes a role, who is really casting who? Typecasting is more complicated than always playing the villain, or the hero, or the average guy. Michael K. Williams asks himself if he's been typecast throughout his career — and isn't too sure of his answer.
Gordon Ramsay is known for his french cuisine and fiery personality. For this challenge, the fast-talking chef tries to keep his temper in check to guide an amateur cook through a crab cake recipe. The trick is, they can't see each other.
America: land of the free, home of the strange. Americans are good at lots of things, but nothing can beat our love of bizarre collections. Topping that list is the Jerry Maguire Video Store in Los Angeles. It's a store that doesn't sell anything and stocks only one product: Over 14,000 copies of Tom Cruise's 1996 film Jerry Maguire. The brainchild of the creators of Everything is Terrible!, the final goal of the project is to build a shining pyramid in the Nevada desert to house their collection for future generations.
Seth Rogen finally comes clean. High school in Canada, playing rugby, being a big guy, wearing two pairs of socks — nothing is off limits. Tyler, The Creator and Seth set down for a hilarious, wide-ranging interview that leaves little to the imagination.
Ricky Gervais is the only person who can turn setting your mouth ablaze into a stand-up comedy routine. While promoting his David Brent mockumentary Life on the Road, Gervais sit in the Hot Seat to talk about the Netflix movie, free speech, and his whacky bathtub selfies over a plate of vegan wings. Although the meat is animal friendly, the sauces aren't to kind to the comedian's mild British palate with scoville levels hitting 135,600.
When most people quit their jobs and sell off all their possessions, it's to spend their lives traveling the world, doing good works, or pursuing their lifelong dream. Steve Feltham did the latter. Steve bought a van and has lived alone on the shores of Loch Ness for 25 years, patiently waiting for some sign of the Loch's famous monster.
After eight years in the White House, Barack Obama is wasting no time taking advantage of retirement. The 44th president was't allowed to partake in water sports of any kind during his two terms, so his post-presidency order was head to the British Virgin Islands. After two days of practice on Richard Branson's private island, he took on the Virgin founder in a kitesurfing contest, and obviously dominated.
Richard Arvin Overton is 110 years old, still walks, still drives, and enjoys a cigar — but never inhales. He pays cash for whatever he buys, lives in the house he built in 1945, and hasn't bought a new car since the 70s. Of a morning, Richard has about four cups of coffee and maybe a sip of whiskey. He calls it the Overton diet. Richard is the oldest living veteran in America, having served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945. Filmmakers Matt Copper and Rocky Conly sat down with Richard to talk about longevity, what keeps him going, and his military service.
Somewhere, in Brampton, Ontario, Batman roams the night. More than just a weekend comic-con cosplay, this is as real as it gets. When this anonymous man dons the Batsuit and climbs in the Batmobile, he's out for justice. In this telling interview, a man explains why being Batman means much more than to him than a simple superhero.
The Fiordland National Park in New Zealand covers nearly 8,000 square miles, but is home to only a few dozen people. Warrick Mitchell is one of them. Warrick describes what it's like living in one of the most remote locations on Earth, and what it takes to get by living deep off the grid. But there's also a huge upside: he's living in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Winter is in full force at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of summer. This Australia Day contraption helps us to do just that. Using a motorized clothes line, participants are dragged in an infinite loop around a tarp waterslide. The only way to get off the ride is to let go and hope for the best.
Everyone has a nose, but not all of them are finely-tuned instruments that produce flavors and aromas that sell millions or billions of dollars of product. The nose on Per Hermansson's face is exactly that. Hermansson's sensory skills have launched international bestsellers like Kahlua, Malibu, and Absolut Vodka. As the director of sensory design at The Absolut Company, Hermansson is charged with the task of developing new flavors of vodka that bring back sales that have sagged with younger consumers.
The folks at Bad Lip Reading are here to try to make you smile again for the first time since November 7th. Using clips from the recent Inauguration, they finally make our current President Donald Trump amusing by adding their signature gibberish over his otherwise outrageous statements. But it doesn't stop there. Everyone in attendance was fair game, including Barack and Michelle Obama, former President George Bush, and Hillary Clinton.
Dead tired, soaked to the bone, full of doubt and on the endless campaign trail. Former President Barack Obama stepped into a small room with a small crowd of about 20 twenty people in Greenwood, South Carolina, with a sense of dread. And then, in the back of the room, a woman began to chant: "Fired up! Ready to go!" 12 artists came together to animate a part of a speech by Mr. Obama describing how these words put the hope back in his historic run for the Presidency.
"It's-a Me, Mario." "Mamma Mia." "Let's-a go." They're some of the most iconic catchphrases in gaming history, and also the most recognizable voice. Since 1995, Charles Martinet has voiced the Italian plumber, as well as Luigi, Wario, and Donkey Kong. In this short profile, you get to know the man behind the voice and how he got the gig.