Photostills Further Reveal Quentin Tarantino’s 9th Film
by Staff | ANI News | July 4, 2019
We are about three weeks away from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which opens in theaters July 26th! Still no sneak peek photos of Damian as Steve McQueen, but Quentin Tarantino recently shared his insights with ANI News regarding Leonardo DiCaprio’s rival role with Damian’s Steve McQueen:
“Leonardo DiCaprio plays an actor named Rick Dalton who had a very successful NBC series called Bounty Law. It started in the ’58-’59 season and ended in the ’63-’64 season. It came out the same season as Steve McQueen came out with Wanted Dead or Alive, and they’re pretty much identical shows. McQueen on Wanted Dead or Alive played a slim, cocksure bounty hunter named Josh, and on Bounty Law Rick Dalton played a slim, cocksure bounty hunter named Jake. And they were both equally popular on television for the time and the fan magazines played up the rivalry: ‘Josh or Jake, who’s the biggest hunk? We let our readers decide!’ He became quite popular and like McQueen during his hiatus, he started doing movies. And they did okay, but during McQueen’s hiatus, eventually, he did The Magnificent Seven, and that was that. So when McQueen goes back to his series to finish his last season, he’s a fucking movie star. Rick is still Jake…he doesn’t pull off the TV-to-movies transition.”
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Continue reading Quentin Tarantino Gives Insights Into Damian’s Steve McQueen – July 4, 2019
It’s Tradition Now
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | February 25, 2019
I personally promised several of you to write about my conversation with Damian when I caught up with him on Billions set back in December as soon as I come back from vacation. I have been buried under teaching and committee work and meetings since I came back that I have just been able to find some time to sit and write. And while it may be a while ago and that I do sometimes not remember what I had for dinner last night, I vividly remember my conversation with Damian 😀
This blog has had an interesting relationship with Billions. I launched the blog only two weeks before they started shooting the pilot in New York and I have been very lucky to catch up with Damian on the set once every season since. I do not know how many times you need to do a thing for it to become a tradition, but catching up with Damian on Billions set once a year certainly feels like a tradition now.
The day I “met” Bobby Axelrod on Billions pilot set, February 3, 2015, source: Damianista
And when I saw Billions signs on Park Avenue on a Saturday evening in December, I thought I could continue the tradition. The signs hint that they might shoot at an ultra fancy restaurant where I could easily imagine Axe eat with other billionaires, and was happy that I could continue the tradition. Continue reading Catching Up with Damian on the Set of Billions Season 4 – Feb 25, 2019
“A Sprawling Tale of Counterculture California and the Final Days of Hollywood’s Golden Age”
by K. Austin Collins | Vanity Fair | January 25, 2019
Quentin Tarantino was six years old and living in the Los Angeles area when, in the summer of 1969, hell broke loose. You know this story: five people murdered over the course of two days that August, shot and stabbed by a clan of hippie impressionables in anticipation of Helter Skelter, Charles Manson’s idea of holy terror. It’s a Hollywood tale—not least because its most famous victim, the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, was the wife of director Roman Polanski, which put the terror square in the back lot’s backyard.
But it’s a Hollywood story for bigger reasons. This was an era, not merely an event; a lifestyle, a people, a widespread obsession—not merely a spot on a timeline or map. The city is a sprawl. So was 1969. And so is the work of Quentin Tarantino, whose last three movies were violent but (mass Nazi execution notwithstanding) playful excursions into history, all of them riffs on the deviant style and rough talkiness of the Westerns Tarantino loves, even the Dirty Dozen-esque World War II picture Inglourious Basterds, in which a motley troop of American badasses, a mock-Tennessean Brad Pitt at its helm, takes its grievances out on Nazi skulls.
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Inside Axe’s Swanky Manhattan Crib
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 30, 2018
We know the REAL New York crib that Axe lives in on Billions is a $45 million-dollar Sky Loft penthouse located at 145 Hudson Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, fit for a king and perfect as a billionaire’s lair. With 7,500 square feet, it features four bedrooms, four and half bathrooms, three wood-burning fireplaces, and two sculptural staircases. And it wouldn’t be complete without a chef’s kitchen, polished concrete and teak floors, and the added bonus of a 4,500 square foot terrace with a view of the New York City skyline. Instead of windows, there are glass walls – the scale is phenomenal.
Continue reading Take a Tour of Bobby Axelrod’s Apartment – March 30, 2018
On the Set of Billions
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 21, 2017
Looks like Lenny’s Clam Bar provided craft services for the cast and crew of Billions, serving up a nice cold raw bar! Damian and his co-star David Costabile, who plays Wags on the show, are hamming it up behind the custom Billions ice sculpture.