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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

Aug 3, 2020

Talia Shire is an icon. Well, you know. I mean, she's Connie Corleone in all The Godfather films. And she's Adrian, as in 'Yo, Adrian!' in all the Rocky films. Now she's in a new movie, Working Man, which you can catch now on demand or DVD.

In this episode, you'll witness Talia and me forming a little friendship. And you'll hear her wisdom and behind-the-scenes stories about:

  • The Godfather
    • Francis Ford Coppola
    • Marlon Brando
    • John Cazale
    • Jimmy Caan
    • Kay's abortion
    • The fight between Carlo and Sonny
    • Auditioning and landing the gig
    • Francis on shaky ground
    • How the cast became a real family
  • Rocky
    • Sylvester Stallone
    • Adrian's shyness
    • The love between Rocky and Adrian
    • What changed after Rocky + before Rocky II
  • Working Man
    • Her co-stars: Billy Brown (How to Get Away with Murder) and Peter Gerety (Ray Donovan, Sneaky Pete, The Wire)
  • The Conversation
  • Talia's supremely talented family, which includes:
    • Francis Ford Coppola
    • August Coppola
    • Sophia Coppola
    • Roman Coppola
    • Nicolas Cage
    • Jason Schwartzman
    • Robert Schwartzman (see his film RAD)
  • Art, creativity, Buddhism, community, relationships
  • Life, family, partnership, evolving, grandchildren
  • The Tribeca Film Festival
  • Old-school Hollywood studio days
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Michael Powell
  • Being shy
  • Nepotism
  • Fame, theater and being a character actor
  • Losing her husband
  • What document she carries in her bag
  • Dating
  • The journey of life

Join us!


Watch a BONUS video of Talia and me catching up AFTER this talk, for a 2nd talk. Join us for a new conversation via Zoom on my YouTube channel.


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