Tony Bill

former actor and Oscar-winning producer

Guest

Former Hollywood actor who became an Oscar-winning producer (The Sting), and then a director for film (My Bodyguard, Untamed Heart, Flyboys) and television, he teaches and lectures widely on film and lives with his family in the oldest house in Venice, California; author of Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set

Tony Bill on KCRW

Movie Speak; Scissorhands Revisited

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