In 2010, The New York Times published an article dubbing actress Laura Linney as “every woman’s Meryl Streep.” And it may well be true. Linney has forged a well-deserved reputation as an intelligent, humble, and hardworking actress, nominated for and winning dozens of awards for her stellar theater, television, and film performances. But in person, the real Laura Linney is even more remarkable. Born in New York City on February 5, 1964, Linney came from a distinguished family with a background in politics and theater.
Given the impressive body of dramatic work that Eric Bana has done in his career - Troy, Black Hawk Down, The Hulk, Munich, and The Time Traveler’s Wife - it’s hard to believe that the Australian born actor got his start as a stand-up comedian. That is, until you hear him talk about everything from his love of hitting the open road in his classic cars to how he chooses his roles, and then you see how versatile he can be.
James Woods boasts an impressive resume, to say the least. Since his breakout role as Gregory Powell in the crime thriller The Onion Field, the multi-talented actor has worked on over 145 films and television projects in a myriad of roles both on and off the screen. But this masterful jack of all trades is far more than the sum of his work, and many may not know that he also harbors a deep love for the Mother Road.
For more than six decades, Robert Duvall has been plying his trade, first, commanding the stage, then the big and small screen, bringing an intelligent and intense vulnerability to each performance. He is one of those rare breed of actors who has gifted us with some unforgettable characters, in some of the finest films in cinematic history.
When Kevin Hart isn’t busy touring the world, performing stand-up comedy or shooting his next blockbuster, he’s most likely on dad duty for his three children. He could also be managing his intense fear of reptiles or adding to his extensive automobile collection.
Given the veracity of his personality and life experiences, Hart often looks to one obvious source for comedic inspiration — himself. Hart uses self-deprecation to his fullest advantage, observing the implications of race and masculinity, as well as his dysfunctional family history and shorter stature. Hart is only 5’4 but has a giant personality and a huge amount of talent to back it up.
Whether he’s playing an android assassin on Terminator 2, a high-ranking Army Colonel on The Unit, or the handler of a team of paranormal investigators on The X-Files, Robert Patrick steals the scene with his signature gravitas and intense presence.
When he’s not in front of the camera, more often than not, you’ll find Patrick on his Harley-Davidson, crisscrossing the country as part of the Boozefighters — a motorcycle club that raises money to help vets, children and the poor.
Actor Gary Sinise is well-known for his films – Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and The Green Mile, to name a few, and television shows such as CSI: NY and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, but these days Sinise has been using his gifts, passions and notoriety to create a different type of project.
Helming the Gary Sinise Foundation, the thespian devotes himself to his work to support veterans day in and day out, making sure that the men and women who choose to fight for America are receiving the support and gratitude that they deserve.
Following in the footsteps of a famous father, especially one with as legendary of a Hollywood career as Clint Eastwood, can be daunting. And for Scott Eastwood, who is a spitting image of his father; with the same striking good looks and gunslinger eyes, that journey can be wrought with constant comparisons. However, make no mistake, Scott Eastwood is forging his own path in Hollywood.
Scott recently sat down with ROUTE to share on his unique upbringing, his new movie The Outpost, and so much more.
Matt Pinnell serves as Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma as well as the state’s first Secretary of Tourism and Branding. He has publicly expressed enormous support for the conservation and promotion of Route 66 as a fundamental part of Oklahoma’s tourism industry.
Undeniably one of the finest craftsmen on the Silver Screen today, Wes Studi stands out amongst his peers in an industry that is quick to forget. But when he speaks, the thespian is guaranteed to leave a mark.
Actor Martin Sheen popularly known for his role as President Bartlet on The West Wing, talks family road trips, Route 66, raising his family in the public eye and more.
ROUTE chats with Pierce Brosnan, Irish-born actor best known for playing James Bond, on his childhood, his journey to Hollywood, road trips, family and loads more.
Critically acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White on the AMC series Breaking Bad, shares on his life, career and road trips down Route 66.
ROUTE Magazine caught up with bestselling author and Route 66 ambassador, Michael Wallis, who shared on his enviable career as a writer, his famous book Route 66: The Mother Road, and his favorite places and people along the iconic highway. A well-respected and known persona on the Route, Wallis reveals some things that even those who know him best may be surprised to learn.
While skilled in many disciplines, from painting to sculpture to metal work, artist Lowell Davis is perhaps best known for his farm animal figurines, distributed to thousands of gift shops across North America. His collectors and fans regularly make the trip to visit the “Norman Rockwell of Rural Art” at his home in Red Oak II, just outside of Carthage, Missouri.
Route 66 has many supporters, or “boosters”, as proactive, dedicated individuals are lovingly referred to by passionate ‘road warriors’. It is exciting to witness all of the amazingly talented people who have devoted their lives and abilities to protecting, preserving and promoting the Mother Road. It is a cause that ROUTE stands firmly behind. And from amongst this eclectic group, it is quite common to hear one name referred to time and again: Jerry McClanahan.
A former band member of a garage punk band called The Scarred, now turned YouTube Vlogger, Justin Scarred has amassed over 100,000 subscribers with his highly entertaining videos of his trips to Disneyland, the Old West, and more recently Route 66, where he traveled the entire Route, documenting his travels on his channel. His boisterous, goofy and witty nature infused with informative narrative, has captured and brought a whole new audience of road warriors, of all ages, to Route 66. In this interview, Scarred talks about his approach to his positive YouTube videos, his experiences filming on the Mother Road, and his adventures along Route 66.