ROGUE 10: Top Ten IAR Interviews of 2014

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:41 Written by  iamrogue
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ROGUE 10: Top Ten IAR Interviews of 2014

It's almost 2015, but don't pop that cork just yet, ladies and gentlemen.

Santa hasn't dropped down any chimneys yet and that big ball is more than a week away from descending in Times Square, but the end of another year is still very much nigh.  As our humble little home planet completes yet another orbit of the sun, you may have noticed a deluge of lists running down the best, worst, and most notable moments of 2014.

Well, iamROGUE is getting in on that end-of-year listing action.

Now, like any devastatingly handsome individual, IAR is look in the mirror and saying, "Damn, I looked good this year."  Not quite, actually, but we are showcasing the cream of our interview crop over the last year.

IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick is an interviewing whirlwind, a dynamo of an interviewer who coaxes unique and wonderful things out of your favorite stars, from Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of Marvel's superheroes to straight-up cinema legends like Mel Brooks, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey, and Robert Redford.

For our latest ROGUE 10, we've compiled some of Jami's most memorable interviews of 2014.  It's all highlights, and it's the perfect way to close out this strange, wonderful year.

With no further ado, here are IAR's Top Ten Interviews of 2014:

10. Elliott Gould Remembers Robert Altman

"He knew what he was doing and he knew what he was going for. I think each of his works as an artist, and each picture had a life of its own as far as sound. He did some great sound with California Split. Every word is abstract. But your feelings are not abstract. Your feelings are true. Your feelings are real. As far as words being able to impart information not to in any way devalue the words that we have, but if you're going to have words, we want feelings and we want the nature and we want the life."

9. Oscar Hopefuls J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), and Sir Ben Kingsley (The Boxtrolls)

8. Interviewing Muppets, from Constantine to Oscar the Grouch

Constantine, the villain of Muppets Most Wanted: "I am world's most dangerous frog as voted by lots of evil league of people that makes these decisions. Two years running I am world's most dangerous frog. They use this for movie as well, that I am world's most dangerous frog. It is a little bit of life imitating art. No. What?"

Legendary Muppeteer Caroll Spinney and Oscar the Grouch:

7. Marlon Wayans: Animal Killer

6. Four Years Later, Jon Hamm Finally Explains Exactly Why He Was in The A-Team

5. Kevin Smith Makes Jami Philbrick Puke

4. Mike Tyson Exposes His Softer Side

3. Mel Brooks Loves iamROGUE

2. Earth's Mightiest Heroes on the Marvel Press Line at Comic-Con - Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man

1. Four Legends in Four Nights: Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, and Bruce Dern at SBIFF 2014

Bonus Stocking-Stuffers: Billy Bob Thornton Wants Warren Zevon in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

"I’ve had some friends inducted and maybe there’s some politics involved, I really don’t know. But I’ll certainly do my part. At least I’ll yap about it and call whomever I can. But I would say the main thing that they need to look at is that the real true artists of this world are ones who are unique and had a voice that hadn’t been heard before. By voice I mean the whole body of work. If there’s only one of somebody, then they need to be in the Hall of Fame. And there was only one Warren Zevon!"

Jami Talks to Big Winners at the Indepedent Spirit Awards 2014

That's all Rogues!

Thanks and we'll see you next year!

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