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Anthony Michael Hall on John Hughes & the Brat Pack + Riley Gaines

Anthony Michael Hall on John Hughes & the Brat Pack + Riley Gaines

Update: 2024-06-11
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Anthony Michael Hall, a veteran actor known for his roles in John Hughes films like "Sixteen Candles" and "Weird Science," joins the Adam Corolla Show to discuss his career. He shares his early experiences in acting, starting at the age of eight with Steve Allen. Hall talks about his collaboration with John Hughes and how he navigated the transition from teen roles to more serious acting. He also opens up about his relationship with his biological father, whom he met for the first time when he was 22. Hall reflects on the competitive nature of the entertainment industry and how he has managed to maintain a successful career for over 45 years. He also shares his thoughts on the importance of having a strong work ethic and staying focused on personal goals. Hall discusses his recent work on the Amazon series "Reacher" and his experience working with Jessica Alba. He also shares his favorite films and directors, including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Hall's insights provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of acting and the challenges and rewards of a long and successful career. Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer, joins the Adam Corolla Show to discuss her experience competing against a transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas, and the broader implications of transgender athletes in women's sports. Gaines shares her perspective on the unfairness of the competition, the discomfort she felt in the locker room, and the silencing and muzzling she faced from authorities. She also discusses the importance of standing up for oneself and the need for sanity and common sense in a world that has lost its mind. Gaines's story highlights the complexities of the issue and the need for a nuanced and respectful dialogue about transgender athletes in women's sports. She also discusses the importance of having allies in this fight, including those who may not agree with everything but are like-minded on this one subject. Gaines's story is a powerful reminder of the importance of speaking up for what is right, even when it is difficult.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces Anthony Michael Hall as a guest on the Adam Corolla Show. The episode promises to cover a range of topics, including Hall's career, his thoughts on the entertainment industry, and his personal life.

00:01:54
Anthony Michael Hall's Early Career

This Chapter delves into Anthony Michael Hall's early acting career, starting with his experience playing with Steve Allen at the age of eight. Hall discusses his early work in commercials and his eventual transition to film roles in his teens. He shares his perspective on the John Hughes era and how he navigated the transition from teen roles to more serious acting.

00:04:06
Hall's Relationship with His Biological Father

This Chapter explores Anthony Michael Hall's relationship with his biological father, Larry Hall. Hall shares his experience of meeting his father for the first time when he was 22 and how he navigated the complexities of that encounter. He reflects on the impact of his father's absence on his life and how he has come to terms with it.

00:14:20
Hall's Perspective on the Entertainment Industry

This Chapter delves into Anthony Michael Hall's perspective on the entertainment industry. He discusses the competitive nature of the industry and how he has managed to maintain a successful career for over 45 years. Hall shares his thoughts on the importance of having a strong work ethic and staying focused on personal goals.

00:24:38
Hall's Financial Success and Personal Life

This Chapter explores Anthony Michael Hall's financial success and personal life. He discusses his approach to money and how he has managed his wealth over the years. Hall also shares his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of being a recognizable figure in the entertainment industry.

00:30:49
Hall's Recent Work on "Reacher"

This Chapter focuses on Anthony Michael Hall's recent work on the Amazon series "Reacher." He discusses his experience working with the show's creator, Nick Santora, and his thoughts on the show's production and upcoming season.

00:33:55
Hall's Favorite Films and Directors

This Chapter delves into Anthony Michael Hall's favorite films and directors. He discusses his appreciation for classic comedies and his admiration for directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Hall shares his insights on the comedic elements in Scorsese's films and his experience working on Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

00:49:00
News and Trending Topics

This Chapter covers news and trending topics, including a viral video of a speed walking race where a Spanish competitor prematurely celebrates her victory. The segment also discusses the story of Ken Miles, a race car driver who was denied a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a strategic decision by Ford.

00:54:30
Wrap-Up

This Chapter concludes the episode with a final discussion about the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the ownership of the iconic Ford GT40 race car by Jay Leno. The episode ends with a reminder of the upcoming release of Anthony Michael Hall's new film on Netflix.

00:55:07
Ken Miles and the 24 Hours of Le Mans

This Chapter discusses the story of Ken Miles, a race car driver who was denied a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a strategic decision by Ford. The segment also discusses the viral video of a speed walking race where a Spanish competitor prematurely celebrates her victory.

01:01:24
Pandemic Fraud and the Juror

This Chapter discusses a juror who was dismissed from a trial after reporting that a woman dropped a bag of $120,000 in cash at her home and offered her more money if she would vote to acquit seven people charged with stealing over $40 million from a program meant to feed children during the pandemic. The segment also discusses the astronomical amount of money that was spent on fraudulent PPE checks during the pandemic.

01:08:45
Riley Gaines and the Transgender Athlete Debate

This Chapter features Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer, who discusses her experience competing against a transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas, and the broader implications of transgender athletes in women's sports. Gaines shares her perspective on the unfairness of the competition, the discomfort she felt in the locker room, and the silencing and muzzling she faced from authorities. She also discusses the importance of standing up for oneself and the need for sanity and common sense in a world that has lost its mind.

01:40:11
Riley Gaines's Take Back Title IX Bus Tour

This Chapter discusses Riley Gaines's Take Back Title IX bus tour, which aims to raise awareness about the issue of transgender athletes in women's sports. Gaines discusses the importance of having allies in this fight, including those who may not agree with everything but are like-minded on this one subject. She also discusses the need for a nuanced and respectful dialogue about transgender athletes in women's sports.

Keywords

Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall is an American actor known for his roles in teen comedies, particularly those directed by John Hughes. He is known for his roles in films such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Weird Science." Hall has also appeared in numerous other films and television shows, demonstrating his versatility as an actor.

John Hughes
John Hughes was an American screenwriter, director, and producer known for his iconic teen comedies of the 1980s. His films, such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and "Home Alone," captured the spirit of adolescence and became cultural touchstones. Hughes's films often featured relatable characters, witty dialogue, and memorable soundtracks, making them enduringly popular.

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American teen comedy-drama film directed by John Hughes. The film follows five high school students from different social groups who are forced to spend a Saturday in detention together. The Breakfast Club became a cultural phenomenon, exploring themes of social class, identity, and the complexities of adolescence. The film's iconic characters and memorable dialogue have made it a timeless classic.

Weird Science
Weird Science is a 1985 American science fiction comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film follows two unpopular high school students who create a perfect woman using a computer program. Weird Science became a cult classic, known for its humorous take on science fiction, its memorable characters, and its iconic soundtrack.

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor known for his influential work in cinema. He is renowned for his gritty and realistic portrayals of urban life, particularly in the genres of crime drama and gangster films. Scorsese's films, such as "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas," and "The Departed," are considered masterpieces of American cinema and have earned him numerous awards and accolades.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino is an American filmmaker known for his distinctive style and genre-bending films. He is known for his use of violence, dialogue, and pop culture references. Tarantino's films, such as "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill," and "Inglourious Basterds," have garnered critical acclaim and a devoted following. His work is characterized by its unconventional storytelling, memorable characters, and stylish visuals.

Reacher
Reacher is an American action-crime drama television series based on the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. The series follows Jack Reacher, a former military police officer who travels the United States and becomes involved in various mysteries and crimes. The series is known for its action-packed sequences, its complex characters, and its exploration of themes of justice and redemption.

24 Hours of Le Mans
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an annual endurance sports car race held in Le Mans, France. It is considered one of the most prestigious and challenging endurance races in the world. The race is known for its long duration, its high speeds, and its demanding conditions. The 24 Hours of Le Mans has a rich history and has featured some of the most iconic race cars and drivers in motorsport.

Ford GT40
The Ford GT40 was a series of sports cars designed and built by Ford to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car was named for its height, which was less than 40 inches. The Ford GT40 was highly successful at Le Mans, winning the race four consecutive times from 1966 to 1969. The car became a symbol of American automotive engineering and a legend in motorsport.

Riley Gaines
Riley Gaines is a former University of Kentucky swimmer who has become a prominent voice in the debate over transgender athletes in women's sports. She gained national attention after competing against Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer, at the NCAA championships. Gaines has been outspoken about the unfairness of the competition and the need to protect women's sports.

Q&A

  • What are some of Anthony Michael Hall's most notable roles?

    Anthony Michael Hall is known for his roles in John Hughes films like "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Weird Science." He has also appeared in numerous other films and television shows, demonstrating his versatility as an actor.

  • How did Anthony Michael Hall's relationship with his biological father evolve?

    Hall met his biological father for the first time when he was 22. He reflects on the impact of his father's absence on his life and how he has come to terms with it.

  • What are some of Anthony Michael Hall's favorite films and directors?

    Hall discusses his appreciation for classic comedies and his admiration for directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. He shares his insights on the comedic elements in Scorsese's films and his experience working on Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

  • What is Anthony Michael Hall's perspective on the competitive nature of the entertainment industry?

    Hall discusses the competitive nature of the industry and how he has managed to maintain a successful career for over 45 years. He shares his thoughts on the importance of having a strong work ethic and staying focused on personal goals.

  • What is Anthony Michael Hall's recent work on the Amazon series "Reacher"?

    Hall discusses his experience working with the show's creator, Nick Santora, and his thoughts on the show's production and upcoming season.

  • What is the story behind the viral video of the speed walking race?

    A Spanish competitor prematurely celebrates her victory in a speed walking race, only to be overtaken by a Ukrainian competitor. The segment also discusses the story of Ken Miles, a race car driver who was denied a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a strategic decision by Ford.

  • Who owns the iconic Ford GT40 race car?

    Jay Leno owns the iconic Ford GT40 race car.

  • What is Anthony Michael Hall's upcoming film on Netflix?

    Anthony Michael Hall's new film, "Trigger Warning," is set to be released on Netflix on June 21st.

  • What is Riley Gaines's experience competing against a transgender swimmer?

    Gaines shares her perspective on the unfairness of the competition, the discomfort she felt in the locker room, and the silencing and muzzling she faced from authorities. She also discusses the importance of standing up for oneself and the need for sanity and common sense in a world that has lost its mind.

  • What is Riley Gaines's Take Back Title IX bus tour?

    Gaines discusses the importance of having allies in this fight, including those who may not agree with everything but are like-minded on this one subject. She also discusses the need for a nuanced and respectful dialogue about transgender athletes in women's sports.

Show Notes

Actor Anthony Michael Hall joins to talk about his new Netflix film ‘Trigger Warning.’ They discuss his upbringing & the very young start of his career, working with John Hughes and his brief time on SNL. Next, Adam chats with Anthony about his exclusion from the famous Brat Pack and they discuss their shared appreciation for Robert DeNiro & Anthony’s experiences with various big-time Hollywood directors.

Next Chris reports the news including stories about a premature speed-walking celebration, Glen Powell’s viral tale of a cannibalism urban legend and the unsuccessful bribing of a juror.

Lastly, Riley Gaines joins the show to talk about her swimming career, including competing during the COVID-19 pandemic & against UPenn’s Lia Thomas, as well as her ongoing campaign to protect women’s sports from ‘invasion’ by the transgender community.

For more with Anthony Michael Hall:
● Trigger Warning premiers on Netflix June 21st.
● http://theanthonymichaelhall.com
● INSTAGRAM: @AMH4real

For more with Riley Gaines:
● Buy “Swimming Against the Current: Fighting for Common Sense in a World That’s Lost its Mind” wherever books are sold.
● http://rileygaines.com
● PODCAST: Gaines for Girls
● INSTAGRAM: @rileygbarker
● TWITTER: @riley_gaines_

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Anthony Michael Hall on John Hughes & the Brat Pack + Riley Gaines

Anthony Michael Hall on John Hughes & the Brat Pack + Riley Gaines

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