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Happy Sad Confused

On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to get casual with A-listers like Anna Kendrick, Tom Hiddleston, or Kristen Stewart (all HSC regulars), then come on in and join Josh in the Happy Sad Confused studio.

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Annabelle Wallis

The self-professed "feral" actress known as Annabelle Wallis pays a visit to "Happy Sad Confused" to talk about her new Showtime mini-series "The Loudest Voice", landing a role on "Peaky Blinders" despite Cillian Murphy's protests, and whether Tom Cruise texts her emojis. 

43mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Jack Reynor

You may know Jack Reynor from "Transformers: Age of Extinction" or "Sing Street" or as the guy who nearly was Han Solo but this summer you'll know him as the star of the super scary "Midsommar", from Ari Aster (director of last year's critical fave "Hereditary").Jack joins Josh to talk about being a certified film geek from the start, embarrassing auditions for the likes of Andy Serkis, and why superheroes might not be for him. 

51mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Claire Foy & Matt Smith

One would think when you welcome two guests to the podcast, each esteemed British actors, playing no less than Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh respectively, that a very dignified and maybe even stodgy conversation awaits. One would be very wrong.On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Josh welcomes Claire Foy and Matt Smith for a wild and unpredictable conversation about pretty much everything but their Netflix show, "The Crown". From Matt's musings on starting a podcast to Claire and Josh's sad ignorance of "Doctor Who", this chat is off the rails in the best possible way from the start.Somewhere in there, Claire and Matt debate classic movie trilogies, who Ryan Gosling loves more, and how high on their respective friends lists the other is. This is a fun one. Enjoy!

45mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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Quentin Tarantino

One of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time, Quentin Tarantino joins Josh to end the year strong with a conversation about his latest film The Hateful Eight, why he wouldn't be able to make a horror film as good as The Exorcist, meeting his hero Brian De Palma, the early version of Kill Bill, and the possibility of a stage version of The Hateful Eight. Happy New Year!

55mins

28 Dec 2015

Rank #4

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Evan Peters

In our second episode direct from Park City, Utah, Josh hangs out with Evan Peters on his birthday, while he celebrates his first visit to the Sundance Film Festival. Evan's new film, "American Animals", a bizarre true story of a heist gone terribly wrong, has just premiered at the festival.In his first visit to "Happy Sad Confused", Evan talks about why he misses roaming the aisles of Blockbuster video, what actors he's obsessed with, the impact Ryan Murphy has had on his career, and drops some interesting info on his upcoming return to the X-Men franchise in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix".  

38mins

24 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf has certainly packed a lot into his relatively short 30 years on this planet. From child star to a franchise leading movie star. From avant garde artist to outspoken asshole. He’s been labeled a lot of things (some unfairly, some he’ll cop to quite willingly) and he’s not afraid to talk about all of it in this very honest conversation with Josh Horowitz on this week’s “Happy Sad Confused”. Professionally this has been a banner year for LaBeouf, earning widespread acclaim for his role in “American Honey” and now returning to his roots, re-teaming with filmmaker Dito Montiel for “Man Down”, a PTSD drama co-starring Kate Mara and Jai Courtney. LaBeouf discusses his changing priorities for his career, how he’s obsessed with chasing truth, why he considers himself a blue collar actor, and whether he could imagine returning to a “Transformers” or “Indiana Jones” movie. The answers, like LaBeouf himself, will likely surprise you.

42mins

30 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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Cillian Murphy

He generally doesn't do a lot of interviews so that makes this extended chat with the great Cillian Murphy all the more special. Cillian visits Josh to chat about his beginnings, collaborations with Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan, and why he keeps coming back for more "Peaky Blinders". 

43mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, And Ruth Negga

Forgive the pun but it’s a love fest on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast this week with two stars of Loving (in theaters November 4th), the new Jeff Nichols awards contender, plus a hysterical chat with two of our favorite comedians. If you’re a comedy nerd, you’ll be excited to hear the first conversation with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, starring in “Oh Hello on Broadway”. As you’d expect from comedic veterans of SNL, Kroll Show, and Documentary Now, this chat goes everywhere – from Anthony Weiner to why they’re over zombies to why John is more interesting now that he’s sober. Plus they talk of course about their new show in which they play two “deep losers” as they put it. Kroll also stars in Loving which brings us to our second conversation of the week, with that film’s star Ruth Negga. You may have seen her in “Preacher” or “World War Z” but this may be the performance of her career. Loving in the true life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose marriage resulted in a supreme court case that forever changed the legality of interracial marriage. 

1hr 18mins

2 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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Miles Teller, Sebastian Stan

On the 100th episode of Happy Sad Confused, the dynamically short-haired Miles Teller returns to join Josh to talk about Han Solo rumors, The Divergent Series, and his perspective on Fantastic Four. Then, the delightful Sebastian Stan joins Josh to talk about his many nicknames, The Bronze, and becoming the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

1hr 13mins

16 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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Jon Hamm

It's taken five years but the dashing and delightful Jon Hamm has finally made his "Happy Sad Confused" debut! It was worth the wait. Jon joins Josh to talk about working with Clint Eastwood on "Richard Jewell", the challenges of following up "Mad Men" and that time he auditioned to play Superman!

51mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Jon Stewart

The remarkable Jon Stewart has been dominating the airwaves for almost 15 years with his amazing hosting duties on The Daily Show. He joins Josh for a relaxed conversation about the genesis of his directorial debut Rosewater, the ol’ MTV days of The Jon Stewart Show, his love of baseball, his illustrious acting career, and his many nicknames.

35mins

16 Nov 2014

Rank #11

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Joe & Anthony Russo, Vol. II (Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Interview!)

SPOILER ALERT: We mean it. Every second of this podcast will spoil "Avengers: Infinity War" so if you haven't seen it yet, this is not the podcast for you.Still there? Great. On this special edition of "Happy Sad Confused", Josh asks all the big and small questions you can imagine about the game changer that is the newest film in the MCU. For the first time, directors Joe and Anthony Russo can spill all the secrets of their much discussed new film. And it's all right here in this spoiler filled conversation. 

45mins

7 May 2018

Rank #12

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Toronto Film Festival Special with Timothee Chalamet (Vol. II)/Elisabeth Moss

It's a special edition of "Happy Sad Confused" straight from the Toronto International Film Festival! With Josh running around the fest talking to dozens of actors and filmmakers, we present two conversations, one a familiar guest to podcast listeners, one a newbie!First up is Timothee Chalamet! Almost precisely a year to the day after they first met, Josh and Timothee talk about the young actor's eventful year, his new role as an addict in "Beautiful Boy", and the prospect of starring in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of "Dune".Plus, Josh sits down with Elisabeth Moss! Best known for "Mad Men" and "The Handmaid's Tale", Moss hit Toronto with a bold performance as a punk rocker in "Her Smell". Moss talks about her musical theater ambitions and gives a sneak peek at her upcoming film with "Get Out" director Jordan Peele. 

33mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Anna Kendrick

This is a historic moment for Happy Sad Confused. Anna Kendrick is now officially a 3 time guest on the show! She joins Josh this week to talk about Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, writing her book Scrappy Little Nobody, and much more.

50mins

4 Jul 2016

Rank #14

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Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, chats with Josh about his new romantic comedy “What If?”, his obsession with Katy Perry, and his freakish knowledge of American football.

52mins

3 Aug 2014

Rank #15

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Alan Rickman

Mr. Alan Rickman is one of the best actors of our generation and has one of the most unique voices in film history. Mr. Rickman joins Josh to talk about the process of both directing and acting in his new film A Little Chaos, the transition from working as a graphic designer to becoming an actor full time at age 25, where his portrayal of Bill Clay in Die Hard originated, and much more.

43mins

22 Jun 2015

Rank #16

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Aubrey Plaza

If you think you know Aubrey Plaza from her character on "Parks & Recreation" or her delightfully deadpan talk show appearances, you've only seen a part of her. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused," get to know the real Aubrey! She's complex and conflicted, dry and earnest, self-critical and cocky, and most of all, very ambitious. In this chat, Aubrey talks about her heady show "Legions" (now in it's second season on FX), why Bill Murray recently called her up, what 80s sitcom she was obsessed with, and her secret script she's working on that's inspired by "Mrs. Doubtfire"!

47mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen, in his very first podcast conversation ever(!), talks to Josh about “Magic in the Moonlight,” his early stand up days, the actors who got away, and his controversial stance on bagels.

35mins

20 Jul 2014

Rank #18

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Elizabeth Olsen

The delightful Elizabeth Olsen aka Lizzy joins Josh to chat about the defining New York moment she recently had that would be a rare occurrence in Los Angeles, meeting with Woody Allen, the incredible work ethic of her sisters Mary-Kate & Ashley, becoming Scarlet Witch on the big screen, and much more.

57mins

4 May 2015

Rank #19

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Domhnall Gleeson

The exceptionally talented, tall, and dashing Domhnall Gleeson dominated 2015 as an actor. Domhnall joins Josh this week to talk about his sketch comedy past, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, and portraying General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There will be spoilers!

50mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #20