Rank #1: Phoebe Waller-Bridge: "Fleabag"
Phoebe Waller-Bridge struck success writing and starring in her award-winning series "Fleabag", revolving around the witty and brash life of Fleabag herself. Today on The Treatment, Waller-Bridge joins Elvis to discuss the series' second season and the importance of music and the rhythm of words in her writing.
Rank #2: David Fincher: "Mindhunter’’
Having been handed the true crime book "Mindhunter" by friend Charlize Theron, executive producer David Fincher began the collaboration and long developed project we now know as Netflix's "Mindhunter". Today on The Treatment, Fincher announces the release of season two of the series where discussion of serial killers became common place among American mainstream and how the soundtrack plays with the timeline of this eerie American history.
Rank #3: Don Cheadle: 'Black Monday'
In an attempt to break away from being the "heart of the story", actor Don Cheadle has embarked on some more dynamic and morally challenging characters. As Mo, Cheadle portrays a man full of pride and questionable ambition in "Black Monday", navigating the day in 1987 that came to be known as the worst stock market crash in Wall Street History. Today on The Treatment, Cheadle discusses his approach in playing most recent characters Mo and Miles Davis as well as the fine line the writers of "Black Monday" must walk in properly representing 1980's workplace culture and humor in a socially sensitive 2019.
Rank #4: Seth Meyers: "Late Night with Seth Meyers’’
Comedian Seth Meyers first got a taste of the news world as the former SNL "Weekend Update" anchor. He now gets to share his take on the world's happenings on the daily with "Late Night with Seth Meyers". Today on The Treatment, Meyers discusses the time it took to gain his footing and ease into the face of his own late night show as well as the sage storytelling advice his father gave him early in life paving his comic path.
Rank #5: Olivia Wilde: "Booksmart’’
Actress Olivia Wilde feels a constant attraction towards challenge. Having many credits to her name in acting, she welcomes the idea of breaking the mold set for actresses in Hollywood, opening up the conversation of a multidimensional female. Today on The Treatment, Wilde discusses her modern version of a coming of age film in "Booksmart" and her learning experience of fighting for creative say on her film.
Rank #6: Claire Denis: "High Life’’
Despite his young age, French director Claire Denis knew after meeting actor Robert Pattinson she'd found the lead for her film. "High Life" tells the eerie story of a man and his baby trapped among the last survivors of a deep space mission. For Denis, this film was best represented as an examination of humanity through the lens of youth. Today on The Treatment, Denis discusses her need to juxtapose life against death in her new film and explains the mark that growing up in French colonized West Africa made on her life and film making.
Rank #7: John Lee Hancock: 'The Highwaymen'
Having grown up in Texas, director John Lee Hancock has something in common with his films lead characters - a strong understanding of Texan identity. He puts this on display in his film "The Highwaymen", recounting the story of real life Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault who were tasked with capturing the infamous Bonnie & Clyde. On The Treatment, Hancock discusses practicing law before entering the world of filmmaking and the pop culture effect famed bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde had on Texas and the world.
Rank #8: Titus Welliver: 'Bosch'
Through such projects as "Lost", "Deadwood" and "Sons of Anarchy", actor Titus Welliver has cultivated the quintessential tough-guy persona. Welliver now stars in "Bosch" playing a LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch based on Michael Connelly crime novels. Today on The Treatment, Welliver talks similarities between his own life and that of character Harry Bosch as well as recalling a pivotal conversation with his father about becoming an actor after attending art school.
Rank #9: Walter Hill: "The Cowboy Iliad’’
Best known for directing "The Warriors", "The Driver" and producing the classic "Alien" anthology, Hill's love for the Western genre now takes center stage. Today on The Treatment, Hill discusses a notable run in with Orson Welles and his feelings on making his narrating debut in "The Cowboy Iliad".
Rank #10: Jimmie Fails: "The Last Black Man in San Francisco’’
Experiencing his family legacy broken through an unexpected eviction, actor Jimmie Fails brings his deeply personal Bay Area story to life in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco". As co-creator of the film, Fails discusses his own experience with losing his family home that his grandfather worked to hard to secure for his family and the aggressive gentrification that his hometown of San Francisco has undergone in the last few decades.