Coming in at 6-foot-5 and 290 lbs., Michael Clarke Duncan bears an imposing physical presence. So it's no surprise he was Mark Steven Johnson's first choice to play Kingpin, Ben Affleck's arch enemy in Daredevil (opening Friday). But when the director suggested using stunt doubles and special padding to turn Duncan into the comic book's larger-than-life crime boss, the actor scoffed.
"They wanted to pad the arms and the chest [of my suits]," the Green Mile star tells TV Guide Online. "And I said, 'Whoa! I don't need that. I'm going to power lift, and bulk up, and you won't need any pads.
"To me it wasn't that hard," Duncan continues, "because
Loudmouth life strategist Dr. Phil McGraw won't be visiting The Oprah Winfrey Show to "tell it like it is" to her troubled guests anymore. No, he'll be too busy berating folks five days a week on his very own talkfest, Dr. Phil (premiering Monday, check local listings). But when America's favorite know-it-all gets real about himself, his confessions about his personal problems may shock you!
First off, Dr. Phil admits he took up psychology "kind of by default, because I was terribly lazy... I was just kind of bored with school, and I started reading all of [my dad's psychology] textbooks. When I got ready to start college, I had read just damn near everything that they had in the courses! And frankly, I thought that would be the easiest way to slide through college."
Shocker number two: Dr. Phil absolutely hated being a therapist. "I just did not have the tem
What red-blooded American male would complain about being a teen lust object? Well, there's Ryan Phillippe, for one. A creature of contradiction, the pouty-lipped actor has always yearned to be taken seriously while paying the bills with splashy, campy teen fare like Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Now, at the ripe old age of 27, he's edging toward making peace with the consequences of his career decisions.
"When I was 23 and 24, they wanted to associate me with these teen things, and I felt like, 'I can do more than that!'" says Phillippe. "It gets to be a little frustrating because throughout my career, I've [also] done independent films. What I end up having to do is make those decisions that prove [my abilities] to people. The movies I've done in the past three years are quite diff