50 Greatest Movie Reddit AMAs Of All Time
The AMA: The permanently tired-looking funnyman does an AMA (‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A session on Reddit) to promote new film Delivery Man .
General Vibe: Surprisingly quiet, giving answers in short (but still funny) bursts.
Best Question: IceCreamBallBag raises concerns with this poser: “Have you ever killed a homeless person to get an erection?” (Vince’s answer: “Who hasn’t?”)
Best Answer: When asked about his fantasy role as an actor, Vince replies: “Strength and conditioning coach for the Swedish Women’s swim team”.
The AMA: Juno, Hard Candy, Inception actress promoting new film The East.
General Vibe: Serious about her career, has a great sense of humour about everything else.
Best Question: Crumbedsausage’s puntastic: “Have you ever considered launching a perfume range called ‘Smellen Page’?” (Answer: “It is coming, will be arriving just in time for the holidays.”)
Best Answer: In a Whip It related question, Page reveals that her real-life derby name would be “Hate Winslet”.
The AMA: Prolific film composer promoting the release of the Man Of Steel soundtrack.
General Vibe: Extremely modest, but also heartfelt and passionate about his craft.
Best Question: JackCarver asks a brilliant question to ask any composer: “Do you ever get goosebumps listening to your own music?” (Answer: “It's actually more breaking out in sweat of fear of other people hating it.”)
Best Answer: On listening to popular music: “I listen to anything; in the words of Duke Ellington, there are only 2 types of music, good and bad. I'm working on my psychedelic, country-western heavy metal album.”
The AMA: Freddy Krueger himself answers questions and promotes his IndieGoGo campaign for Fear Clinic .
General Vibe: Amiable, wickedly funny.
Best Question: Sharpiethesharp wins the AMA with: “Do you think you could beat Edward Scissorhands in a fight?” (Answer: “Yeah that would be one bloody manicure. Johnny could get me back for the bed scene in Nightmare 1!”)
Best Answer: When asked to trash talk Kane Hodder, who plays Jason in the Friday The 13th films, Englund responds happily: “Kane Hodder takes his machete out in singles bars at Comic Con looking for some anime love in all the wrong places”.
The AMA: “Writer of Taxi Driver , writer/director of American Gigolo ” promoting new film The Canyons .
General Vibe: Candid, honest, no bull. Fields a lot of questions about the ‘troubled production’ of The Canyons .
Best Question: AndrewIsMyName asks: “What is your honest opinion on Lindsey Lohan? Do you think her career will stay damaged or can she regain a positive image again?” (Answer: Robert Downey was in jail, a drug addict and written off in the film world. Last year he was the highest paid performer. Hollywood loves comeback stories.”)
Best Answer: On a sequel to Taxi Driver : “De Niro suggested that to Marty and I about 15 years ago and I told him it was the dumbest idea that I've ever heard. I told him that character had died not more than 6 months after that movie was over. He was on a death trip and was gonna succeed the next time.”
The AMA: Pixar director of Monsters, Inc. and Up , promoting the 3D rerelease of Monsters, Inc .
General Vibe: Friendly, equally happy to discuss the technical art of animation as the emotional art of storytelling.
Best Question: Winkleflinkle asks the baffling: “Do you think you could eat 100 McDonald’s chicken nuggets in 1 hour?” (Answer: If you bring them over, I will try”)
Best Answer: The one that led to a short break in the AMA. In response to a question about his greatest inspirations: “Walt Disney, obviously, and Jim Henson. They both created these amazing organizations devoted to making great characters. Chuck Jones -- amazing. Oops -- the fire alarm just went on! Gotta evacuate the building! (No joke!)”. He later came back and typed “Sorry to report, Pixar burned down. All future films cancelled. Sorry.”
The AMA: Star Trek ’s Spock answers questions and promotes his Broadway play and new movie at the same time.
General Vibe: Surprisingly silly and brilliantly funny.
Best Question: Lilyrose_21 asks “Hmm President Obama or Vice President Biden. Who do you think gives the best hugs?” (Answer: “Biden for sure”)
Best Answer: In response to the question “How itchy are the Spock ears?”, Quinto replies swiftly with “Not as itchy as the balls”.
The AMA: “That guy from District 9 ” answers questions to promote new film Elysium .
General Vibe: Friendly, chatty and game for a laugh.
Best Question: Forget his acting career, Tastysecksman wants to ask the real burning question: “Is ‘Sharlto’ a common name in South Africa?” (Answer: “no. doesn't appear to be common name anywhere. if you track it down please let me know... my mom heard it on a british radio play when she was pregnant with me.”)
Best Answer: On being recognised: “A woman on the street once stopped me out of the blue - she didn't even say excuse me, or hi or anything... she grabbed my shoulder and said... "call me a fokken prawn." hahah i still think it's odd”
Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo
The AMA: Director and star answer questions to promote Machete Kills .
General Vibe: Revelling in the abundance of Machete love.
Best Question: Nailbiter111 is curious in so many strange ways: “Danny, do you look good in drag?” (Answer: "Hahhaha! I probably would, you know? I have great legs.”
Best Answer: When asked about appearing in the Expendables films, Trejo writes: “They had posters of me that I was going to be in The Expendables , probably for all the Latino audiences, but I have never been in them. If they approach me, they approach me. I am just busy thinking of Machete .” (and then Rodriguez pipes up with: “Machete is not expendable!”)
The AMA: Sometime controversial filmmaker, promoting his new Kickstarter project.
General Vibe: Unafraid to answer difficult questions, discusses racial politics a lot.
Best Question: Rdowse64 asks the all-important question: “I often confuse you with Spike Jonze. Do you two know each other?” (Answer: We’ve met one time in Mexico. We were at a film festival. That was it”)
Best Answer: When asked why every “motherfucker” in Do The Right Thing was dubbed for TV as “mickey fickey”, Lee replies: “Wasn’t me. And I hate it. I hate it I hate it I hate it.”
The AMA: Star of Rampart promotes Rampart and doesn’t understand the ‘Ask Me Anything’ part of an AMA, refusing to answer any questions that aren’t about Rampart .
General Vibe: Unintentionally hilarious, as Redditors turn on Harrelson throughout his ’15 minute’ session in which he constantly brings the answers back round to Rampart .
Best Question: It has to be AndyRooney asking about a supposed one night stand from Harrelson’s past. It was the first question of the AMA, and things swiftly went downhill straight after.
Best Answer: Woody’s reply to the above question, which prompted the backlash: “First off, its not true, and second off, I don't want to answer questions about that. Lets focus on the film people.”
Nicolas Winding Refn
The AMA: Director of Drive, Bronson, Pusher , etc answrs questions to promote Only God Forgives .
General Vibe: Taciturn, serious, but every now and then says something hilarious.
Best Question: Donsa95 asks “One eye vs Bronson vs Julian vs the driver, who would win?” (Answer: “homoeroticism”)
Best Answer: When asked the inevitable “What does Gosling smell like?” question, Refn replies simply “Like a Gucci perfume”.
The AMA: Old-school action hero promoting new... um... “movie based reality competition show” Race To The Scene .
General Vibe: Brief, to the point, still awesome.
Best Question: Norogernorerrunnorent holds a grudge: “Why did you kill Apollo Creed? Why?????” (Answer: Stallone made me do it. And he had a big mouth. I didn’t appreciate his dance number with James Brown.”)
Best Answer: When asked if he would do a Masters Of The Universe 2 : “I could appear now as He-Man's grandfather. In a g-string on a flying disk. Wielding a small pocket knife.”
David S. Goyer
The AMA: Co-writer of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy as well as many other comic-book movies, promoting new TV series Da Vinci’s Demons and Man Of Steel.
General Vibe: Happy to talk superheroes. Less happy to give anything away about forthcoming superhero projects (he avoided a lot of Justice League questions).
Best Question: HelluvalottaMalarkey puts a lot of thought and effort into asking: “If you could reanimate any dead historical figure (The great Da Vinci excluded because it'd just be too convenient), get said figure drunk to stop them from freaking out, then have a long honest conversation, who would you choose and what would you want to talk about?”
Best Answer: On which movie is his greatest guilty pleasure: “ Halloween 3 . The non-Michael Meyers one where they embed little splinters from stonehenge into chips that are put into Halloween masks and it causes kids' heads to explode and mutate when they watch the TV ads.”
The AMA: Writer and Cabin In The Woods director apparently with nothing to promote.
General Vibe: Off-the-wall hilarious.
Best Question: Funfungiguy might have come up with the best question of all time: “If you had to fight a dinosaur to the death in a Dinosaur Death Match using only primitive weapons and not allowed to set traps, what's the biggest dinosaur you think you win against? You don't have to name a specific dinosaur, just give us a size reference.”
Best Answer: To the above question: “Here's how I envision it going down. I step into the DinoDome, shirt off, and then get down on my knees and close my eyes and calm myself, Qui-Gon style. Then the biggest Tyrannosaurus Rex you've ever seen comes rampaging into the Dome, teeth like sabers, gnashing and ripping and eating everything in sight. It charges right at me, I dive right into its mouth, rip out its esophagus, spring forth out of out of the T-Rex like Athena exploding from Zeus, hold the esophagus up to the T-Rex's nose because its sense of sight is not particularly good, and I say ‘Smell that? That's what losing to me smells like.’”
The AMA: Actor Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman – does an AMA to try to raise money for charity Kind Campaign.
General Vibe: Chatty, funny, calls literally everyone ‘bitch’.
Best Question: Chuy14 lets his/her imagination run wild: “If Jesse Pinkman and Daenerys Targaryen had a child, what would you name it?” (Answer: “Fred”)
Best Answer: In response to a question asking which character in TV history he would play: “God... there’s so many. Damn that’s a tough one. It’s definitely a toss-up between Alf and Flipper.”
The AMA: Action film director ( Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea ) promoting new film Hercules .
General Vibe: Incredibly down to earth and willing to connect with the redditors, including accepting Facebook friend requests and agreeing to have someone as an extra in his next movie.
Best Question: Josephine_amos writes: “Are you ticklish? If so where and do you have ticklish feet?”
Best Answer: When asked about Die Hard 2 and its ranking among the other films in the franchise, Harlin responds rationally: “All the movies in the series are quite different from one another. My goal was to replicate the experience of the first one without copying it. I think it's important to be faithful to a character and this applies to his behavior, his sense of humor and also his limitations. It can be dangerous when stunts make a down to earth character into a superhero.”
The AMA: The actor promotes Olympus Has Fallen and ends up spending a lot of time fielding questions about 300.
General Vibe: Friendly, chatty, all-round nice guy.
Best Question: iPlunder asks a Hollywood A-lister the brilliantly mundane: “Favorite kind of sandwich?” (Answer: “You probably don't know Branston Pickle. It hails from Yorkshire in England. And i LOVE to put that on a heated tuna sandwich with melted cheese.”)
Best Answer: In response to being asked if he has ever been so ripped that he was able to bend time: “Yes, I was once so ripped I was able to bend time in a loop and I was able to come back round to when I was fat again.”
The AMA: The Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours , etc director promotes new film Trance .
General Vibe: Professional, courteous, passionate about his films, with apparently perfect recollection.
Best Question: Danny Boyle has made some of the most revered films made in the past decade and antonehenry asks him: “What does James Franco smell like?” (Answer: “Smells like teen spirit”)
Best Answer: On which film he’d like to go back in time and direct: “ The Beach . I would do it much better than the original guy.”
The AMA: The actor answers questions about films and exercise while promoting 2 Guns along the way.
General Vibe: Very bromantic and a bit musclehead-y but fun.
Best Question: SparkyJones4 cheekily asks “How often do you flex in the mirror?” (Answer: “Haha, well I don't really look in the mirror except when I'm in my gym...”)
Best Answer: When asked when he will return to rapping, Marky Mark replies: “I still freestyle a little every day. :) But no plans to do it professionally again. I wrote a rap called Pepe LePew about one of the guys in my entourage that I sing to him all the time.”
The AMA: Legendary comic-book writer, superhero creator and cameo-maker answers questions from fans, some even as video responses.
General Vibe: Like a kindly grandfather who only has nice things to say about everything.
Best Question: Recordfreak123 uncovers Stan Lees true abilities:“Where do you get all your inspiration? Does the moustache hold special powers?”
Best Answer: When asked which existing movie he would like to make a retroactive cameo in, Lee replies: “There is no movie that has ever or will be made that my cameo wouldn’t improve... so all of ‘em!”
The AMA: The perfect-chinned legend, star of the Evil Dead series and frequent cameo-maker in Sam Raimi films, promoting a Burn Notice special.
General Vibe: Dry, larger than life, typically Bruce Campbell.
Best Question: One redditor asks the deliciously arbitrary question: “Did you know you look just like a bartender in Waikiki?” (Answer: “Wait a second, I do bartend in Waikiki. Were you the jerk who stiffed me that one night?”)
Best Answer: When asked if he ever nearly gave up on acting: “Yes, after I got divorced, I wanted to become a park ranger, but the pay sucked - so I decided to become a cult icon.”
The AMA: Director of Slacker, Dazed And Confused and Before Sunrise promotes his trilogy closer Before Midnight .
General Vibe: Friendly, if a little overwhelmed.
Best Question: Devilsadvocado gets deep: “What do you think about the ‘childization’ of movies these days? It seems that Hollywood marketing has successfully turned us all into children. Do you think we are as dumb as the movies we watch, or are we playing dumb in order to enjoy what is commercially available to us?”
Best Answer: On the possibility of a ‘spiritual’ sequel to Dazed And Confused : “Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble”.
The AMA: Former NFL player and musclebound comedy and action star.
General Vibe: Inspirational , with lots of exercise tips and LOTS of love for all his former co-stars.
Best Question: Shockstyle25 asks: “if there was a 'Making Of' movie for The Expendables , where Sylvester Stallone had to go around and get people to be in his movie by beating them at their defining event (e.g. beat Jason Statham in a car race, beat Jean Claude Van Damme in a blood sport tournament), what would your event be?”
Best Answer: To the above question: “The ROLLERCAGE OF FIRE”.
The AMA: Actor, producer, DJ and hobbit, promoting his latest film Maniac .
General Vibe: Refreshingly honest and open, very considerate and generous in his responses.
Best Question: DrowningEmbers asks “In the event of a full-blown zombie apocalypse what weapon would you want to have the most, and what sidekick/partner would you want to have to back you up as you try to survive?” – cue a long answer about the pros and cons of a flamethrower.
Best Answer: When asked about what misconceptions people have about him, Wood replies “That I'm either Daniel Radcliffe or Tobey Maguire.”
The AMA: Neo joins the internet to answer questions about all of his films and promote new movie Man Of Tai Chi .
General Vibe: Focused, intelligent and occasionally lapsing into the spiritual.
Best Question: Anakinmcfly asks Keanu about his movie roles: “You've played 8 characters named variants of John: Johnny Utah, John Constantine, Johnny Mnemonic, Jonathan Harker, Don John, John Proctor, John Wall and now John Wick. What's with all the Johns? Coincidence, or something more?”
Best Answer: On the Sad Keanu meme: “I think that a picture can tell a thousand words, and none of them can be right. Or true. I'm absolutely a very happy person.”
The AMA: “Stu from Scream, Shaggy in Scooby Doo” promoting his directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules The World .
General Vibe: Slightly nervous at first, but soon seems like he’s just hanging out with friends.
Best Question: Anexanhume asks “Is George Clooney's man-charm contagious? If so, did you attempt to bottle it?” (Answer: “I took snippets of his hair, framed them and hung them above my bed. Each night I high five that piece of him as I make sweet love to my wife.”)
Best Answer: Revealing the true nature of wealth in Hollywood by being open about his own finances: “Ohhh my GOD... being an actor is terrible for money. Yes I've made a lot at time in my past, but the truth is that version of Hollywood is LONG gone. [...] how much do you have to pay someone to be in a George Clooney/Alexander Payne film? NOTHING!! Because everyone in the world wants to be a part of it. Therefore you pay nothing. And that continues until you become something they need... I'm not that kind of actor. I'm blue collar and very replaceable.”
The AMA: The director of The Exorcist and The French Connection answers question to help promote new film Killer Joe .
General Vibe: Honest, open, no bullshit.
Best Question: Kavorka2 is rather confrontational in asking “Why on earth didn't you want Gene Hackman originally for The French Connection ? He's a great actor and was perfect for that role.” But luckily Friedkin takes it in his stride.
Best Answer: When asked about the infamous story of how Friedkin would fire guns on set to get a better reaction from his actors, he says “I would sometimes have the prop man fire blanks off the set to get a sudden reaction from the actors [...] It's of course very difficult to say to an actor, "Now you are looking at the face of the demon" and expect him or her to be frightened, when he or she is in fact looking at the face of a 12 year old girl in makeup. The unexpected sound of a gun helps to produce the desired response.”
Katharina Kubrick and son Joe
The AMA: The daughter and grandson of Stanley Kubrick, providing insight into the legendary filmmaker’s life.
General Vibe: Very revealing, often showing the famously hard-working director in a normal light.
Best Question: ThatsMisterDickToYou hopes to debunk the rumours by asking “Have you heard of the conspiracy theory that your father/grandfather was involved in faking the Moon Landings?” and Katharina does just that by calling it “an audacious and outrageous piece of BS”
Best Answer: When asked what kind of movies Kubrick liked, the response is eye-opening: “He liked White Men Can’t Jump . It was on TV and I asked him if I should watch it, and he said, ‘yeah that’s a good movie, you’ll enjoy it’.”
The AMA: The line-crossing funnyman promoting his series of Derek coming to Netflix.
General Vibe: Wickedly funny and acerbic.
Best Question: Jazzyd38 asks a question that we all need to consider from time to time “Would you rather be a cute kitten or a manly dog?”
Best Answer: When asked what his first big purchase was when he hit the big time, Gervais responds with “I donated my money to an orphanage. (Only joking - I bought a mansion in the country. I must go there someday.)”
The AMA: John Hughes-created '80s icon answering questions just for fun.
General Vibe: As one redditor puts it, “down to earth and incredibly cool”.
Best Question: Frajer asks “Can you still do the lipstick trick from The Breakfast Club ”, prompting an interesting behind-the-scenes story that also references the possibility of “robotic breasts”.
Best Answer: When asked how she manages to get hotter with age, Molly replies: “I drink the blood of Kristen Stewart”.
The AMA: The director Gremlins, The Burbs and a whole bunch of others promotes his new film The Hole 3D .
General Vibe: Revelling in the nostalgic love everyone has for his best known movies.
Best Question: JohnnyFootballHero goes straight in for a personal, revelatory question: “Between Gremlins and Piranha , you’ve made a lot of kids wet their beds in fright (including me). Do you own a stock of plastic sheets?”
Best Answer: When asked who was the hardest to work with on set: “Gizmo! Hands down! I know, I know, he says bad things about me too...”
The AMA: Comedy director and co-founder of Funny Or Die, promoting the release of Anchorman 2 .
General Vibe: Delightfully silly and absurd.
Best Question: Daysian risks ruining the magic of movies by asking “Did Sex Panther have an actual scent or was there nothing actually in the bottle?” Luckily McKay managed not to give too much away.
Best Answer: An astounding answer to the question “did Brick really love lamp” that could see McKay starting his own cult:
“Keep in mind Brick's sense of first person / third person is different than all of ours. To say that Brick loves the lamp assumes that he sees the lamp as separate from himself, which I do not believe he does. Brick has a prelapsarian epistemology that does not include a separate identity from the world. In other words he and the lamp are one. If one reads the writing of St Thomas Aquinas, it is clear that an absence of love only exists when there is ego separation. Brick does not have this ego separation. Therefore, he not only loves lamp…he loves carpet, Ron, barracuda, credit card tray and all of us.”
The AMA: Character actor who has “appeared in over 200 films and TV shows”, but is best known for playing Ned in Groundhog Day . Also promoting a short story for sale on his website.
General Vibe: Very approachable, providing an inside track on what it’s like to work alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Best Question: Oh-Wee-Oh-Wee-Oh asked “Your IMDB profile says you were once held hostage at gunpoint at a supermarket in Snyder Plaza in Dallas. What was that all about?” prompting a startling anecdote from the man himself.
Best Answer: Giving an alarming insight into his day-to-day life when asked how many times people come up to him on the street and make a reference to Ned Ryerson: “Probably on an average of five times a week. That means I mathematically have a couple of days off.”
The AMA: Hollywood’s shortest acting legend doing an AMA just for fun.
General Vibe: Light-hearted, funny, amiable.
Best Question: BondGirl20 asks “Do you have knees?” Warwick keeps it simplye with a “Yes”.
Best Answer: On Alan Rickman voicing his character in Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy : “I was fine with it. It’s a little known fact that I returned the favour in ‘Harry Potter’ by voicing Snape for him.”
The AMA: The man behind the (frequently CGI) mask, having played Hellboy ’s Abe Sapien, the Silver Surfer and Cochise on Falling Skies (which he was promoting at the time).
General Vibe: Genuine, heartfelt, seems actually happy to even have fans.
Best Question: Deleon0311 asks “If you could be any food, what would it be and why?” prompting a strangely sensible response ("A pretzel... I’m a contortionist, you know”)
Best Answer: On which make-up job made him stop and look in the mirror the most: “The Silver Surfer... best ass I’ve ever had!”
The AMA: Chewbacca himself, promoting his own Kickstarter project, Standing In The Stars .
General Vibe: Insightful, a lot of Star Wars fawning from redditors and a surprise appearance from William Shatner!
Best Question: FailcopterWes asks the question we’ve all been dying to ask: “Is the Chewbacca costume huggable?” (Answer: “It is the most huggable of all... cuddly too!”)
Best Answer: Peter Mayhew getting all uncharacteristically ‘school playground’ when asked if wookies are closer to bears or primates: “They’re closer to your mum”.
The AMA: The celebrated actor promotes the release of Red 2 .
General Vibe: Eloquent, eccentric and fielding lots of questions about Being John Malkovich.
Best Question: Jacobhappy asks “John, what time of day can I pour a drink and not feel bad?”
Best Answer: When asked by a redditor how to get rid of a bat in their apartment, Malkovich replies considerately “I had one in my house once. I think I just opened all the windows and kind of gently broomed it out. Just make sure it's in your apartment and not in your head.”
The AMA: The comedian’s comedian, promoting a new comedy album.
General Vibe: Just like his comedy: insightful, biting, hilarious.
Best Question: POLITE_ALLCAPS_GUY asks “If you could have sex with any historical figure, who would it be?” (Answer “Scarlett Johansson. She is historical, right?”)
Best Answer: When asked if he is wearing a black t-shirt, he responds with “It’s dark blue. But I just vomited black blood like the lady in the French novel so now it is black.”
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
The AMA: Comedy writers/directors/actor promoting new movie This Is The End .
General Vibe: Open, funny... a lot of talking about weed.
Best Question: OrangutansYO asks “Who would win in a fight: Franco, McBride, Jonah, Craig or Seth pretending to be Franco pretending to be Harry Osborn from Spider Man?” (Evan: “Hmm...I would say it would be Jonah, playing the Seth from Superbad , who's actually being played by the Seth from Seth's life in the Green Goblin outfit and women's underwear.”
Best Answer: “‘Never touch the pole in a strip club’ – Evan’s Dad”, in response to a question asking what is the best advice they have ever received.
Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
The AMA: The (remaining) Monty Python members reunited and plugging their new live dates.
General Vibe: As expected, wonderfully silly.
Best Question: xSunsOutGunsOutx asks:” You all are in a medieval fight to the death. Which weapon would you all choose and which one of you would come out victorious?” (Michael Palin: “I’d have the rabbit. It’s deadly. I’d win”)
Best Answer: When asked what their best defence against rabid, obsessed fans is, Michael Palin responds with “I just give them John Cleese’s address.”
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
The AMA: The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy boys promoting The World’s End .
General Vibe: Chummy and funny. Between themselves, obviously. With everyone else, it’s just a usual Q&A.
Best Question: MannOfDiversity asks the all important question “What’s y’alls favourite Pokémon?” (Simon answers with “Bulbasaur”)
Best Answer: When answering “What are your weapons of choice in a zombie apocalypse”, and after already suggesting blunt objects and broadswords, Edgar Wright pipes up with “I’d like to kill them with kindness”. Awww.
The AMA: C-batches answering questions and promoting movie The Fifth Estate .
General Vibe: Humble, fiercely passionate about The Fifth Estate .
Best Question: Hcml11 asks: “Do you, Matt Smith, and Tom Hiddleton have cheek bone polishing parties?” prompting an surreal fanfic-baiting response: “We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imagining a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth nordic legend fuck fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.”
Best Answer: When asked how hard it is to keep the secret of Sherlock’s fall, Cumberbatch replies “I cry myself to sleep at night. And then wake up laughing.”
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
The AMA: Jay and Silent Bob discuss the View Askewniverse, Jay’s sobriety and anything else under the sun.
General Vibe: Foul-mouthed, filthily funny and, surprisingly, occasionally sweet.
Best Question: Carloss51 asks: “If you were Mexican wrestlers, what will be your name?” (Jason: “THE MIGHTY PICHA!”)
Best Answer: Genuinely interesting anecdote from Smith after one redditor asked about the possibility of a Jay and Silent Bob vs. The Zombie Apocalypse movie: “In 2001, Bob Weinstein (the head of Dimension) suggested I make Jay & Silent Bob follow in the footsteps of cinematic history's greatest comedy duos and have them meet monsters - just like Abbot and Costello."
"We've got Pinhead from Hellraiser ," Bob said. "Michael Myers from Halloween. The creepy kids from Children Of The Corn . These are the modern-day monsters. Next movie with Jay and Silent Bob, they gotta meet the monsters."
The AMA: In advance of Marvel’s The Avengers being released, Joss Whedon held this AMA and also used it as an opportunity to raise money for Equality Now.
General Vibe: Filled with hardcore passion for his work, but also heartbreak at the many cancelled projects and “what could have been” questions.
Best Question: Spiralarrow, who spent their one opportunity to ask Joss Whedon anything in the world to pose this thinker: “If cavemen and astronauts got into a fight, who would win?”
Best Answer: When asked about frequently killing his characters, Whedon replies “I actually find it refreshing… delightful…. vaguely arousing…. Actually, I’m, no offense, very tired of being labelled as 'the guy who kills people'. Shakespeare (he’s this hot new writer) does it way more than me, and everyone’s all excited about how he, as it were, holds a mirror up to nature, while I’m like the Jason Voorhees of the writing community. Unfair.”
The AMA: The infallible JGL, promoting directorial debut Don Jon and his open collaborative production company hitRECord.
General Vibe: Down-to-earth with equal parts funny and intelligent.
Best Question: Not so much a question, but it’s always fun when someone shares some useless personal information for no good reason, so hats off to givemepancakes for this gem: “First off, needed to let you know that you're my dad's favorite actor... but he has a thick Korean accent, and he pronounces your name ‘Joseph Golden Rabbit’” (JGL then changed his username to ‘Joseph Golden Rabbit for the rest of the AMA)
Best Answer: His reaction when one redditor announces “Reddit’s #1 Ladyboner is definitely about to shut down Reddit”: “OMG OMG OMG, I’m really #1????”
The AMA: Mork from Ork promotes his new TV series The Crazy Ones
General Vibe: Just as quick-fire hilarious as you’d expect and filled with brilliant anecdotes.
Best Question: MakeMeASteak’s nostalgic poser: “If you were trapped inside Jumanji again and could only bring three items with you which three items would you bring?” (Answer: “A machete. Flamethrower! And a nightlight (oh, that's right, I was ten, so maybe I should lose the flamethrower and exchange that for a Ronson lighter).”
Best Answer: This story: “One time in makeup as Mrs. Doubtfire , I walked into a sex shop in San Francisco and tried to buy a double-headed dildo. Just because. Why not? And the guy was about to sell it to me until he realized it was me - Robin Williams - not an older Scottish woman coming in to look for a very large dildo and a jar of lube. He just laughed and said "what are you doing here" and I left. Did I make the purchase? No. * Did I walk away with a really good story? *Yes.”
The AMA: Ol’ Walter White himself taking part in a Reddit AMA while filming the last part of Breaking Bad , and using it as an opportunity to raise money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
General Vibe: Playful, cheeky, not averse to being Heisenberg levels of intimidating.
Best Question: Pixelbits asks “Who would win in a bar fight: Frankie Muniz or Aaron Paul?” – Frankie Muniz in a bar fight? We want to see that now!
Best Answer: Cranston turns dark as he reveals the funniest thing that’s happened on set in his career: “There was a guy who was hit by a crane and killed instantly. I couldn’t stop laughing.”
The AMA: The world’s nicest actor promoting latest his movie, Captain Phillips .
General Vibe: Just as charming, wonderful and funny as you’d want him to be in real life.
Best Question: In a completely unrelated-to-Hanks question, Antithesys asked “Scenario: JJ Abrams is making a reboot movie of The Next Generation . Do you want the role of Picard, Riker, Data, Worf or Q?” (Answer: “The Borg. Nothing else”)
Best Answer: On being asked which Friends character he would be: “The naked guy out the window across the back alley” – Tom Hanks knows Friends !
The AMA: “Former Mr. Olympia, Conan, Terminator, and Governor of California” promoting his then-new action flick The Last Stand .
General Vibe: Friendly, approachable and with a lovely personal touch, as he answered many questions in his own handwriting on an iPad and then uploaded them as images.
Best Question: Synanon asked: “Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized Predators or 1 Predator-sized duck?” – brilliant because the image of 100 tiny Predators is both terrifying and delightful in equal measure.
Best Answer: “I would choose the 1 Predator-sized duck instead of dealing with 100 duck-sized Predators. I’ve already fought a Predator-sized Predator so I am confident I could handle the duck.” – It’s just amazing to know that he gave this any thought at all.