New Images of Gone Girl

Bill Hader shares his 200 essential movies for every comedy writer, plus watch a 2.5-hour conversation with the super-cinephile.


Apocalypse Now (1979) dir. Francis Ford Coppola

Happy 35th Birthday, Aaron Paul! (Aug 27, 1979).

And congratulations on your 3rd Emmy Award.

I couldn’t afford to go to NYU film school, so I stayed in state for college. Today is my first day, and a girl in my ‘film’ class said she “eats, sleeps, breaths film” and her favorite movie is She’s the Man.

Before Sunrise (1995) dir. Richard Linklater

Nebraska (2013) dir. Alexander Payne

"I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving."

Apocalypse Now (dir. by Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

 ”It’s like I’m having the most beautiful dream
   and the most terrible nightmare, all at once.