In The Hollywood Reporters’ 2012 Actors Oscars roundtable Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, Jamie Foxx, John Hawkes, Alan Arkin and Richard Gere discuss making it in Hollywood, the craft of acting, and much more in an incredible hour long, uncut interview.

Whether it’s humorous anecdotes about making it in the business, or profound moments in each of their careers, the roundtable is immensely interesting for anyone interested in the craft of acting, filmmaking and Hollywood in general. Take a look at the hour long interview below:

These interviews are really special in that it doesn’t revel in the celebrity of these actors. In that they’re the Oscars roundtable, these actors have provided some of the best performances of the year, if not our time. It’s a change of pace from the typically superficial interviews we get on a day-to-day basis. If you can devote an hour of your time to this, it’s a rewarding watch.

A quick synopsis: Denzel Washington plays Whip Whitaker in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight; Matt Damon plays Steve Butler in Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land; Jamie Foxx plays Django in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; John Hawkes plays Mark O’Brien in Ben Lewin’s The Sessions; Alan Arkin plays Lester Siegel in Ben Affleck’s Argo; Richard Gere plays Robert Miller in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage.

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