Richard Pryor

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Eddie Murphy:  ‘There was a time I was the centre of everything. Not now’. Photograph: Daniel Dorsa/New York Times

In the middle of shooting a scene from the new biopic Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy went off script. Playing comic Rudy Ray Moore onstage, he need(...)

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Adam Driver and John David Washington create a pairing – the former laconic; the later bemused – that cries out for further exploitation

Spike Lee has been getting in trouble throughout his career. He can handle it. Veteran Lee watchers may, however, be surprised by the precise col(...)

First Reformed is Paul Schrader’s  latest film: “it harks back  to the first script I wrote. It feels like the end of a 50-year cycle”

There are two things that everybody knows about Paul Schrader. Aged 71, having directed some 21 films and written many more, the filmmaker behind such(...)

Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor in the 1970s. Photographs: Getty Images

The widow of Richard Pryor has confirmed a claim by music producer Quincy Jones that the late comedian and Marlon Brando were lovers in the 1970s. Jo(...)

Chelsea and the Football Association are investigating allegations against Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams dating from 1990s. Photograph: Getty Images

This article contains content some readers may find offensive Three former youth-team footballers at Chelsea have launched legal claims against the (...)

Harris Dickinson as Frankie (middle) in Beach Rats. The British actor plays a conflicted teen who hangs out with his girlfriend and the lads at the beach during the day and, by night, cruises around gay hook-up websites. Photograph: Neon

Harris Dickinson is a little late for our interview, but he has a series of very solid excuses. Long story short: Dickinson is in high demand. Next Se(...)

James Corden: his jokes were crass, ill-timed and delivered with little sense of respect. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for TBS

No subject should be off limits to comedy. Is that so scandalous a notion? Let’s ponder. Early this year, a tweet popped up in my timeline wondering (...)

“Let me know when I tell a lie,” Chris Rock says at one point, to dead silence.  Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

3Arena, Dublin ★★★★ It has been nine years since Chris Rock embarked on a major world tour, and in that time he has gone through a divorce, and Trum(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

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