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December 03, 2008

An evening with the stars

Tonight Collin and I got to attend an amazing event on campus at UCLA. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson hosted a special fundraiser for the Film School, which was extremely generous of them. To do this, they staged a reading of "You Can't Take It With You," and invited a number of their friends. Like William Shatner and Martin Short and John Hamm (Donald Draper from MAD MEN!), and Annette Benning, and Mila Kunas, and James Cromwell and Peter Krause... all amazing actors. It was simply a stunning performance, seeing all these stars on stage. And they were having such fun, sometimes improving lines. Tom Hanks was just incredible as a Russian dance instructor and truly all the performances were so amazing that to single out too many would give the false impression that others weren't up to the same level.


Posted by jason on December 3, 2008 04:12 AM


Oh, this sounds like so much fun! What an extraordinary opportunity, Jase......

Posted by: Mom on December 3, 2008 08:11 AM

That sounds awesome... Did you guys get in for free since you are a student there?

Posted by: Jason J on December 3, 2008 01:13 PM

thats awesome! james cromwell and peter krause?! it was almost a six feet under reunion. it sounds like it was so much fun. but why was mila kunis there?

Posted by: Jenna on December 3, 2008 01:35 PM

sorry but if larry david wasnt there its kinda dumb.

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on December 3, 2008 03:12 PM

Jenna –

Mila Kunis was terrific. She's quite an actress, actually.

(And not bad on the eyes, either.)

Posted by: jason on December 3, 2008 04:22 PM

I love Peter Krause. Six Feet and Dirtysexymoney are two of my faves.

Posted by: mers on December 3, 2008 04:24 PM

And Jason... Yes, I got 2 free tickets paid for by an "anonymous donor." Nice, because they would have cost $300 a pop!

Posted by: jason on December 3, 2008 04:29 PM

Ew, Jase--saying "and not bad on the eyes either" makes you sound like a dirty old man. But, the night does sound amazing and I am glad that your eyes had such an enjoyable experience as well.

Posted by: jessica Copeland on December 3, 2008 05:27 PM

Oh, man! I rarely say this, but, I am jealous! I would have loved that! How cool! And what a blessing that you guys got to go!

Posted by: kathiek on December 3, 2008 11:14 PM

i love mila kunis she is a really good actress. she just seems so different from the rest of the actors that were there.

Posted by: Jenna on December 3, 2008 11:25 PM

It really was SO much fun. I was amazed at the talent.

Posted by: Collin on December 4, 2008 03:01 PM

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