Broken bones just aren’t funny. Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
Poor Zach Braff. He’s catching so much guff, when all he really wants to do is strike the perfect balance between quirky and relatable.
He crowdfunded his latest film, Wish I Was Here, which we gather is like a male version of Raising Helen with some slight tweaks. It also stars Kate Hudson. It sounds nice enough.
But everyone’s pissed about the movie’s Kickstarter campaign. Mr. Braff is a big star, his detractors have argued. What’s he doing asking strangers for money when he’s got the connections to get big studios to invest in his movie?
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The sitcom star Zach Braff works hard not to be thought of as a sitcom star.
He became famous—and made his money—as the pleasantly goofy medical student at the center of the hospital dramedy Scrubs, which debuted on NBC in 2001. But in his spare time he also wrote and directed the well-received 2004 indie Read More
It’s worth noting that Zach Braff began his career playing Woody Allen’s son.
That was in 1993′s Manhattan Murder Mystery, his first role, before his hit run on Scrubs, before his writer-director turn with Garden State. Armed with those financial and artistic successes, Mr. Braff has returned to the stage-he’s done a few small parts Read More
Monday: Garden State
You won’t find Garden State on many Best of the Decade lists, and with good reason: Zach Braff’s film nearly suffocates you with hipster twee. But, still, has anything been more influential on the latter half of the aughts? Without Garden State, (500) Days of Summer and a host Read More
Zach Braff’s career as J.D. on Scrubs will come to a flat-line at the end of the show’s upcoming season, after what will have been eight vibrant years as its main character and narrator.
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence declined to say specifically whether the show would follow Braff into the sunset, but offered a Read More
This July, in one of The Observer‘s greatest-ever summer intern moments, our own Vince Levy happened to be sitting in a park near the octogenarian Broadway legend Tom O’Horgan.
The actor Zach Braff walked up. "I’m a tremendous fan of your work,” he told Mr. O’Horgan, who directed 70’s-era icons Read More
Last week, Observer intern Vince Levy was sitting by chance near Tom O’Horgan, the octogenarian stage director idolized for directing 70’s-era shows like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, when chummy 32-year-old actor Zach Braff approached.
“I’m a tremendous fan of your work,” he told the Hawaiian-shirted auteur, and he repeated his Read More
Shia LaBeouf is the next Tom Hanks. Or so it hath been officially decreed by the frothing, groaning, don’t-stop-us-now-we’re-on-a-roll Hollywood hype machine that’s been building buzz for the 21-year-old actor over the past few months. The surprise box office topper Disturbia, the Saturday Night Live hosting gig, the big-ass Michael Bay blockbuster, the Steven Spielberg Read More