Matt Amodio MS’17 became a legendary Jeopardy! winner with a unique style of play.
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In Blindspotting, Rafael Casal x’10 explores a single mother’s struggles.
After immersing himself in UW movie culture, Michael Pogorzelski ’94, MA’96 became one of the country’s leading preservationists.
Walter Mirisch ’42 transcended humble origins to produce classic Hollywood films.
In A Wilderness of Error, Errol Morris ’69 revisits a notorious murder case.
90,000 total views can’t be wrong.
Former classmates re-create their teenage musicals in “Encore!”
Laura Schara went from a fashionista to a TV outdoorswoman.
To gather information for "Irresistible," the comedian traveled Wisconsin with a UW professor.
Hannah Berner finds her sweet spot on Bravo’s Summer House.
Our critic rates UW movie stars and their greatest roles.
Journalist Peter Greenberg ’72 crisscrosses the globe to dig up inside info on the world’s largest industry.
A documentary profiles the crusading immigration lawyer Judy Wood.
In 2002, Gillian Laub ’97 made what would be the first of many trips to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to photograph the lives of teenagers in the South. What she discovered was an idyllic yet racially divided town struggling to confront longstanding issues of race and inequality. For the next decade,…
No matter how viewers are binge-watching television these days, they might as well call it Badger-watching, given the multifaceted ways that UW alumni are contributing to our favorite shows.
Former teacher Jessica Stovall ’07 appears in a series exploring the inequalities in education.
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Phil Johnston ’94 is back with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
The creepy history of Science Hall provided inspiration for a UW professor’s gothic novel.
Will Crazy Rich Asians change representation on the big screen?
Badger star Elroy Hirsch x’45 ran into fame — and his nickname — on the football field, but he also tried out a lesser-known film career.
Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch x’45 almost turned down the role of playing himself in a biographical film. “I received this letter from (producer) Hall Bartlett asking whether I’d be interested in doing this movie,” Hirsch said in a 1987 interview. “I threw it away, and a couple of months later…
At Industrial Light & Magic, Rachel Rose MS’03, PhD’07 leads a virtual-production team that brings the Star Wars universe to the big screen.
The journey from Madison to Hollywood started on graduation day.
After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.
When the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research asked Hollywood heavyweights to contribute to its archives, comedian, writer, and film star Groucho Marx sent this reply. He eventually donated correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and eight other…
Jon Mattrisch DIY Career Jenni Radosevich ’05 (above, center) was crafting long before it was cool — before Pinterest and the do-it-yourself (DIY) deluge in pop culture. She has many fond memories of visiting the craft store with her mom, dipping her hands in tie-dye,…
From campus comedian to a king of kids' comedy.
Can Bill Nye, the famed Science Guy of the ’90s, really save the world?