Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Hugh Jackman: These characters, two sides at the same corner, that’s why we made the brothers because we can all relate to them and nobody pushes your buttons more than a brother or sister. Nobody knows you better. In some way you know you’re connected but in many ways you’re looking—we are so different, we are opposites. We can all relate to that film and yet somehow we’d go together.
Liev Schreiber: I remember from the comic book, one of the things that I loved about that rivalry was for some reason they never stop. He was always going to come back on what was asked. And for me, when I read the original script, the idea of making the brothers was perfect that that epic sort of sibling rivalry that can enable thing was just a perfect book to hang the action on.
Ryan Reynolds: I think it’s exciting. I mean just a touch on the changes that they made for Wolverine. You know it’s easy to be frustrated about it for me but it’s also I understand why they’re made and I understand that the movie is called Wolverine and it’s really kind of creating the best possible standalone Wolverine movie. And that’s the priority and I completely get that. But if we do manage this and look I hope they do. I’d love that. And it’s been talked about and it’s just something that supply and demand if the fans want to see that they’re going to get that. The voices are heard definitely. So, I would love to do it but I would love to do it with a sense that our real respect for the source material.
Lynn Collins: Kayla Silverfox represents that very human side of Wolverine like what he’s trying for that beautiful life, the serene life that she represents for him and of course I hope that people are able to relate to the conflicts of these characters go through in the decision that they have to make for love of brother of sister of lover of man. And I've really think there is a piece of something for everybody in this movie that they can really latch on to relate to both men and women. It’s a great date movie.
Taylor Kitsch: It’s a huge influence on that character for me. I remember what that feeling of when I first saw—and there are similarities. He doesn’t give a shit. He’s his own person inside out and he really always plays like he has nothing to lose but there is something there. You know what I mean? There’s these layers there and it’s so great that you have that. That’s big for me as an actor to hear that.
Male: John Wraith, can you tell us about his function in Team X?
Will I Am: His function in Team X is like he’s a teleporter so destructor could command him to get from here to there and blink of an eye which is a great skill to have when you’re doing special acts.
Hugh Jackman I don’t think I will produce another one. I think one of the main reasons I wanted to be the producer of this, I think as a producer, you got to be I just love the character and I wanted to make sure that we got enough. I think by X-men 3, Wolverine got a little soft and won’t really make the tough hard to reach and complex side of Wolverine that the fans really love about him. So, I wanted that to be there. And I think it’s just quite a big Wolverine and I'm more about the other characters. I just don’t think they need me.