Los Angeles Times

Josh Rottenberg

Writer

Josh Rottenberg covers the film business for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, and his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, Details and other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, he has played laser tag with Gary Coleman, taken a road trip in a snow storm with Will Ferrell, smoked a peace pipe with Lisa Bonet, and conducted a career-spanning interview with Kermit the Frog.

Recent Articles

  • Gene Wilder dies at 83; 'Willy Wonka' star and Mel Brooks collaborator

    Gene Wilder dies at 83; 'Willy Wonka' star and Mel Brooks collaborator

    In 1963, Gene Wilder was starring alongside Anne Bancroft in one of his first major stage roles, a Broadway production of “Mother Courage and Her Children,” when he met a man who would forever change the course of his career: Bancroft’s future husband, Mel Brooks. Five years later, Brooks cast...

  • Eddie Murphy makes a new bid for serious-movie stardom with 'Mr. Church'

    Eddie Murphy makes a new bid for serious-movie stardom with 'Mr. Church'

    On a recent afternoon, Eddie Murphy sat and reflected on how much the world around him has changed in the past few years. “It’s not just comedy – it’s a brand new world,” Murphy mused in the restaurant of a Beverly Hills hotel, dressed all in black, his manner far more serious and composed than...

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