What a total doll. This man – who is not only fiercely intelligent and cerebral, incredibly funny, and kind and amiable to the core – is also a lifelong feminist and campaigner for women’s rights. Unwilling to uproot his young family whilst starring in M*A*S*H in the 1970s and 80s, he commuted to Los Angeles every week for filming from his home in New Jersey. FOR ELEVEN YEARS. Married for over 50 years to his wife Arlene, Alda is a committed father and grandfather, as well as an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writer, actor and director. Now a visiting professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Journalism, he still makes brilliant appearances in classy TV shows like 30 Rock and The West Wing and now and then has dazzling cameos in numerous films. I LOVE HIM.
(Richard Kelly, I know you’re also a fan so this is pour vous xx)