Dinner for Five (2001)

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2001

Genre: Comedy , Talk-show

Plot: Dinner for Five is a television program in which actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and a revolving guest list of celebrities eat, drink and talk about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects past and present. The program seats screen legends next to a variety of personalities from film, television, music and comedy, resulting in an unpredictable free-for-all. The program aired on the Independent Film Channel with Favreau the co-Executive Producer with Peter Billingsley. The show format is a spontaneous, open forum for people in the entertainment community. The idea, originally conceived by Favreau, originated from a time when he went out to dinner with colleagues on a film location and exchanged filming anecdotes. Favreau said, "I thought it would be interesting to show people that side of the business". He did not want to present them in a "sensationalized way [that] they're presented in the press, but as normal people". The format featured Favreau and four guests from the entertainment industry in a restaurant with no other diners. They ordered actual food from real menus and were served by authentic waiters. There were no cue cards or previous research on the participants that would have allowed him to orchestrate the conversation and the guests were allowed to talk about whatever they wanted. The show used five cameras with the operators using long lenses so that they could be at least ten feet away from the table and not intrude on the conversation or make the guests self-conscious. The conversations lasted until the film ran out. A 25-minutes episode would be edited from the two-hour dinner. Read More

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Episode 10: Adam Goldberg, Christina Ricci, Giovanni Ribisi, and Steven Drozd
Episode 9: Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, and J.J. Abrams
Episode 8: Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Seth MacFarlane, and Jon Heder
Episode 7: Frank Darabont, Alan Cumming, Harry Shearer, and Fred Willard
Episode 6: Bill Maher, Alanis Morissette, Rosanna Arquette, and Bob Odenkirk
Episode 5: David Duchovny, Dax Shepard, Tim Blake Nelson, and Stephen Root
Episode 4: Michael De Luca, Luis Guzman, Michael Chiklis, and Henry Rollins
Episode 3: Rob Zombie, Bruce Campbell, Roger Corman, and Faizon Love
Episode 2: Tracy Morgan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bonnie Hunt, and Jason Bateman
Episode 1: David Milch, Tim Olyphant, Michael Rapaport, and Jay Mohr
Episode 16: Martin Scorsese
Episode 15: Peter Berg, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Grazer, and H.G (Buzz) Bissinger
Episode 14: Neve Campbell, Henry Winkler, Dave Foley, and Jeff Garlin
Episode 13: Michael Madsen, Richard Donner, Ray Romano, and Ron Eldard
Episode 12: David Cross, Molly Shannon, George Hickenlooper, and Phillip Baker Hall
Episode 11: Isaac Mizrahi, Alan Cumming, Faizon Love, and Amy Irving
Episode 10: John Waters, Colin Quinn, Danny Aiello, and Delroy Lindo
Episode 9: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, and Charles Nelson Reilly
Episode 8: Alec Baldwin, Peter Dinklage, Carrie Fisher, and Tracey Ullman
Episode 7: Jennifer Esposito, Barry Pepper, Luis Guzman, and Stephen Dorff
Episode 6: Laura Dern, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Ernie Hudson
Episode 5: Jeff Ross, Hector Elizando, Kevin Pollak, and Laura Kightlinger
Episode 4: Joe Mantegna, Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, and Jeff Garlin
Episode 3: Kevin Smith, George Carlin, Jason Biggs, and Stephen Root
Episode 2: Kevin James, Tony Shalhoub, Richard Lewis, and Burt Reynolds
Episode 1: Gina Gershon, Dennis Farina, Ron Livingston, and Faizon Love
Episode 13: Lili Taylor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Sayles, and Vanessa Martinez
Episode 12: Peter Berg, Judd Apatow, Famke Janssen, and Paul Rudd
Episode 11: Sean Hayes, Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, and Oliver Platt
Episode 10: James Caan, Will Ferrell, Mary Steenburgen, and Zooey Deschanel
Episode 9: Beverly D'Angelo, Rosie Perez, Cathy Moriarty, and Catherine Kellner
Episode 8: John Landis, David Alan Grier, Leland Orser, and Fran Drescher
Episode 7: Vince Vaughn, Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, and Brian Cox
Episode 6: Louis C.K., Illeana Douglas, Will Ferrell, and Eddie Izzard
Episode 5: David Byrne, Dave Eggers, Janeane Garofalo, and Joe Pantoliano
Episode 4: Ed Asner, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Fisher, and Blair Underwood
Episode 3: Peter Bogdanovich, Larry Miller, Penelope Ann Miller, and Liev Schreiber
Episode 2: Dom Deluise, Peter Falk, John Herzfeld, and Richard Lewis
Episode 1: Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner, and Kevin Smith
Episode 10: Sean Combs, John Leguizamo, Juliette Lewis, and Vincent Pastore
Episode 9: David Cross, Famke Janssen, Denis Leary, and Martha Plimpton
Episode 8: Jennifer Beals, Adam Goldberg, Seth Green, and Dwight Yoakum
Episode 7: Saffron Burrows, Faizon Love, Michael Rapaport, and Sarah Silverman
Episode 6: Sean Astin, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin James, and Ray Romano
Episode 5: Andy Dick, Daryl Hannah, and Marilyn Manson
Episode 4: Ron Livingston, Kevin Pollack, Sarah Silverman, and Rod Steiger
Episode 3: Christian Slater, Illeana Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, and Fred Willard
Episode 2: Vince Vaughn, Garry Shandling, Cheri Oteri, and Peter Falk
Episode 1: Joey Lauren Adams, Peter Berg, Kevin James, and Jeanne Tripplehorn