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Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine Dishes On Working With Hilary Swank, Jack Black and More

Starstruck! Hollywood Media Bridge Founder Phillip B. Goldfine has been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Hilary Swank, Jack Black and Katherine Heigl.

With over 60 film credits, five television series, an Emmy award and more, it’s no surprise that Goldfine’s talent resonated with the skilled actors.

“Have you ever heard the saying, ‘You either have it or your don’t?’ Well, these actors all have it,” he explains exclusively to Us Weekly. “Hilary is one the sweetest, kindest, most professional and amazingly focused actress I have ever met, even back at the beginning.”

Hilary Swank attends the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
Hilary Swank attends the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

As for Mr. Black? He dishes, “Jack was a kid when I first met him and even then he had everyone on the floor laughing. You just knew he was going to be something special.”

Goldfine worked with both Black for his role in Crossworlds in and Swank in Sometimes They Come Back… Again in 1996. He also executive produced Home Sweet Hell starring Heigl in 2015.

“Katherine was very nice and the crew loved her. I’d work with her again in a second,” he adds.

Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine
Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine Giuseppe DeMasi

 

While Goldfine has had plenty of success already, he has no plans to slow down now. He explains, “I try to work on at least one new documentary a year and our current project is called Living With Dignity.” If that’s not enough, he is also developing a TV series Green Acres and working on four films including, Once Upon a Christmas, The Santa Files, Nation’s Fire and Bleed. (He is best known for his work on The Lady in 6 and Damascus Cover.)

Goldfine plans to share his wealth of knowledge by starting HollywoodInsiderClub.com to help others learn the basics of breaking into the film industry. In his personal life, the producer hopes to break a swimming world record sharing, “I truly believe you attract what you think about. You just need to know what you want.”

 

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10 Best Movies of the 1970s: ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ ‘Animal House’ and More!

John Travolta Saturday Night FeverJohn Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

Ah, the 1970s, a decade of disco, protests, free love and of course, some of the greatest movies of all time. Us Weekly has rounded up our personal favorites and put together the top 10 movies from the decade some call the golden age of cinema. So get out the popcorn and get ready to chill. If you’re looking for a thriller, a romcom, a cult classic, or a horror flick, Us has you covered.

In the mood to sing (and dance) along to a classic? Revisit two John Travolta hits. He stole the big screen and our hearts with his dance moves and fitted bell bottoms in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and his hot and heavy summer romance with Sandy in Grease (1978).

Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher Harrison Ford Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeMark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.’ Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

Look no further if you need a fun family flick – you can revisit the candy man scene, the Oompa-Loompas, schnozberries and more in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) and don’t forget about the biggest blockbuster of the decade – Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977).

But don’t worry if you’ve watched all of those and still need more! From action-packed thrillers such as Rocky (1976) and The Godfather (1972) to the side-splitting comedy Animal House (1978), check out Us’ full list of recommendations – and rewatch their trailers! – below:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975):

Saturday Night Fever (1977):

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977):

Alien (1979):

Animal House (1978):

Rocky (1976):

Rocky (1976)

Apocalypse Now (1979):

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971):

Grease (1978):

The Godfather (1972):