The real-life Glen Coco, Shailene Woodley and Rose McGowan leapt off of the screen to tell us these larger-than-life tales
Sneaking on to set to scoop a free lunch from craft services, David Reale wasn't expecting to land a role in genre-defining teen flick Mean Girls. The real-life Glen Coco, who nabs four candy-cane grams from the big SC, remembers his one and only day on set and reflects on the cultural reverberations of his accidental walk-on part.
The bright young thing is as famed for her acting chops as she is for toting around her chaga mushrooms (she doesn't go anywhere without them). But for the girl who makes her own herbal toothpaste and isn't afraid to forage for fauna has captured the world's attention for her thrilling turns in the indie The Spectacular Now and weepie of the century The Fault in Our Stars.
Director Darren Stein and actress Rose McGowan revisit their low-budget black comedy 15 years after its release, recalling the whirlwhind shooting period and McGowan's teary breakdown when she saw she had 10 pages of dialogue. With cameos from Marilyn Manson and a prom performance from cult band The Donnas, Jawbreaker made its mark on the teen scene and totally informed Mean Girls (which came after it, btw).
The cult, outspoken director behind Driller Killer and this year's Pasolini isn't afraid to wax lyrical on the subjects of sex, guilt and how far is too far. Ferrara told us about being raised in a southern Italian family and how he just "lets it roll, man" when it comes to the sex scenes.
Wes Anderson expects his collaborators to execute his surfeited vision. Here, production designer Adam Stockhausen reveals how he got involved in Anderson's epic film and how he pulled a central building in Görlitz from the throes of bankruptcy for a magical transformation into The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The creepy thin man from Charlie's Angels and George McFly from Back to the Future – this guy's had more time out of the limelight than in. What he does have is a strong cult currency. His quirks and eccentricities are truly on show in Carmen Gray's portrait of this creative oddball while on tour for his wacky show: It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE.
For our Girls Rule issue, the two girls behind the orgiastic dares of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac get frank about sex, something they're very familiar with after whipping off their pants at every chance they got in Trier's sex epic. What was it like working with von Trier? The duo that lit up the screen talk female sexuality, the darkness of addiction and power politics.
In a rare interview, the legendary Chinese director behind Chungking Express (1994) and 2046 (2004) digs into his latest work about martial arts master Ip Man. The Grandmaster is his first film since 2007's Blueberry Nights. The Second Wave filmmaker lets slip why he is always seen with his sunnies and why fighting is like snogging.
Clark's first ever foreign language film saw him stake out the coolest kids in Paris for The Smell of Us. Disenfranchised to the point of fascinating, this is just as much an insight into how Clark works as it is the gripping story of young people trying to make it big.
The youngest recruit in David Ayer's life-in-a-tank war drama might not have been ready for what he was about to experience on set: decapitation videos, a stinky Shia LaBeouf and personal secrets used against him as weapons – all for the sake drudging up the emotion required to make this as accurate as possible. After playing Ham in Darren Aronofsky's Noah, he came back in this torturous tale bruised, but triumphant.