David Edelstein

David Edelstein joined New York magazine as film critic in January 2006, coming from Slate. While at New York, he has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor.
He is also film critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, and a commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has written film criticism for the Village Voice, New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and contributed to the New York Times’ Arts & Leisure section.
A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he is the author of the play Blaming Mom, and the co-author of Shooting to Kill (with producer Christine Vachon).
David lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville, who rapidly gained fame as the creator and star of the MTV reality series “Jackass,” is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.

Johnny starred in and produced the box-office hits, Jackass, Jackass Two and Jackass 3D.  On October 15, 2010 Jackass 3D was #1 at the box office earning $50 million dollars during its opening weekend setting a record for biggest October debut.  Jackass 3D was the third-straight #1 opening for Paramount’s franchise.  Knoxville starred in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa which was released on October 25, 2013.  This latest film in the Jackass franchise opened at #1 in its first weekend, and earned more than $150 million worldwide. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 86th Academy Awards, becoming the first installment in the series to be nominated for an Oscar. An unrated and extended version of the film titled Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 premiered on June 15, 2014 on MTV. He has also been seen in The Ringer for the Farrelly Brothers opposite Katherine Heigl, and starred as Luke Duke in Warner Bros hit Dukes of Hazzard with Seann William Scott.  Before that he was seen in The Lords of Dogtown directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch. Prior to Lords of Dogtown, Knoxville starred in a wide variety of films including the John Waters ensemble comedy, A Dirty Shame with Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak and Selma Blair.  He was also seen in MGM’s box-office hit Walking Tall, starring opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as Barry Sonnenfeld’s sequel Men In Black 2.Read More

In addition to the Jackass franchise, Johnny and his Dickhouse Production partners, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze, have produced shows for MTV including Nitro Circus, Rob and Big, and The Dudesons.  He also produced the critically acclaimed documentaries The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia and Birth of Big Air about famed BMX biker Matt Hoffman.

Knoxville also co-starred in the action film The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger which was released in January 2013, Small Apartments starring alongside Billy Crystal and James Caan directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Nature Calls opposite Patton Oswalt, and in the comedy Fun Size opposite Victoria Justice and Chelsea Handler. Knoxville and his cousin Roger Alan Wade host a Sirius Radio Show on Channel 60 called “The Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee”. Knoxville can also be heard as the voice of Leonardo in Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, which was released on August 8, 2014, and in the forthcoming sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. In May 2014, Knoxville started his own venture with “Hello Junior Productions,” which signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.

In 2015, Knoxville produced Being Evel, a documentary based on the real story behind the myth of the American icon Robert ‘Evel’ Knievel and his legacy. He starred in Elvis & Nixon with Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon, a true-story drama shot in Atlanta. He can also be seen in the Hong Kong-Chinese-American action comedy film, Skiptrace, co-starring and based on a story by Jackie Chan.

Next up, Knoxville is starring and producing the Paramount film Action Point, due out Friday, June 1st.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Johnny became interested in acting at an early age.  At the age of 18, he moved to California to pursue his acting career and supported himself through appearing in commercials, and occasionally writing for magazines such as Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother.  In 1997, Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze pitched their idea for “Jackass” to MTV and thus began his acting career.

Knoxville currently lives in Los Angeles.