I’m Not There, the witty and surprising “biopic” of Bob Dylan, contains a scene of a reporter interviewing “Alice Fabian”, played by Julian Moore, who very obviously stands for Joan Baez. Julian Moore totally pulls it off, she has Joan down to a T.
The movie Little Big Man has a “framing” story with Jack Crabb being interviewed (as the oldest and whitest claimed survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn) by a surprisingly young Will Hickey*.
I’m pretty sure there are a lot of movies with this same framing device, although most “flashback” movies are just someone recalling a story. In this case, at least, it sort of explains the “tall tale” nature of the story, with so many outrageous occurrences and unlikely encounters with historical people. It could all be true, or partly true, or all made up.
Dustin Hoffman was made up by makeup artiste Dick Smith to look as if he was 120 years old, but you kinda suspect Smith was also making up Hickey to look young. I every other film I’ve seen Hickey looks 120 years old.
Sorry, just to avoid any confusion, of course the name is Julia Moore, and she is female. Don’t know how that could happen twice in my post, maybe it has to do with the film I’m talking about, where such conventions are more than once broken. The hipster Dylan of 1965 is (fabulously) played by Cate Blanchett, for example.
The Interview (1998) - A small Australian thriller. Hugo Weaving is brought in on suspicion of car theft, but not all is as it seems. Nearly the entire movie is just him sat in a chair answering questions, and it works because of his acting skill.
Good movie which I would compare to another noteworthy title, but that would give it away.
Notting Hill has Julia Roberts’ character being interviewed about her latest film. Love, Actually has Bill Nighy’s character being interviewed on the radio Spotlight has reporters interviewing victims and perpetrators of abuse.
The Japanese film Funeral Parade of Roses has an interview with the main star woven throughout the fictional story, which is then also interspersed with interviews of other queer citizens on the street. It’s played as a real interview, but that might be part of the schtick. It’s an interesting watch if you’re into 60s new wave films.