Interview: Jack Black on Bernie

Summary

Jack Black and Richard Linklater need to do more movies together. The actor and director first collaborated on 2003's wonderfully pitched crowd pleaser The School of Rock, and their reunion for this week's dark comedy Bernie has yielded what might be Black's best performance since that film. In a strange-but-true story set in Carthage, Texas, Black plays soft-spoken Bernie Tiede, the small town's beloved mortician who befriends its most despised citizen: wealthy, cantankerous old Marjorie (Shirley MacLaine). When Bernie bumps her off, the locals rally around their folk hero, much to the chagrin of prosecutor Matthew McConaughey (working with Linklater for the first time since Dazed and Confused). We caught up with Black recently for a chat about the movie Back to Article

Comments

DrJimbo32

Aaron Thomas

Awesome. Nice to see Jack Black play these type of roles.

Apr 24 - 04:55 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

tell them that CAN'T make a "Bernie movie" without CAMEOS of the original cast. Silverman, Mccarthy, Stewart, AND Kiser!

Apr 24 - 08:01 PM

Isaac Harrison

Isaac Harrison

Dude, I really hope you're just trolling, and that you don't really think that this is a remake of Weekend at Bernie's...

Apr 27 - 03:56 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Kind of like Weekend At Bernie's only that Bernie is still alive.

Apr 24 - 05:01 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

He looks like Bernie; TERRY KISER!!!! In fact, Terry Kiser and Andrew Mccarthy and Johnathan Silverman all need cameos.

Apr 24 - 05:03 PM

Kollin Spenrath

Kollin Spenrath

Did you not see the trailer? This is nowhere near a remake of Weekend at Bernie's.

Apr 27 - 12:24 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

He looks like Bernie; TERRY KISER!!!! In fact, Terry Kiser and Andrew Mccarthy and Johnathan Silverman all need cameos.

Apr 24 - 05:03 PM

Kollin Spenrath

Kollin Spenrath

Did you not see the trailer? This is nowhere near a remake of Weekend at Bernie's.

Apr 27 - 12:24 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

tell them that CAN'T make a "Bernie movie" without CAMEOS of the original cast. Silverman, Mccarthy, Stewart, AND Kiser!

Apr 24 - 08:01 PM

Isaac Harrison

Isaac Harrison

Dude, I really hope you're just trolling, and that you don't really think that this is a remake of Weekend at Bernie's...

Apr 27 - 03:56 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Jack Black is just somewhat above Sandler on my loathe-o-meter, but he could be good in supporting roles. Why they give him leads I have no idea.

Apr 25 - 03:25 AM

David G.

David Gleichauf

People with Loathe-o-meters are worse than Adam Sandler. Whom you don't know. And seems nothing but nice.

Apr 29 - 01:25 PM

Bernardo Leyte CortÚs

Bernardo Leyte CortÚs

The proverb once said a little Jack Black goes a long way, a lot of Jack Black goes a long way... down.

Apr 25 - 05:41 AM

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

I like Jack Black when he dials it back. It worked in School of Rock, and it'll work here.

Apr 25 - 07:23 AM

Dave J

Dave J

No more comments on the page above "24 Frames: 19th Century Horror" that's a first for RT!

Apr 25 - 01:33 PM

David Tanny

David Tanny

It seems I'm in the minority here, saying I like Jack Black. I also like dark comedies, so this looks like it could be pretty good.

Apr 26 - 04:26 PM

SarfarazAbbasi

Sarfaraz Abbasi

Love Jack Black

Apr 27 - 12:17 AM

Jim Edwards

Jim Edwards

I think Jack and Will Ferrell are a lot alike. I don't find either of them to be all that funny but Will did an incredible job in Stranger than Fiction so maybe Jack has some serious acting chops. We shall see...

Apr 27 - 06:07 AM

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