Top 10 Awkward Celebrity Interviews

Top 10 Awkward Celebrity Interviews

Quentin Tarantino’s stint on the interview circuit promoting Django Unchained, a movie about slavery featuring, of course, his trademark funny, cartoonish violence has provided many examples of The Awkward Interview. This is when a celebrity with a strong personality runs into just the right interviewer to provoke heated debate, comical friction, and/or lots of uncomfortable moments. Presented, in no particular order, some memorable moments in awkward celebrity interview history:

1. Drunk Guy Does Terrible Interview With David Cross

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDcel8p0yIY&w=584&h=390%5D

“I write under the name Gordon Downs. But my real name is, uh, Senator Drinks-A-Lot.”

2. NPR Interviewer Asks Sigur Rós Really Stupid Questions

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIMGPlH4XPo&w=584&h=390%5D

Awkward silences ensue.

3. Marily Manson Sons Bill O’Reilly

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcdC1y_WIZM&w=584&h=390%5D

Marilyn Manson calmly, intelligently, gracefully defeats Bill O’Reilly completely.

4. Jon Stewart Obliterates The Hosts Of Crossfire With Logic

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQFB5YpDZE&w=584&h=390%5D

It doesn’t get much more confrontational than this.

5. Vanilla Ice Acts Like A Weirdo Who’s Bad At Rapping

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ZkTvLdH2o&w=584&h=390%5D

Speaking of Jon Stewart, here he is on his old, thoroughly Gen-X MTV show encountering Vanilla Ice. Vanilla Ice turns out to be a weird guy. And smashes stuff with a bat.

6. Crispin Glover Goes Full Troll On Letterman

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbFfXi4KMEU&w=584&h=390%5D

Also, he nearly kicks Letterman in the face.

7. Billy Bob Thornton Acts Like A Big Asshole On A Radio Show

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EKttvRozrM&w=584&h=390%5D

It’s OK though, he was having sex with Angelina Jolie at the time.

8. Tom Cruise Explains Some Things To Matt Lauer

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y7CpS0gtlk&w=584&h=390%5D

“Do you know what Adderall is?” “You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do.” “You’re glib. You don’t even know what Ritalin is.”

9. Nardwuar Interviews Lady GaGa

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0snWj8b1OLE&w=584&h=390%5D

I don’t think GaGa knows about Nardwuar.

10. Some British Guy Interviews Quentin Tarantino

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrsJDy8VjZk%5D

Here’s the interview that inspired this list. The interviewer is determined to annoy Quentin, and he succeeds.

11. Quentin Tarantino Shows No Mercy To Jane, Local Movie Reviewer Lady

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7k4GQSGvx8&w=584&h=390%5D

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