Mark David Duplass is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter. He is the brother of director and writer Jay Duplass.
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I'm here to tell you all about myself, and the weird things about me that led me to act in and produce my new movie THE ONE I LOVE starring me and the fabulous Elisabeth Moss. It opens in theaters August 22 and is also avail on VOD everywhere!
Looking forward to answering any and all questions...
Thank u guys so much for all the questions. Was really fun and I actually learned some things about myself and what kind of insane people are out in the world. Much Love - mark.
Will Bobbum Man ever get to Kevin's equipmunk?
u want me to spoil the show's ultimate finale episode right here?!?!?!?!
What's up, Tall Guy? How is Brian doing?
Who came up with Rafi's character? He's one of my favorites.
our show runners jackie and jeff schafer created everyone of the characters on the league. except for dirty randy, who jason mantzoukis created in an improv.
How much of the league is improvised?
all the dialogue is improvised, though our outlines often have dialogue suggestions or jokes written that we end up saying close to as written...
MARK!! HUGE fan!! There was a huge rumor going around that you and Aubrey Plaza did NOT get along well on the set on SNG due to her farting a few times and blaming it on extras and you. I feel like this is bullshit, but a lot of people have been saying this. Is there any truth to this?
partly true. aubrey did fart a lot and blamed it on everyone, but i found her farts to be oddly appealing, so in the end it actually brought us closer.
Jeff, Who Lives At Home is one of my favorite films of all time. Thank you for making it. Can you share some of the film and musical inspirations for it? What was in your head while writing it? (Other than "Signs" obviously, ha.)
trusting the universe is really hard and people will make fun of u for it a lot. i will sometimes too. but it's an amazing thing to do. funny and sad.
What's the funniest moment that you remember when filming the league?
toilet kitchen. i broke on it 7 takes in a row. that guy killed me.
I have a total girl crush on your wife. What should I name my fantasy team?
the when harry met sallys
Does the cast of The League have a "league" outside the show?
u bet. and guess who won it last year? that's right.
Mark, how'd you get involved with Zero Dark Thirty? It was a nice surprise seeing you show up in that film.
i was lucky enough to be asked to be in the film. was such a great experience for me. love those filmmakers. and got to meet the great james gandalfini.
If you could go back in time what advice would you give yourself?
buy apple stock. early. and dell.
Who is your favorite person to work with on The League?
i love everyone in the cast of that show, but i for some reason love the one on one scenes that i have with paul scheer. fun dynamic.
What's your opinion on the term mumble-core? Do you hate it?
You're character in the Mindy Project is amazing. How much of that is yourself, and how much is the amazing writing staff?
I'm so jealous you know Mindy.
i don't love the word mumble core. kinda wish it would go away.
i am not at all like brendan deslaurier.
i am kinda jealous i know mindy too.
Hey, Mark. Safety Not Guaranteed looks like it was a lot of fun to shoot. Am I right?
i had a blast on that one. a great character to tackle.
How did you meet kate?
new years eve. trouble.
Pirates or monkeys? Please explain your answer
monkeys. they are free masturbators with no shame. i admire that.
If you had the opportunity to get anyone you wanted to guest star on The League, who would it be?
What was the first DVD you purchased?
the big lebowski
Who is your favorite football team? And who is your favorite player?
the saints. all time favorite is saints TE hobie brenner
Your character on the Mindy Project is unreal, you're amazing in it. How did you come to join the show? And with your real-life brother, no less?
mindy just asked me and jay to come do an episode one day, and that turned into many more cos we were all having so much fun. love being on that show.
Which other actors would you like to work with?
sam rockwell. richard jenkins. merrly streep. lizzy caplan.
Let's be honest, Kevin's on top right?
No! I mean... yes
What's you favorite podcast right now?
do you film an episode every week? Because very often you have very topical references based on injuries of real players
we try to make educated guesses and shoot multiple versions of the show. jeff schaffer is very good at guessing somehow!
Which of the actors/actresses from The League is the most like their character?
Also, do you ever plan on appearing on an album with Jon Lajoie?
Thanks for the AMA tall guy. Scrote squad!
i'd say we r all VERY different from our characters, honestly.
i have not been asked by jon to appear. thanks for rubbing it in :)
u r welcome!
What advice would you give to young filmmakers who want to try and get out there and make a feature film? Also, how important is improvisation to your style of filmmaking?
just go make your movie. don't wait for anyone to help.
i improvise quite a bit. and think it helps keep things natural
Love your work in various movies and of course the league.
Who should I draft in the first round of my fantasy draft tomorrow?
Also Cant wait to see your new movie the trailer looks awesome
depends on your pick. i might go crazy and pick megatron if you're late in the round.
Hi Mark! Thanks for the AMA. Seen any good movies lately that you'd care to recommend?
boyhood. the horse boy. how to survive a plague.
Hey Mark, any plans on revamping your 'Netflix 365' recommendations on Twitter?
i actually have something brewing. different form, better and more extensive. stay tuned.
Hey Mark! I've been a huge fan of The League since the beginning, and what I really love about it is its improvisational feel, and the subtle jokes and details that make it great for repeat viewing. How many of the jokes are improvised and how many are scripted? For example, the incessant and overly complex rips on poor Andre? Also, congrats on working with Elisabeth Moss I love her in Mad Men and look forward to seeing her in some different roles. Thanks for doing this AMA man!
it's all improvised form outlines... tho our creators often feed us joke ideas as we go along. fun way to do it.