Shia LaBeouf is spending three days this week watching all of his films, in reverse chronological order, at Manhattan's Angelika Film Center. It's free, it's a 75-ish person theater and there's a livestream of Shia watching himself for the entirety of the nonstop (!) 72-hour marathon.
So who's next? Aside from The Beef, who would we clear our schedules, buy plane tickets and, if necessary, cough up heaps of dough to experience this same stunt with? Let's hash it out.
Not sure if we're placing enough emphasis on the briefer potential marathons here. Melissa McCarthy's body of film work is managably non-epic, and damn, is it consistent. It's hard to imagine a better feeling than LOLing (ROFLing, even) along with her to Bridesmaids, Spy, St. Vincent, Tammy and the devastatingly underrated The Heat. And for the movies where she's merely the No. 1 scene stealer—This Is 40, The Hangover Part III—we could quietly gossip about Gilmore Girls when she's not onscreen. –Zach Dionne
I would join my neighborhood hero Will Smith for a movie marathon. I think I’m the ONLY person who did not receive a check from Wild Wild West and who actually liked it. I can’t wait to see Suicide Squad and ask him about Drake and Meek, since he attended the OVO Fest while filming the movie. The Bad Boys movies are epic, and I will definitely be taking a nap during Shark Tale, but everything would be cool. Will has range: He can make you laugh, make you cry, save the world and get the girl! What more do you want? –Esteban Serrano
Brick, Inception, The Lookout, Lincoln, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, 500 Days of Summer...maybe JGL isn’t the most selective modern actor, but he’s certainly made some of the most interesting choices. He seems like a cool guy, and would probably discuss the crazy facial prosthetics he had to wear on Looper! –Jason Lipshutz
If I got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch a marathon of movies with the actor that starred in all of them, I’d choose...Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’d probably take a good five days, but a work-week’s worth of splits, kicks and explosions sounds like a damn good time! Personal highlights of the marathon would be Van Damme classics like Bloodsport, Double Impact, Universal Soldier and Sudden Death; definitely need Street Fighter somewhere in the middle for comic relief. I’d love to get some insight and behind-the-scenes stories from the man himself, and hopefully build a friendship with one of my childhood heroes.
Throughout her career, you wouldn't call Angelina Jolie's character choices "safe." It'd be fascinating to hear what was going through her head when she played the snake-worshiping Olympias in Alexander, the disempowered mother in Changeling, the misunderstood sorceress in Maleficent and, in particular, her Academy Award–winning performance as the sociopath in Girl, Interrupted.
Because she's clearly intelligent, she'd probably have deeper insights into human nature and, in particular, its dark and tragic sides. We'd balance out those heavy discussions with her fun roles like when she's the ass-kicking Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and both Kung Fu Panda films. –Jeff Benjamin
Getting to watch BOTH Sister Act movies in the presence of Sister Mary Clarence herself?! I’m sold. Throw in other Whoopi classics like The Color Purple, Ghost, and The Lion King (did you forget she voiced Shenzi, half of the evil hyena duo?) and there goes my entire weekend. From Corrina, Corrina to Girl, Interrupted, Whoopi’s films low-key defined the youth of ‘90s kids everywhere. –Mark Sundstrom
I’m about to betray my true nerdiness: I would LOVE to sit down with Patrick Stewart and watch Star Trek movies (of course), X-Men movies, Jeffrey, Gnomeo and Juliet, Chicken Little (yeah!), and anything else he’s been in. I’d even see that movie he did, Match, with the mom from Spy Kids. If Sir Ian McKellen wants to join us for the X-Men movies, he’s very, very welcome. –Laurie Ulster
It's not just that Jennifer Lawrence is—yes, still—"America's sweetheart," and an eminently human actress in an industry of image-workshopped sphinxes. Her movies are also so good! I'd kill to get walloped by Winter's Bone in the same theater as J-Law, or to fist-pump with her for all the big Hunger Games moments. Chuckling at her godawful horror movie House at the End of the Street would be a treat, and what better way to finally check out American Hustle than with J-Law herself? –Zach Dionne
The incredible Viola Davis may finally be getting the mass recognition she deserves, via her historic, Emmy-winning turn as Professor Annalise Keating in the hit TV drama How to Get Away With Murder, but Davis has been showing off those world-class acting chops on the big screen for years. Ironically, she was actually in Disturbia with #AllMyMovies pioneer Shia LaBeouf (as Detective Parker) but it was her Oscar-nominated appearance opposite Meryl Streep in 2008’s Doubt that sparked my stanning. Viola was only on screen for about eight minutes and still managed to steal a scene from Streep. After Doubt, Davis went on to star in critically acclaimed films like Eat Pray Love, The Help, and the James Brown biopic Get on Up. Davis’ next big flick? 2016’s highly anticipated Suicide Squad. –Mark Sundstrom
Basically, you’re asking to watch Glitter, Precious and The Butler with Mariah. Scratch that: you’re asking to watch Glitter with Mariah. I would listen to Mariah Carey break down Glitter for two hours, and probably much longer than that. What’s more fascinating than one of pop’s most unique personalities discussing one of the biggest film bombs ever? The answer is: Nothing. –Jason Lipshutz