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Q&A: Zach Gilford on 'Nature,' Family and 'Friday Night Lights'

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More likely than not, you know Zach Gilford best as Matt Saracen from "Friday Night Lights."

But, when he's not wearing a football uniform – or hospital scrubs, as the case has been on his subsequent television shows, "Off the Map" and this season's "Mob Doctor" – you might just find him in the woods. The 30-year-old actor considers himself an outdoorsman, spending his free time hiking, camping and the like, which worked out perfectly for his latest foray onto the big screen, "In Our Nature."

The movie follows Gilford's Seth and his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone) as they head to Seth's "cabin" in upstate New York. Little do they know that Seth's somewhat estranged father ("Mad Men"'s John Slattery) and his city mouse girlfriend (Gabrielle Union) have similar plans. Needless to say, significant awkwardness ensues.

Thankfully, Gilford was able to flex some of those outdoor muscles in the film and shared with us some of the real-life family dramas (or comedies, rather) that shaped his performance. And, yeah, we may have talked about "Friday Night Lights" a bit. Get More »

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GALLERY: 'Friday Night Lights' Stars Ready For Their Close-Ups

If you're like us, you love the holiday season, but kinda wish you could spend it in Dillon, Texas, with the Taylor family.

Actually, this year, you almost can. Coach himself, Kyle Chandler, stars in "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," while Mrs. Coach Connie Britton graces the big screen in "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas." As for the young-uns, you've probably already caught Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) in theaters in "Red Dawn" and might want to make a date to see Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) in "In Our Nature" this month.

In fact, why wait to get a good look at them? We figured it was time to pay homage to the (incredibly attractive) cast of "Friday Night Lights" as they're about to see their names in lights for real. And, thus, we were inspired to create this gallery of the "Friday Night Lights" gang in movies, past, present and future. We urge you to click through with clear eyes and full hearts.

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'In Our Nature' Trailer: John Slattery is a Silver Fox

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Way back at this year's SXSW Festival in March, there was a little indie film called "In Our Nature" which had critics and audiences buzzing. This being the movie business, though, all of that buzz led to months of deal making and distribution setup and hemming and hawing and this and that and whatever. But no actual movie in theaters for you to see.

Well, that is finally about to change, as "In Our Nature" is at last set to arrive next month. And what better way to celebrate than by releasing a new trailer? Get More »

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Watching Cool Indie Trailers Is 'In Our Nature'

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Families: They can get pretty messed up. Luckily, however, we have indie cinema to help us sort through all the complex feelings and twisty emotions that families can generate — and if the new trailer for "In Our Nature" is any indication, family dramas have never quite been this dramatic before.

Why spend big bucks for a therapist when you can go to the theater instead? Get More »

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'FNL' Star Zach Gilford Trades the Gridiron For the Governator

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We hate to alarm you, but there's a new man in Matt Saracen's life, and we're not talking about the QB-Tim Riggins hookup out of our slash fiction dreams.

"Friday Night Lights" star Zach Gilford, who played the Little Quarterback That Could during the show's critically acclaimed run, is taking on a bigger adversary than small town Texas could ever provide him. According to Deadline, the actor has signed on to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in director Jee-woon Kim's upcoming flick "The Last Stand." Get More »

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TV Stars We Wanna See Become Movie Stars: Final Poll Results!

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After 10 days and nearly 350,000 votes, we can finally declare a winner of our TV Stars We Wanna See Become Movie Stars poll.

You really want to see "Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki become the next big thing to hit the silver screen. Really, alot. Which is especially cool since we landed an interview with the big winner so he could thank each and every one of you.

Padalecki, who has played demon hunter Sam Winchester on the hit CW series for the past six years, edged out second place finisher Yvonne Strahovski (super-spy Sarah Walker on NBC's "Chuck") for the title. The two combined to dominate the voting, between them earning over 91-percent of all votes cast. Get More »

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POLL: TV Stars We Wanna See Become Movie Stars

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In recent years, movie stars have begun migrating to television, taking over shows like "Damages" (Glenn Close), "Nikita" (Shane West and Maggie Q) and "CSI" (Lawrence Fishburne). Which is cool, but their absence means there's a gap in the movie world that someone needs to fill.

Well, turnabout is fair play.

Here's the deal: we've come up with a list of the 10 up-and-coming young television actors that we'd love to see become movie superstars. Your job is to review their qualifications and let us know via our amazing internet polling capabilities which of them you most want to see on the big screen. Get More »

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Union, Malone, Gilford and Slattery Share the Same 'Family Tree'

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There's a bit of truth to the old saying that you pick your friends, but you don't pick your family — just ask the cast of "Family Tree," an upcoming flick that explores some of the more, er, complicated family dynamics that can pop up.

Starring Gabrielle Union ("FlashForward"), Jena Malone ("Sucker Punch"), Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") and John Slattery ("Mad Men"), the indie dramedy boasts a storyline that makes even the most untraditional of us flinch.

Slattery and Gilford star as an estranged father and son who accidentally wind up in the same vacation home with their two girlfriends. Of course, Slattery's girlfriend (played by Union) is practically the same age his son—making for some awkward encounters to say the least. Malone steps in as Gilford's girlfriend, watching the situation unravel. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety
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