06:17 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 07/22/2014 10:00AM
By now, the story of Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's partially crowdfunded sophomore film, is well-known, which is why we're happy Braff is digging into some of the details of the campaign.
Details that include the odd requests made by donors.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:55PM
Zach "The Director" Braff returns on Friday with his second cinematic effort, Wish I was Here. It's the Kickstarter-funded story of a struggling actor – his last job was a dandruff commercial – caught in the confusion of dealing with grown-up responsibilities, while still wishing to be a kid. Complete with Shins songs, daydreams and waiting rooms, Wish I Was Here is littered with nostalgic nods to Braff's directorial debut: Garden State.
Originally posted 07/15/2014 11:40AM
Everyone knows Zach Braff's Twitter feed is awesome (who else would Tweet, "I think Lebron's gonna go to the Mets. #sports"), so PEOPLE was more than happy to put our account in his hilarious hands for a day.
Originally posted 08/02/2004 06:00AM
She's no Jersey girl, but Natalie Portman, a native of Long Island, N.Y., knows what it's like to grow up in suburbia. The 23-year-old Star Wars actress is putting her experience to use in Garden State, the directorial and writing debut of Scrubs star Zach Braff. Her role as a pathological liar in the romantic-comedy was a welcome change: "You can conserve your resources and be creative" on an independent film, she says. A Harvard graduate, Portman recently talked about her good fortune, being a sex symbol and what made her head to the other side of the George Washington Bridge.
Originally posted 07/28/2004 06:00AM
Scrubs star Zach Braff is no longer just the goofy character J.D. from NBC's medical sitcom. He's also a rising star behind the camera, thanks to his directorial debut Garden State, costarring Natalie Portman, about a man who returns home after his mother's death. The film, which he also wrote, scored serious attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The 29-year-old actor-writer-director recently talked about giving props to his home state of New Jersey and his abundance of twentysomething angst.
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