Iconoclasts

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.7  (211)

Iconoclasts is a very critically acclaimed interview and profile television show. It is a 30 minute program that has had six successful seasons so far with six episodes in each season. The unique aspect of Iconoclasts is that two very different personalities are profiled. In some cases the two subjects are very similar, like when Robert Redford and Paul Newman were profiled in season one. Other times, there is very little in common between the featured superstars, like when Rapper Chuck D sat alongside basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during season 6. Sometimes the selected celebrities will be promoting a joint project like when Seth MacFarlane and Norah Jones appeared to promote the film, Ted. The variety of featured celebrities is amazing. They have featured fixtures in the world of films, music, sports, dance, cuisine, comedy, science and many other interesting life styles and occupations. The first season not only featured Redford and Newman but also paired Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Russell, Tom Ford and Jeff Koons, Mario Batali and Michael Stipe, Brian Glazer and Sumner Redstone and Renee Zelweger and Christiane Amanpour. Season two had sit down sessions with great and legendary performers such as Eddie Vedder, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Quentin Tarantino, Isabello Rossellini, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou. The third season included appearances from actors Sean Penn, Ruby Dee, Mike Myers and Ashley Judd. These editions were also joined by musician Alicia Keys, new age guru Deepak Chopra, politician Madeleine Albright and television producer Norman Lear. Season four had many highlights as well. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Jon Favreau, Bill Maher, Clive Davis, Venus Williams, Wyclef Jean and Cameron Diaz all stopped by for interviews and commentary. Season five featured the likes of Charlize Theron, Jane Goodall, Lenny Kravitz, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Ron Howard and David Blaine. The most recent season that aired in 2012 included James Franco and Marina Abramovic, Judd Apatow and Len Dunham, and Christy Turlington Burns and Tory Burch.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Chuck D
6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Chuck D
November 20, 2012
Guests include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Chuck D.
Jamie Oliver & Paul Smith
5. Jamie Oliver & Paul Smith
November 13, 2012
Guests include Chef Jamie Oliver and menswear designer Paul Smith.
Christy Turlington Burns & Tory Burch
4. Christy Turlington Burns & Tory Burch
October 30, 2012
Guests include model Christy Turlington Burns & fashion designer Tory Burch.
Seth McFarlane & Norah Jones
3. Seth McFarlane & Norah Jones
October 23, 2012
Guests include animator Seth MacFarlane and singer Norah Jones.
Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham
2. Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham
October 16, 2012
Filmmakers Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham discuss their efforts on the cable comedy "Girls" and their experiences in Hollywood. Included are tours of Apatow's Los Angeles offices and Dunham's Brooklyn apartment.
James Franco + Marina Abramovic
1. James Franco + Marina Abramovic
October 9, 2012
The sixth season opens with actor James Franco and performance artist Marina Abramovic discussing acting, fame, conceptual art and the artistic process.
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Iconoclasts is a very critically acclaimed interview and profile television show. It is a 30 minute program that has had six successful seasons so far with six episodes in each season. The unique aspect of Iconoclasts is that two very different personalities are profiled. In some cases the two subjects are very similar, like when Robert Redford and Paul Newman were profiled in season one. Other times, there is very little in common between the featured superstars, like when Rapper Chuck D sat alongside basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during season 6. Sometimes the selected celebrities will be promoting a joint project like when Seth MacFarlane and Norah Jones appeared to promote the film, Ted.

The variety of featured celebrities is amazing. They have featured fixtures in the world of films, music, sports, dance, cuisine, comedy, science and many other interesting life styles and occupations.

The first season not only featured Redford and Newman but also paired Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Russell, Tom Ford and Jeff Koons, Mario Batali and Michael Stipe, Brian Glazer and Sumner Redstone and Renee Zelweger and Christiane Amanpour. Season two had sit down sessions with great and legendary performers such as Eddie Vedder, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Quentin Tarantino, Isabello Rossellini, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou.

The third season included appearances from actors Sean Penn, Ruby Dee, Mike Myers and Ashley Judd. These editions were also joined by musician Alicia Keys, new age guru Deepak Chopra, politician Madeleine Albright and television producer Norman Lear.

Season four had many highlights as well. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Jon Favreau, Bill Maher, Clive Davis, Venus Williams, Wyclef Jean and Cameron Diaz all stopped by for interviews and commentary.

Season five featured the likes of Charlize Theron, Jane Goodall, Lenny Kravitz, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Ron Howard and David Blaine.

The most recent season that aired in 2012 included James Franco and Marina Abramovic, Judd Apatow and Len Dunham, and Christy Turlington Burns and Tory Burch.

Iconoclasts is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on November 17, 2005.

Where to Watch Iconoclasts

Iconoclasts is available for streaming on the Sundance Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Iconoclasts on demand at Amazon, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 17, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (211)