Tag: david mamet

Damon Herriman Talks Auditioning in America, ‘Justified’ and His New Show, ‘Quarry’

"It wasn’t lost on me that had they not seen Justified, it was very possible that my first audition may have passed them by." - Damon Herriman on His Audition for 'Quarry'

Gary Cole on ‘Veep,’ Improvising and His Early Career

"It was all like a dream. It didn't make any sense to me, how I got there, but sometimes that's the way that it goes." - Gary Cole on getting cast in his first major TV role

William H. Macy on ‘Shameless’, Nude Scenes and Winning a SAG Award

"Of all the awards, that one means the most to me because those are my peeps" - William H. Macy on winning a SAG Award

Al Pacino on Acting: “It becomes such a part of your nature you rarely ever think about quitting”

After working infrequently in film over the last decade, Al Pacino appears in several films released in 2015, including The Humbling, an indie drama directed by Barry Levinson.

Watch: David Mamet in the 1976 Short Documentary ‘The Playwright Directs’

Though David Mamet is best known for his distinctive writing style in his scripts for the stage and screen, he has also directed theater and film. The 1976 short documentary titled The Playwright Directs depicts Mamet directing actors through several scenes at an almost frantic pace, dispensing pearls of wisdom throughout, like his thoughts on method acting. Mamet also touches upon his ideas behind effective staging and lighting. The actors in the documentary include Lindsay Crouse (who was married to Mamet from 1977 to 1990), late stage actor Michael Higgins, and members of the Circle Repertory Company rehearsing Mamet’s plays ... Read more

Al Pacino: “When you have access to real character, it stimulates the imagination. It’s something to take off from”

It's no secret that Al Pacino's best work in recent years has been on television. While his recent films have been awful to mildly disappointing, he has won Emmys for his roles in Angels in America and You Don't Know Jack.

John C. McGinley on His ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ Role: “Unless you are going to respect what David put on the page … I just think you might as well do a different play”

It's been almost three decades since John C. McGinley last appeared on a Broadway stage, and he certainly didn't choose to return under the radar. McGinley is starring in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross as Dave Moss alongside Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale.

David Mamet’s ‘The Anarchist’, Starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, to Close on Broadway

After getting some awful reviews, producers announced last night that The Anarchist, the new play written and directed by David Mamet, will give its final performance on Sunday, December 16th.

What’s Al Pacino’s Weekly Salary for Broadway’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’?

Usually it pays for Broadway producers to cast big-name actors to draw huge houses. But how much exactly do those big names make? For Al Pacino, who stars in Glengarry Glen Ross as Shelly Levene, it's money that most Broadway regulars could only dream about.

Alan Arkin talks ‘Argo’ and Remembers ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Alan Arkin knows more than most about how bizarre Hollywood can be. The Oscar-winner has been in the business for decades, which made him uniquely able to effectively play movie producer Lester Siegel in the new film Argo.

Debra Winger To Make Her Broadway Debut Alongside Patti Lupone in David Mamet’s ‘The Anarchist’

Three-time Academy Award nominee Debra Winger is set to make her Broadway debut in the American premiere of The Anarchist a new play written and directed by David Mamet.