Tag: Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon on Why He Prefers Supporting Roles

"I see some people that have talent and something to offer but they get in their own fucking way sometimes." - Michael Shannon

Movie Review: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon

Gyllenhaal and Shannon are outstanding, Shannon in particular. This is one of those films that you’ll think about long after the lights come back on.

Movie Review: ‘Loving’ Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga

It’s a sad, frustrating and inspirational film that puts you right in the mindset of what this couple was feeling and thinking.

Michael Shannon on Actors Working for Free: “I think as a group actors need to stop enabling this behavior”

"If somebody’s got a good script and you want to put good actors in it then everybody should be taken care of." - Michael Shannon

Watch: A Conversation with ‘Midnight Special’ Star Michael Shannon

Shannon talks in-depth about his entire career, including his collaborations with director Jeff Nichols.

Watch: Conversations with Michael Shannon of ’99 Homes’

Michael Shannon speaks about being cast in the film, the research he did for the role, and his rehearsal process -- all answered in Shannon's usual dry wit.

Screenplay: ’99 Homes’

A desperate construction worker (Andrew Garfield) reluctantly accepts a job with the ruthless real-estate broker (Michael Shannon) who evicted him and his family from their home.

Michael Shannon on Acting: “Just pay attention. That’s the chief principle. Pay attention all the time”

Michael Shannon: "I mean honestly I look at acting like it’s my job to disappear. The best acting is invisible."

Movie Review: Jake Paltrow’s ‘Young Ones’ Starring Michael Shannon, Nichoulas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee

Writer/Director Jake Paltrow must be a huge fan of The Road Warrior because his new film, Young Ones, is a watered down version of George Miller’s classic film. The film is set in the near future where water is the most treasured resource you can have. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on a wasteland of dirt and more dirt with his kids, Jerome (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning). He spends his time trying to find ways to bring water back to his land but the bandits who terrorize the area don’t make things easy for him and his family. ... Read more

Chicago Theater Sees Recent Returns of Acclaimed Alumni

Broadway may be the center of the theater universe in the U.S., but not all acting greats who start in theater get their breakthrough in New York City.  In fact, a number of notable actors who had their first major breakthrough in Chicago theater have made their way back to the stage in the Second City over the last few years, including John Mahoney (The Birthday Party), William Petersen (Slowgirl), Michael Shannon (Simpatico) and Joan Allen (The Wheel), David Schwimmer (directed Big Lake, Big City), Laurie Metcalf and Kevin Anderson (Detroit), and Nelsan Ellis (who recently founded his own theater ... Read more

Michael Shannon on Why He Doesn’t Consider General Zod a Villain and If He’ll Ever Do Comedy

I'm no casting agent, but I have pegged Michael Shannon for a super-villain role for years. Still, I never thought Shannon -- who has never really appeared in any blockbuster -- would ever be tapped to star in such a role.

Michael Shannon: “For me the thought of trying to be in character all the time makes me very tired”

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but Michael Shannon playing the villain has me more interested in Man of Steel than anything else. That's because ever since I saw Take Shelter and started watching Boardwalk Empire Michael Shannon has become one of my favorite actors.

All Michael Shannon Wants is to Appear on David Letterman

Michael Shannon's rise from relative unknown to Oscar nominee to blockbuster movie super-villain has been long, but not as tough as some of his friends suggest.

Michael Shannon: “I guess any time I take a job, I’m not afraid to dig into something, no matter how ugly it may be”

Michael Shannon's big movie this year is undoubtedly Man of Steel, in which he plays the Superman villain General Zod, but those who enjoy Shannon in his dark roles are also looking forward to his role as real-life serial hit man Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman.

Proof That Michael Shannon is Awesome: Watch Him Read the Delta Gamma Sorority Letter

Funny or Die gives us Michael Shannon reading that letter as only he could.

Michael Shannon: “One of the great things about acting – you get to pretend you’re somebody else, which is great if you get bored with yourself”

Phenomenal actor Michael Shannon will be appearing in his first sure-to-be blockbuster this year as the villainous General Zod in the newest Superman film, Man of Steel. But fans of acting have already known of Shannon from his roles in films like Take Shelter and in his role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton To Star in ‘The Harvest’

Academy Award Nominees Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon will star in The Harvest, a psychological thriller that questions the lengths parents will go to in order to save their only child.