"As a comic — as a fat, bearded comic — you can paint yourself into a corner" - Zach Galifianakis
Frankel talks about developing the cast of the series and why authenticity was more important than a well-known actor
Here's the screenplay to 'Birdman'
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts Director: Alejandro G. Narritu
Are You Here: When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s formidable sister (Amy Poehler), in the hilarious big-screen directorial debut from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner. Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Laura Ramsey, Joel Gretsch and Amy Poehler Directed and Written By: Matthew Weiner In Theaters: August 22nd
Zach Galifianakis is already pretty recognizable after breaking out in the first two Hangover movies. But the comedian has to admit he’s not really ready for the fame game.
I've missed the screenings for The Campaign, the new Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy about a two Southerners vying for a seat in Congress. I've heard rumblings that it's just "OK" but knowing me, I'd probably love it. I'll find out this weekend.
Will Ferrell has had a reputation for being a hard actor to approach in public, and was even named as the worst celebrity autographer in 2007 in Autograph magazine. But in an interview to promote his upcoming film The Campaign, Ferrell seems to suggest it isn't him that lets people down -- it's their own expectations.
Galifianakis isn't the type of actor to fit in any sort of category, especially since he himself hates actors. Huh?
Director: Todd Phillips Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong
From EW.com: In the film, you play Alan, the deranged, jockstrap-wearing, socially awkward brother of the bride. How in the world do you prepare for that kind of role? Well, I wish I had a concrete answer to that. In my mind, I just gave him [a] history. So the history was that he used to carry records to raves for a DJ. And one time when he was at a rave 15 years ago, he dropped too much acid. He wasn’t born really dumb, but the drugs made him really stupid, and [he’s] missing a part of his brain ... Read more