Michael Shannon was asked a handful of mostly New York-centric questions by Vulture (check them out!) but this one about acting caught my eye.
“In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?,” they asked.
Shannon responded: “Control people and manipulate situations to my advantage … with great feeling.”
That about sums it up.
Here’s a video from The New York Times: The Hollywood Issue – ‘Touch of Evil’ featuring Shannon and Directed by Alex Prager