Movie Meltdown: Brian Howe

26 Jun

This week we are coming to you “live” from WonderFest where we are joined by this week’s special guest… actor Brian Howe. One of the hardest working and most impressive actors in the business, Brian’s been featured in Westworld, Catch Me If You Can, The Pursuit of Happyness, American Horror Story, Gran Torino, Annabelle, K-PAX, The Majestic, Déjà Vu, Evan Almighty, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, Masters of Sex, House of Lies, The Newsroom, Nikita, Justified – and of course, he’s one of the cast of regulars in the Larry Blamire films (The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Dark and Stormy Night, Trail of the Screaming Forehead, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again).

And in between our bouts of clowning around and being a dork, we also bring up… Spielberg’s shooting style, that was paramount to me, one of them practically Xeroxed her rolodex, anything I could do – I did, Tony Scott, laying the groundwork, a cast of small town lunatics, Larry Moss, Summer stock theater in the Poconos, Fay Masterson, striking up the band, David Mamet, Trish Geiger, one big scene with Denzel, working in tandem, Kevin Spacey, Spy Hard, America’s most beloved action figure, the quiet scary moments, Jim Carrey, State and Main, the bloom is off the rose, it was tremendous fun… blood all over the place, Frank Darabont, The Conjuring Universe, hours were long… temperatures were torturous, it was like the biggest most lumbering independent film I’d ever been involved with, when a casting director goes the extra mile, Kerry O’Malley, fly wrangler, that’s how we got our revenge for his, rather indelicate criticism… of our work, a benevolent madman, K-Pax, snow in Pasadena, straight and kind of silly or full absurd, messing with Gabriele Muccino, a sustained level of dread, had to have a fake car to pick him up, one thing, with persistence, does actually lead to another, Will Smith, a state of trust, houses can have bad mojo, Clint Eastwood, my favorite… boy I’m making a Hollywood movie moment, Jeff Bridges, shooting for a dollar and a bucket of chicken, gettin’ the laughs and singin’ the songs, self-consuming hybrids and Tom Hanks goes mad.

“I don’t expect to be the big star… but I’ll be the big star’s neighbor.”

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