If ever there was an actors’ actor it would be Michael Shannon whose range of work this year alone in ten different film projects would impress everyone, from playing Elvis in Elvis & Nixon to Zod in Batman v. Superman to a whole range of intriguing indie films like Frank & Lola and Complete Unknown to no less than two films from Jeff Nichols, a director who has hired Shannon for every movie he has made including 2016’s acclaimed duo of Loving in which he has a small role as a LIFE magazine photographer to Midnight Special.
And to top it all off he recently was nominated for a Critics Choice award for his seen-it-all West Texas detective in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. Shannon is no stranger to the awards circuit having been Oscar nominated for Revolutionary Road, and SAG and Golden Globe nominated just last year for his riveting role in the underappreciated 99 Homes. TV viewers know him from his several seasons on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. This is one busy actor and he recently took some time to stop by our studio for my new Deadline video series, The Actor’s Side to talk about his wide-ranging career from stage to screen to TV. To watch our conversation just click on the link above.
Nocturnal Animals and Loving are currently in release from Focus Features.