John Krasinski is well known as an actor, having gained instant fame for his long run on NBC’s The Office, numerous film roles, and currently his latest series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. However he has slowly been becoming a force behind the scenes as well, not only as a producer of several projects, but also a director beginning with Sundance breakout Brief Interviews With Hideous Men a decade ago, and then 2016’s underrated family dramedy The Hollars in 2016, and now the smash hit this year of A Quiet Place , an awards contender that has been , among other accolades, named as one of AFI’s Top Ten Films of 2018. Hands down it is certainly the best in the horror genre this year, an instant classic that will spawn a sequel now in development from Krasinski, who also co-stars in the film with wife Emily Blunt (nominated for Best Supporting Actress by SAG for her role in it). Krasinski has actually appeared in the three films he has directed, but it is that talent as a helmer that is really gaining him attention right now in the industry. We talk about all of that, how he came about doing A Quiet Place (on which he shares a writing credit), why the film caught on, and many other aspects of a career that it is roaring as a multi-hyphenate talent. He recently visited our Deadline studios to tape this week’s edition of my video series, Behind The Lens. To watch our conversation just click on the link at the top of this post.
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