Column | Nov 1, 2013 | 6:36 AM
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Column | Sep 12, 2013 | 7:15 AMVery little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often there are exceptions. I remember watching 2008's "The Dark Knight" and realizing that weaselly guy who Aaron Eckhart was threatening over the ledge of a skyscraper was a Chicago actor. I knew the face. It's a distinctive face, one that belongs to David Dastmalchian. Haven't seen much of it on local stages since.
Column | Aug 15, 2013 | 6:15 AM
Column | Aug 13, 2013 | 12:52 PM
The A Red Orchid Theatre production of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico" has been a very tough ticket in town this summer, mostly due to the presence of Michael Shannon, the TV and movie actor who has returned to his theatrical roots in Chicago. A Red Orchid...
Column | Jun 28, 2013