Happy Sad Confused
If there's one scene from a feature film released in 2017 that should go into a time capsule for future actors showing how it's done, it might as well be Michael Stuhlbarg's monologue that comes near the end of "Call Me By Your Name". To those who know Stuhlbarg's diverse resume it shouldn't be much of a surprise. This is an actor who can do just about anything.
He's been "Hamlet" on the stage and led a brilliant Coen brothers film ("A Serious Man") but he's also carved out a career as an unparalleled character actor playing roles big and small for the likes of Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The only common denominator in his performances seems to be excellence.
On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Stuhlbarg gives a master class on his approach to acting on the stage and screen, how his career changed virtually overnight thanks to the Coen brothers, and what it was like to work on a trio of acclaimed films ("The Shape of Water" and "The Post" round out the group" out this year.