December 12, 2012 |
Michael Shannon is riding a bit of a hot streak. His portrayal of a manic survivalist in “Take Shelter” garnered all sorts of acclaim last year. He's a standout in the otherwise somewhat muddled spiritual drama “Grace” on Broadway. He did pretty nicely with "The Iceman" earlier this year. And he'll be reporting for Zod duty in “Man of Steel” this summer.” The 38-year-old still has time for a passion project though. Shannon has signed on to “The Harvest,” a psychological thriller about parents who are forced into a complicated situation involving their ill child.
September 2, 2012 |
If Michael Shannon was hoping his next film might be a romantic comedy, “The Iceman” could torpedo those plans. After its world premiere in Venice, Italy, the actor's violent hit man drama enjoyed its North American premiere Saturday night at the Telluride Film Festival, cementing Shannon's reputation as one of Hollywood's most terrifying actors. Based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski, who was a contract killer by day and devoted family man by night, “The Iceman” is an operatically violent chronicle of a sociopath that seeks to explain one man's unquenchable rage.
August 23, 2012 |
"Premium Rush," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon, is a lot like the ticking-clock thriller of "Speed," except instead of a big bus and a bigger bomb, there's a brakeless bike and a small envelope. Which actually doesn't sound like it would work at all as a tightly wound slice of street action, but it does, and in radically fresh ways. In a sense, the movie has its bomb in Shannon's dirty NYPD Det. Bobby Monday. He's a wired whack job with a gambling habit and rage issues.
June 4, 2012 |
Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon are teaming up for a Broadway production of "Grace," a play by Craig Wright that is expected to open Oct. 4 in New York. The production will also star 82-year-old Ed Asner, returning to Broadway for the first time in more than 20 years. "Grace" is a comedy-drama about a young religious couple who have traveled to Florida to open a chain of biblically themed motels. The couple (Rudd and Kate Arrington) encounter an embittered neighbor whose life has taken a tragic turn (Shannon)
March 18, 2012
UNDERRATED 'Borgen' on LinkTV : Viewers drawn into AMC's "The Killing" (adapted from the taut Danish import, "Forbrydelsen") should seek out the similar aesthetics of this political drama, a Denmark-born twist on "The West Wing" covering European politics, the media and a cunning prime minister, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Plus, with NBC reportedly working on an adaptation, you can get onboard before the series (with English subtitles) shoots itself in the foot in the States.
January 2, 2012 |
Michael Shannon stands 6 feet, 3 inches. Big guy. Carries a big, George Costanza-size wallet too, which he plops on the table at the RH Restaurant at West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel with sincere apologies. "It's ridiculous," he says. "My whole life is in here. " A glimmer of Shannon's life can also be seen on screen in "Take Shelter," the critically praised drama in which the 37-year-old actor plays a father worried about losing his family as well as his mind. We talked to Shannon about the film, being a dad and taking on the role of the evil Gen. Zod in Zack Snyder's upcoming "Superman" reboot.