Five Favorite Films with Michael Shannon


Michael Shannon has made an impressive mark on Hollywood in the past few years. The noted character actor picked up a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his small-but-crucial role in Revolutionary Road, and this year he?s had two new movies in release -- Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, an unconventional police procedural that examines the mind of a man who slowly went mad, and The Runaways, playing the legendary (and legendarily piggish) rock impresario Kim Fowley. As Brad in My Son, My Son, Shannon convincingly embodies a deeply disturbed man whose life was changed during a rafting trip in Peru; upon his return to the States, he becomes consumed by religious fervor and his performance in a community theater -- and the result isn?t pretty. And in The Runaways, Shannon plays Fowley with a carnival-barker?s sense of showbiz -- as well as a shrewd head for the music business. Back to Article


Chris A.

Chris Akley

Crumb is disturbing and great at the same time. But best of all time?? um no.

Sep 16 - 08:23 PM

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ben keesing

Very good list. Crumb would be in my top 5.

Sep 16 - 10:13 PM

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