Detective

  In my actor/writer/producer cycle, 2016 has been a writing year. But not all that long ago, I was asked to come in and read for a Shakespeare play.  I’ve had a monologue from Othello in my utility belt for years; this was the first time as a professional someone asked to see it. Earned […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman

  When I started on the path that I’m on, I was told to put into a sentence ‘who’ I wanted to be.  That sentence with minor edits was ‘A guy who can be anything from the 2nd to 5th player in a blockbuster/genre piece, but who can easily be the headliner in a smaller, […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Supporting Actor

  Today let’s look at the performances up for top Wingman this year.  The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are… Alan Arkin in Argo Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained Who Should Win: Only one of the nominees in this category actually […]

J. Edgar

  I heard a lot of mild criticism when J. Edgar came out so I didn’t have my hopes real high when I finally got a chance to see it.  It’s not a bad film by any means, but against the best work of either Clint Eastwood or Leonardo DiCaprio, this film definitely falls into […]

The Ides of March

George Clooney’s latest, ‘The Ides of March’, is about a young idealistic campaign manager who finds his ideals challenged and must make the choice of whether to stick to his guns or ‘play the game’.  It’s a good film and I’ve gone on record of being someone who drinks the Clooney Kool-Aid. But having said […]

Best Supporting Actor

  The nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role are: Josh Brolin in “Milk” Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” What might happen: (chuckling to myself…) Who will probably win: Hee hee hee… Who I’m […]