Fisher Stevens has been in the business for almost four decades, wearing the hats of actor, director, writer, producer, and more. While his early career saw him portray the comedic sidekick in hit ’80s films like The flamingo child, Short circuit, and My scientific project, he quickly found himself squarely in the role of a character actor, appearing on countless prime-time shows over the decades. Stevens split the second act of his career between roles as an actor, documentary filmmaker and activist.
If you haven’t experienced The French dispatch or you inexplicably slept on the HBO comedy-drama Succession, you may not know it, but Fisher stevens have a good time in front of the camera. He has just returned from Spain where he has completed work on his fourth Wes Anderson film, the next City of asteroids, and he’s a new fan favorite in Succession, starring Hugo Baker, the love-to-hate bastard.
Stepping behind the camera, he once again dazzles audiences with his comedic chops. With Anderson’s ability to woo stars from around the world to populate his films, it says a lot to end up among the best of the best. Speaking of entering the Anderson universe for his fourth film, City of asteroids, with the director he says: “I can tell you that this is probably the best, the craziest cast since The Bridge over the River Kwai. Most of the actors in this film went to the theater, except for the children. We were all gathered in a hotel, which was a former monastery. I think it’s going to be a real extravaganza. ”He’s not kidding! The cast includes Tilda Swinton, Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Margot Robbie, Rupert Friend, Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schreiber, Tony Revolori, Matt Dillon, Maya Hawke, Sophia Lillis and Steve Park.
He also gave insight into Wes Anderson’s process of getting what’s still a sprawling eclectic cast on the same page. “Whatever movie I worked with him on, we stay in the same hotels or neighborhoods. And when you walk into your room, there will be a playlist or videos to watch that have been inspirations for you. Wes. So ‘The New Yorker’ articles and articles written about the writers of “The New Yorker” would be in the hotel room as suggested readings, and films that inspired him for that particular movie. is how we did it with The Grand Hotel Budapest, watching Ernst Lubitsch’s films before shooting them. “
As for his entry into the Roy nursery at Succession, he explains, “I hadn’t watched the show before they launched me, and then they picked me and I was like, ‘Oh shit, I better watch this.’ And then, ‘Oh my God, this is so good! Those actors! ”Strangely, it’s the same as Wes’s movies. When I got there, they were like a comedy troupe, like a theater troupe. I think I had a few lines in my room. first scene. And then they just put me next to Brian [Cox] on the plane. And I immediately felt, ‘I’m part of this. I’m gonna be a bastard like the rest of these people. I feel good about it. ‘”
You can catch Fisher Stevens in theaters now by The French dispatch, and you can currently connect to Succession for your correction. This news was born at Vulture.
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