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The Head of Security is trickiest. Without him, the movie doesn’t work. I need an actor who can convey an entire performance of widely varying contrasts without the use of his voice or his body. Pretty much all he has is his eyes, so I’m asking the impossible. Luckily, I can think of two actors who could do it.Visit Gina Wohlsdorf's website.
1) Bradley Cooper had scenes in American Soldier where he got a feeling across in perfect stillness. He excels at seemingly minor shifts in emotional tone — they view as human and organic rather than actorly and forced — and they add up incrementally, so you don’t even realize how good he was until the movie’s over. He’d see the Head of Security as an interesting exercise in craft, I think. He’d for sure make it fascinating to watch.
2) Nestor Carbonell of Bates Motel. In Season 4’s penultimate episode, his character had a moment that was his absolute apex of...[read on]
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