Iconic Interview has a new interview with Garret. In it, he talks about everything from Deadwood and The Sarah Connor Chronicles to Any Day Now and Twelve Years a Slave. Snippets below, and you can read the whole article at the link.
On Raising Hope:
Iconic Interview: Raising Hope is really idiosyncratic and I can’t think of anything else like it. What do you think makes this unusual show so successful?
Garret Dillahunt: I think it’s because it’s good and funny and people can identify with it in some way. I don’t think it’s far-fetched to assume that. This family is not a rich family; they have a hard time getting by, but you wouldn’t know it. They still find a lot of joy. They’re idiosyncratic, but loving. I think that’s how most families are, really. Everyone thinks their family is the craziest family in the world. [If you ask], they’re like, “My God, my family’s crrrazy!” So I think it’s not far from home for everybody.
Another round of congrats to Rian Johnson and everyone who worked on Looper! It snagged a nomination for the Nebula Award for best film, and four nominations for this year’s Saturn Awards.
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
The Avengers, Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers), (Marvel/Disney)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight )
The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers) (Mutant Enemy/Lionsgate)
The Hunger Games, Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray writers), (Lionsgate)
John Carter, Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers), (Disney) Looper, Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer), (FilmDistrict/TriStar) – Nebula nominees
Best Science Fiction Film
Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Chronicle 20th Century Fox
Cloud Atlas Warner Bros.
The Hunger Games Summit / Lionsgate Looper Sony Pictures
Prometheus 20th Century Fox Continue reading →
Burt tells Jimmy that he needs to buy Sabrina a nice engagement ring, even if she claims she doesn’t need one, so Jimmy starts volunteering for a series of exotic medical experiments to come up with the cash. Meanwhile Virginia has been pawning her engagement ring for years behind Burt’s back to pay for odds and ends. But when Jimmy visits the pawnshop and falls in love with his own mom’s ring, her secret may be out.
SF Gate has a new interview with Garret. Hit the link for the full article.
Actor Garret Dillahunt became known as a sitcom guy when he was starting out. He acted in so many pilots that he had trouble getting work in dramas. Then he became the drama guy, breaking through in such things as “Deadwood” (playing two very different dark characters in successive seasons), “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” and “Winter’s Bone.” Then he won the role of ditzy patriarch Burt Chance on the sitcom “Raising Hope” – and he’s back to being that comedy guy again.
“People’s memories are so short,” Dillahunt, 48, says during a phone call. “I went in for a meeting recently and the director was like, ‘I like him very much. Can he do anything besides comedy?’ And you’re like, ‘… OK, send him the tape.’ It’s just pointless to worry about it almost, and I sort of enjoy the challenge of it. ‘Yeah, yeah, tell him I can do it.'” — SF Gate
Looper got nominated for five Critics’ Choice Awards, for Best Original Screenplay, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie, Best Action Movie, Best Actor in an Action Movie (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and Best Actress in an Action Movie (Emily Blunt). A few days ago, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association also gave it the WAFCA Award for Best Original Screenplay. Congrats to all!
And here are the previews of tonight’s ep of Raising Hope, “Last Christmas:”
Virginia is convinced that the world is going to end on Dec. 21, 2012. So she uses her extreme couponing skills to stock up on supplies and she forces the family to train for the apocalypse. Meanwhile, Jimmy is determined to give Hope the best Christmas he can, since it likely will be the first one she remembers, and Maw Maw tries to knock a few more items off her bucket list before the world ends.