A little while ago I put together a list of 10 actors who I would watch in anything regardless of how shitty the movie they were in might be (http://wp.me/p32hec-e9). It was a difficult list to compile and occasionally I think of someone who should be on there.
Since compiling it I have seen Michael Shannon in a few more movies than I had at that point and if I were to re-write it he would be very high on there indeed. The man works at one level: intense.For anyone who doesn’t believe me watch this clip of him reading an actual profanity laden email from a sorority girl:
So how excited am I by the prospect of seeing him in The Iceman, a Goodfellas meets Hitman story of a family man thrust into a dark world of organised crime and contract killings? Very excited indeed.
Oh and did I mention it has Shannon sporting a handlebar moustache and Chris Evans looking like Weird Al Yankovich’s younger brother? Brilliant.
The Iceman is released in the UK 7th June 2013