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I Know That Face

The only movie podcast devoted to character actors, each episode delves into the career of one of those people where you know the face but not the name.From Bob Hoskins to Mia Goth to Viola Davis, hosts Andrew Carroll and Stephen Porzio shine a spotlight on supporting players unsung by the masses but loved by cinephiles, while also recommending some great films along the way.

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Christopher Abbott

Hard to believe we've been doing this over a year and this is our first big disagreement. This week on I Know That Face Andrew and Stephen break down the career of Christopher Abbott from his Broadway beginnings to his consistent indie output. Stephen's a big fan. Andrew is not. Whether it's dramas like James White and Tyrel or thrillers such as It Comes At Night and Sweet Virginia or horrors like Piercing and Possessor, Stephen has been consistently impressed by Abbott. Andrew has not. So, in the words of former I Know That Face subject Ken Watanabe: "Let them fight!" Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzCo-editor: Stephen PorzioI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.LicenceFeatured Image Credit

58mins

6 May 2021

Rank #1

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Jesse Plemons (with Mia Sherry)

Joined by returning guest Mia Sherry, the I Know That Face crew dive deep into the career of Meth Damon himself, Jesse Plemons! Beginning his career as a child actor Plemons came to attention as Landry in Friday Night Lights. He quickly followed that show's end in 2011 with a heel turn into one of Breaking Bad's most venomous villains, Todd Alquist. It's been quite a decade for Plemons with roles in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, and Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things. His best-supporting work has come in the likes of Hostiles, Black Mass, Game Night, and Vice. Though his only lead role was in 2016's Other People he will re-team with Scorsese to play the main character in his epic western Killers of the Flower Moon which began shooting just a few days ago. Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioMia Sherry:Twitter: @miaevveEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzCo-editor: Stephen PorzioI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.LicenceFeatured Image Credit

1hr 6mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Interview with Corinna Faith, writer-director of The Power

In this special I Know That Face episode, Stephen Porzio chats with writer-director Corinna Faith about her brilliant debut feature The Power, streaming on Shudder now. A 70s-set horror, it centres on a young nurse forced to work the night shift during a blackout. Already scared of the dark due to a traumatic event in her past, she soon realises an angry spirit is haunting the hospital. Here, the filmmaker discusses where the idea for the movie came from, her relationship with horror, her influences and, how she shot one of the movie’s many bravura set-pieces.Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.Licence

22mins

8 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Bruce Greenwood (with Niall Cassin)

This week Stephen and Andrew are joined by screenwriter, producer and filmmaker Niall Cassin to talk about the evergreen career of Bruce Greenwood. Capable of switching from cool authority figures like JFK in Thirteen Days to monstrous husbands in Double Jeopardy and Gerald's Game to sensitive working class men such as Billy Ansel in The Sweet Hereafter, Greenwood has carved out a path for himself as a reliable jack-of-all-trades in both film and TV. What's more our guest Niall Cassin has worked with him on a TV pilot and as well as being an incredibly versatile actor, Greenwood has a presence off-camera as calming as his most authoritative roles and a knack for guitar playing too. With three films he's written coming to streaming later this year, a super secret American TV show coming this autumn and a horror film he scripted and produced shooting soon it might not be long before Niall - who has production credits on Deadpool, Tully and The Last Duel - finds himself working with Greenwood again. Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.LicenceFeatured Image Credit

59mins

25 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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Hiroyuki Sanada

This week we're travelling from feudal Japan to the surface of the sun with the career of Hiroyuki Sanada. Sanada began acting at the age of six, rapidly fulfilling his childhood dream as an action star. After a slew of samurai films in the 1970s he went west to Hong Kong to star in martial arts films like Ninja in the Dragon's Den and In the Line of Duty: Royal Warriors. He became a well-respected actor in genre circles in the west after his performance in the 1999 J-Horror Ring. Sanada's desire to push himself saw him leave martial arts mostly behind in the 2000s as he went to Hollywood for films like The Last Samurai, The White Countess and Danny Boyle's Sunshine. He has mostly continued to act in western-financed blockbusters ever since like Speed Racer, The Wolverine and Life. The now 60 year old will return to action this year with Mortal Kombat, Zach Snyder's Army of the Dead and David Leitch's Bullet Train.Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.LicenceFeatured Image Credit

51mins

11 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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VMDIFF 2021 Line Up, Be Good or Be Gone Interview

This week Andrew and Stephen discuss the programme for the 2021 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, running from March 3 - 14. They each pick five gems from the line-up to check out. Then, in the second half, Stephen chats to actor and writer Les Martin and director Cathal Nally about their Dublin-set drama-thriller and DIFF highlight Be Good or Be Gone. They talk about the movie's festival homecoming, shooting in the capital and the long road to getting their film made. Andrew's picks: Boys from County Hell, Deadly Cuts, Dinner in America, Jumbo and Wild SwordsStephen's picks: Apples, Be Good or Be Gone, Beasts Clawing at Straws, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time and SonHeadStuff's Be Good or Be Gone reviewSign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzio Editor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.Licence

38mins

25 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Interview with Kimo Stamboel, director of The Queen of Black Magic

For this bonus episode, Stephen got to speak with Indonesian filmmaker Kimo Stamboel - best known for his bone crunching action flick Headshot. He has a new horror out on Shudder now called The Queen of Black Magic, a reimagining of the older cult film of the same name. Kimo talks to Stephen about his approach to remaking a classic, how prevalent black magic is in Indonesia and how streaming services are helping Western audiences discover the country's great genre movies. He also reflects on Headshot's impact on action cinema.Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.Licence

34mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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Isabelle Huppert (with Charline Fernandez)

Two iconic French women are on the podcast. First time guest, long time I Know That Face editor and filmmaker in her own right Charline Fernandez joins us this week to talk the incomparable Isabelle Huppert. With a career stretching over nearly 50 years Huppert has been a constant in French and world cinema since her BAFTA winning breakthrough performance in La Dentelliere. She has worked in France, America, the Phillipines, South Korea, Italy, Cambodia and Russia with acclaimed directors from Michael Cimino to Paul Verhoeven to Hong Sang-soo. She has won Best Actress at Cannes for Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher and was showered with awards in 2016 for both Verhoeven's Elle and Mia Hansen-Love's Things to Come, the former winning her a Golden Globe. Although best known for high-brow, complex films Huppert has appeared in the American action vehicle Dead Man Down, Neil Jordan's send-up of 90's thrillers Greta and also starred in the 11th season finale of Law & Order: SVU and an episode of French film industry themed sitcom Call My Agent. This episode is sponsored by the SEAI podcast 180 Degrees.Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.Charline's documentary Maria is available to stream here.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioCharlineInstagram: @charline_frnndzEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.LicenceFeatured Image Credit

58mins

11 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Interview with Chiara Viale, writer-director of The New Music

In this special episode of I Know That Face, Stephen Porzio chats with Dublin based Italian writer-director Chiara Viale about her film The New Music. Now available on VOD, the coming-of-age drama centres on a classically trained pianist. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's, he embarks on a path of self-discovery which leads him to join a punk band. Chiara tells I Know That Face about the research that went into portraying Young Onset Parkinson's onscreen, what punk means to her, her love of Dublin and how ecstatic she was to screen the film in the Irish Film Institute pre-pandemic. Sign up to HeadStuff+ at headstuffpodcasts.com for the small price of €5 a month to unlock exclusive bonus episodes of I Know That Face.Where you can watch The New Music.StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioEditor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.Licence

33mins

28 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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Bill Camp (with Mark Conroy)

It's a whole new year and we've got a whole new episode for you! This week we spoke remotely with special guest and fellow HeadStuff alumnus Mark Conroy about the flourishing career of Bill Camp. Known best as a stage actor throughout the 90s and 2000s, he began to appear in bit parts in films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman in the early 2010s. From 2015 onwards he became a popular player with Jeff Nichols who cast him in Midnight Special and Loving as well as Scott Cooper who hired Camp for both his crime thriller Black Mass and his western Hostiles. More significant roles came in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Molly's Game, Wildlife and last year's Dark Waters. He has also made a name for himself on TV with vital supporting roles in The Night Of, The Looming Tower, The Outsider and The Queen's Gambit. This episode is sponsored by the SEAI podcast 180 Degrees.Donate to I Know That Face on headstuffpodcasts.com to unlock exclusive bonus episodes.AndrewTwitter: @Andrew_Carroll0StephenTwitter: @StephenPorzioMarkTwitter: @smark993Editor and Community Manager: Charline FernandezInstagram: @charline_frnndzI Know That FaceTwitter: @IKnowThatFaceP1 / Instagram: @iknowthatface / Facebook: @iknowthatfacepodIntro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.Licence

49mins

14 Jan 2021

Rank #10