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The /Filmcast Interview is a series of conversations with actors, directors, and other key figures from the entertainment industry. In this episode, I spoke with actor Michael Stuhlbarg about his role in the new Coen Brothers’ film, A Serious Man. Peter reviewed the film at TIFF this year, calling it his favorite Coen Brothers film of the past decade. I’ve also seen the film and I believe Stuhlbarg’s performance as Larry Gopnik is masterful for its subtlety and its remarkable capacity to evoke sympathy and empathy from the audience. I chatted with Michael about how he came to star in the film, his approach to the character of Larry, as well as his thoughts on the film’s ending (with verbal SPOILER warning provided during the interview).  A Serious Man is out in limited release and expands wider today.

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