Michael Shannon’s been acting since the early ’90s: he cut his teeth in Chicago’s theater community and showed up in a small scene in 1993’s Groundhog Day, as the enthusiastic recipient of WrestleMania tickets as a wedding gift from Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors. But of late Shannon has established himself as a singular idiosyncratic entity, with the potential to become one of the finest actors of his generation. He garnered an Academy Award nomination for his role as the schizophrenic John Givings in 2008’s Sam Mendes-directed Revolutionary Road, while his performance in Jeff Nichols’ 2011 feature Take Shelter as the unhinged Curtis LaForche, who is dogged by post-apocalyptic visions that may or may not be clairvoyance, earned him a Saturn Award for Best Actor. Shannon’s maintained a high level of visibility of late, both with his scene-stealing role as the mercurial government revenue agent Nelson Van Alden in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and as serial killer Richard Kuklinski in the Ariel Vromen-directed The Iceman, released back in May. His highest-profile acting role to date is as Superman’s nemesis General Zod in the Zack Synder-directed Man of Steel, which opens today. (via Michael Shannon on Playing General Zod in Man of Steel and Loving Deerhoof | Under The Radar)
That awful moment when you learn that this wasn’t scripted. That Will Smith’s character was actually supposed to brush off the whole thing, but Will’s father actually had left him when he was younger and he just fell apart on the set and the hug at the end was from one actor to another, not one character to another.
You have to check out the Photostream of Flickr user Fiddle Oak, but before you do, take note that he’s only 14 years old!
On top of that, Zev has been shooting since the age of 8. You may notice he has a special eye for breathtaking portraits.
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