Young actors may be more inclined toward portraying action adventure heroes or romantic leads. However, as an artist ages, their wrinkles, scars, and a certain kind of sadness in their eyes become unexpected and extremely powerful professional assets.
Thanks to his lead role as the rugged Cullen Bohannon on AMC's hit Western series Hell On Wheels, audiences are discovering what many have quietly known for a long time -- actor Anson Mount is the real deal.
The gap between privilege and its absence gets bigger by the day, and in contemporary discourse it's considered revolutionary (or at least rude) to point that out. But as long as we're talking about the 17th Century, or the go-go 90s, or even 2004, it's safe to speak the truth.
"Maybe subliminal is the way to sneak it in. In the whole mixture of things, the best way to get the message across is through art. In my deepest intuition, I know art is the way to get it done," says Samantha Shane, co-founder of A Red Lipped Rebellion.
With a minimum of Neil LaBute's provocative, poetic potty mouth, his new play, "The Break of Noon," opens with the sole survivor of an office massacre wrapped in a blanket, his ankle sheathed in a blood soaked cloth.