Dennis Haysbert has used his magnificent voice and imposing presence to portray everything from a prophetically charismatic President of the United States in 24 to a brilliant scientist in Now and Again to a tortured lover in Far from Heaven. Now, in the incisive drama LUV, he's Mr. Fish, crime boss and deceptively paternal mentor to the film's protagonist, Vincent (Common), as well the man who may be responsible for some of Vincent's unfortunate turns of luck as he both tries to rise above his criminal past and give his young nephew (Michael Rainey Jr.) some object lessons, from his point of view, in what it means to be a man.
We were pleased to sit down with Dennis for a lively and wide-ranging discussion of his work. Click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.