EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Michael Shannon Talks 'The Iceman'

Sunday, 28 April 2013 22:20
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Opening in theaters on May 3rd is the new crime thriller from director/co-writer Ariel Vromen (Danika) entitled The Iceman, which is based on the life of notorious Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski. The film features an incredible ensemble of actors that includes Academy Award-nominees Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), and Winona Ryder (Star Trek), as well as Chris Evans (The Avengers), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), David Schwimmer (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted), Stephen Dorff (Immortals), Robert Davi (Die Hard), and Academy Award-nominee James Franco (Oz the Great and Powerful).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Shannon to talk about his work on The Iceman. The Oscar-nominee discussed the new movie, his challenging role, how familiar he was with the real life of Richard Kuklinski before he began filming, why he wanted to be involved in the project, and his character's complex duality. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Michael Shannon about The Iceman, please click on the video player above. 


The film tells the true story of Richard Kuklinski (Shannon), the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife (Ryder) nor daughters had any clue about his real profession. 

The Iceman opens in theaters on May 3rd. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with Michael Shannon about playing General Zod in Man of Steel, please click here

To read our exclusive interview with Ray Liotta about The Iceman, The Place Beyond the Pines, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and The Muppets ... Again!, please click here

To read our coverage of The Iceman screening and Q&A with Ray Liotta and director Ariel Vromen at the opening night of the 16th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival, please click here

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