Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we talk about movie stars! Not the movies that made them famous or kept them famous, but the ones that they made in between.

And today we talk to the one-and-only Alessandro Nivola, a star who has played every manner of character in his illustrious, nearly twenty-five-year film career. Conor and I were lucky enough to speak with Nivola about his entire filmography, while focusing specifically on: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ginger & Rosa, and Disobedience. 

We discuss his big break on Broadway in the mid-90s, his break on the silver screen as Pollux Troy in Face/Off, how many thought he was from the United Kingdom for a good long while, and that part of Jurassic Park III.

We also bring up a solid indie dramedy he produced called To Dust, his new show Black Narcissus on FX, and his starring role in the upcoming, much-anticipated The Many Saints of Newark. This a frank, funny conversation that we were beyond grateful to be a part of. You will hear a lot about process, opportunity, and the movie Timecode.

For more from The B-Side, you can find every actor/director and the films discussed in one place here.

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