Bob Balaban is an actor, director and producer. As an actor, he's was featured in 1969's Midnight Cowboy, and in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Perhaps best known for his work in Christopher Guest's films and for his cameos on Seinfeld, Bob Balaban has also been seen in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, Absence of Malice, Lady in the Water and in Robert Altman's Gosford Park, which he also produced and for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Also a veteran of the stage, Balaban received a Tony nomination for his work in the Broadway production of The Inspector General, he was the original Linus in the original off-Broadway production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and most recently, he appeared in the Broadway debut of 8 with John Lithgow and Morgan Freeman.
He is currently directly the play The New Sincerity which is making its world premiere at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and runs through June 14th, 2015.
In this conversation, Bob talks about The New Sincerity, living in Bridgehampton, falling in love with the magic of movie making, how being an actor informs his directing, what he's learned from all the great directors he's worked with, and the benefits of being a character actor as opposed to a star.
LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION HERE!
**WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW SINCERITY**
A comedy about love, sex & protest by Alena Smith
at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY
Running through June 14, 2015
For tickets, call 631-725-9500 or visit bay street.org
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