His intense blue gaze is overwhelming face to face. And is that Ed Harris is a familiar face of cinema that has given life to characters of all kinds, proving that he is one of the most important actors of his generation. He began on the big screen in a small role in the suspense film 'Coma' (1978), alongside Michael Douglas and since then he has not stopped working on such popular films as' The Abyss', 'Apollo 13', ' The Truman show ',' The hours' or 'A wonderful mind'.
He is interested in saying hello and knowing what the four journalists that we are going to interview him in the gardens of the Melià hotel are called, where a quick cigarette is smoked during the relaxed talk. He has come to the appointment with a cowboy hat that he leaves on a chair and wears comfortable jeans and a dark shirt. His presence at the festival, where this Saturday will be honored with the Grand Honorary Award, has raised much expectation this morning, with several fans waiting to see the 67-year-old American performer up close.
Ed Harris is a familiar face of cinema that has given life to characters of all kinds, proving that he is one of the most important actors of his generation
Seen in the recent 'Mother', by Darren Aronofsky, we can now enjoy his villain Man in Black in HBO's acclaimed science fiction series 'Westworld', a script that was developed little by little and completely unaware of how It was going to develop in each chapter. "I think Jonathan Nolan and his wife Lisa did not want the actors to know what was going to happen and I like to know everything about my character, but I've become used to surprises," he says with a knowing smile. "I'm happy to be part of a project that thrills people." Regarding his Emmy nomination as best actor, he thinks it was good to recognize his work, but it is something that does not take away the dream.
He says that he does not have a specific method to prepare his papers, "it depends on the character in question, but there is a lot of research behind him to know in depth how he feels emotionally and physically".
As a young man he was an excellent athlete at the university, but he realized that he had to dedicate himself to another goal when his sports career, which was his top priority, he did not give more than himself. "I had to concentrate on something in my life and I loved sports. I was a good student, but I was excited about the challenge that athletics gave me. Then one day I went to see an actor who worked in the theater in Oklahoma, where my parents had moved, and it was wonderful to observe how people got up to applaud him and that attention captivated me and I told myself that maybe I could dedicate myself to it. " Harris says he started learning about acting as an actor and that "I still do it."
He does not have a specific method to prepare his papers, "it depends on the character in question, but there is a lot of research behind to know in depth how it feels emotionally and physically"
The winner of the Golden Globe for 'The Truman Show' does not usually affect the critics because he basically does not read them. "That's what my wife takes care of" (actress Amy Madigan). Asked if there is a role he has not yet done and would like to interpret before it is too late, Harris takes his time to come up with the right answer. "There's a book that fascinates me about William Styron, 'Lie down in darkness', but I think I'm too old to get into the father's shoes. If I still live long enough, I would love to interpret Shakespeare's King Lear, probably on the stage, about fifteen years ago. "
After directing and interpreting the life of the painter Jackson Pollock in 'Pollock' (2000) and getting back in front of and behind the camera in the western 'Appaloosa' (2008), his priority is to make a film from next spring the one that has been working for several years and which will appear, among others, Robert Duvall and his wife Amy. "I love to direct", he emphasizes.
His priority is to make a film from next spring with which he has been working for several years and which will include, among others, Robert Duvall and his wife Amy
With the reputation of robaplanos since his first forays into celluloid, the New Jersey actor says flatly that there is no other performer with whom he has worked that could eclipse him "and if he had not," he laughs. In addition to 'Westworld', would like to appear in the series 'Atlanta', which confesses a big fan. "I would do any paper, whatever they asked me to do". On his intervention in 'Top Gun: Maverick', the long-awaited sequel to the film that brought Tom Cruise to fame, he says that he has already recorded his scenes and that he plays a role that appears right at the beginning of the film directed by Joseph Kosinski, whose premiere is scheduled for next July.
Ed Harris misses not being called to do more comedy, an unusual genre in a filmography composed of about seventy titles. "I would like to make a good comedy, and the truth is that I have interpreted some things in the theater. I have a lot of sense of humor! "He exclaims. We can attest to that.