Marshall Fine: Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."
We're supposed to be talking about his latest film, a little indie that's going out in limited release today (3/22/13) called Silver Case. But with a movie resume that includes more than 150 titles (15 since the start of 2010, alone), the veteran character actor has a lot to talk about. We barely get the chance to talk Silver Case, in which he plays a sly dealer, when he's asked what else he's been up to.
"I did Sidney Furie's latest (Pride of Lions)," he says. "We shot that in Sault Ste. Marie. It was summer but it started to get cold. Canada was not a pleasant choice; they didn't even have good chicken there."
At 78, Cassel has been acting in movies for 50 years, ever since he wandered into an acting workshop in New York run by a restless actor named John Cassavetes. The workshop ultimately turned into Shadows, Cassavetes' first film, on which Cassel served
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