Steve Karras: Fred Melamed: In a World Star on Working With Directors Lake Bell, The Coens, and Woody Allen
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Fred Melamed is an actor's actor, who has built a solid reputation for his stage and film work, having worked with such cinema giants Woody Allen and Joel and Ethan Coen. He's played a host of supporting roles on TV, including Larry David's psychiatrist on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and has appeared in such Woody Allen classics as Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Shadows and Fog, Husbands and Wives, and Hollywood Ending. But Melamed is perhaps most recognizable for his memorable portrayal as the home-wrecking Sy Ableman in the Coen Brothers' film A Serious Man.
We recently talked to Fred about Woody Allen, becoming Sy Ableman, and his latest role in the film, In a World, which won the prestigious Waldo Salk award for Best Screenplay at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is hitting theaters this weekend.
With Woody Allen in Shadows and Fog.
Had you always intended on a career in film and TV or were you a theater purist?
Not a puris
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