Actor Profiles

Up until a certain point, DSB had always been a place designed for semi-instant gratification. After all, it’s just another blog featuring reviews of films I have recently seen. I eventually realized this place needed a broader, more long-term project to keep me busy and to boost the blog’s diversity of posts offered.

Beginning in 2014 I decided to start running features exclusively focusing on a particular actor/actress to help accentuate what qualities they bring to the films they take part in. The idea came to me after reminiscing over what great work James Franco, a favorite of mine, put into the Danny Boyle-directed 127 Hours, a recreation of the hellish experiences endured by outdoor enthusiast Aron Ralston who got trapped in a canyon in Utah in the summer of 2003 Since then I found it to be an effective way of highlighting a lot of work from a variety of actors. Typically I try to allow the feature to run all year long, but so far I am yet to get 12 posts (at a rate of one per month) for any one actor. Maybe one day I’ll be fully committed to this project.

To access the individual pages, visit the submenu for each actor, or just click these images below! I hope you enjoy what you find here. Please feel free to leave your comments and/or suggestions at the bottom of each monthly post.

James Franco

James Franco (The Franco Files)

John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly (The John C. Reilly Factor)

Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti (Paul G)