Interview: Actor Jeff Daniels - Movies In Focus
Jeff Daniels is one of the most respected character actors working in Hollywood today. With a huge list of credits over the last thirty years, he has worked with some of films most respected directors including; Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols and James L. Brooks. To mainstream audiences he is probably best known for his roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, 101 Dalmations and Speed, however Daniels has delivered outstanding performances in recent films The Squid and the Whale and George Clooney‘s Oscar-winning Good Night, and Good Luck. Few may also know that Daniels is a outstanding Singer-Songwriter, director and founder of a theatre company. Niall Browne interviews him to discuss his life, career and what inspires him. You seem to be a hugely creative man, as you act, sing, write and direct. Why are you so productive? It all seems to come from the same creative well, if you will. It expresses itself in different ways. Maybe acting was never going to be enough. I think my interest in things other than acting started with writing. I loved to watch how the writers & directors (James L. Brooks, Woody Allen, Lanford Wilson) worked their scripts as [...]