E92 - Actor W. Earl Brown: Scream, Deadwood, and More - Part 1
We’re excited to bring you the first half of our inspiring interview with W. Earl Brown, a very talented and prolific actor that you’ve seen as the main enforcer and right-hand man Dan Dority in HBO’s Deadwood, as Warren in There’s Something About Mary (of franks and beans fame!), as Kenny the news cameraman in Scream, and as the sheriff in Preacher, just to name a few of his works. He is also an amazing storyteller, screenwriter, producer, musician, and wonderful human being. Hear behind the scenes details about his work and inspirations, many from darker places, with stories and mentions about Lemmy from Motorhead, Elijah Wood, Wes Craven, Jamie Kennedy, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, the Farrelly brothers, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, David Milch, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cusak, Chris Farley, Timothy Olyphant, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and more. We learn his backstory from Kentucky to Chicago to LA, his trajectory in successful films and series, his advice to new actors, and his personal, current, and upcoming projects like Bloodworth and Dad Band. If you are a fan of comedy, horror, or westerns, or a fan of rock, metal, or country music, you will find inspiration in this episode, full of wonderful nuggets of wisdom and vulnerability from the perspective of a seasoned actor, husband, father, and friend.You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZwEpisode at A Glance:3:30 The friendship with Lemmy from Motörhead9:15 Introductions and hints about current projects12:24 Scream: Wes Craven,Julianne, Jamie Kennedy, memories, realizations23:12 There’s Something About Mary24:10 On playing characters with disabilities26:55 Career & fate28:27 On his wife, daughter, and Kentucky33:56 Scream: what you might not know about Drew Barrymore opening scene36:57 Favorite kills per Kelly from Boobies & Noobies podcast37:49 There’s Something About Mary: Did Warren find his baseball? Almost fired?42:17 On ‘franks and beans’, ‘he was masturbating’, improv, the earmuffs, and Cameo.com44:23 Typecasting, advice to new actors, fame, financing, character acting, Phillip Seymour Hoffman48:54 Second City, Chris Farley, comedy in Chicago, the funny fat kid, finding his love of drama52:12 Deadwood: why it was so unique, the writing, dedication and talent55:54 Being a murderer, evil, darkness, depression, fears, power and the arts1:01:47 Acting and vulnerability and the arts1:03:42 A mistake filming the Deadwood pilot, becoming writer, the dark but genius David Milch1:06:57 Milch intellectual and emotional, addict and alcoholic, at a higher frequency1:10:11 Wes Craven and David Milch as his greatest teachersSong credits: “Stuck Here Again” written by Julianne Eggold, covered by Three Chord JusticeVoice Actor: Matt ThompsonFollow @WEarlBrown on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.Dad Band on YouTube by Men Aging Poorly.IMDb for filmography, http://www.cameo.com for appearances, demo reel https://vimeo.com/120741162Transcript of this episode on http://www.mouseandweens.com/shownotesPlease follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube @mouseandweensYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on https://www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!