Commentary from Movie Maverick Mike
Our feature “Shine” is lead actor Geoffrey Rush’s movie thru-and-thru - after all, he won a Best Actor Oscar and launched his career state-side here - but we want to focus on character actor Armin Mueller-Stahl.
This German actor was nominated for an Oscar for “Shine” as well - but only once, which seems odd for someone who’s rolled up over 140 credits (on IMDb). Armin is one of those actors where moviegoers think “oh yeah, that guy”, without placing him or his name.
Mueller-Stahl is The Guy to go to when you cast needs:
- Foreign-accented spook
- Eastern European / Russia gravitas
- Twinkled-eyed patriarch - oft up to no-good
- Quiet but threatening Mob Boss
Armin has played these roles (and others) in the “X-Files” movie, “Angels and Demons”, “Eastern Promises”, and SNC favorite “Avalon”. He also performed in dozens of German films, notably 1980’s controversial “Lola”.
Mueller-Stahl came out of retirement in 2015 to star in Terrence Malik’s “Knight of Cups”, with audiences hoping he returns to the screen again.
Featuring little-known films and blockbusters alike, Saturday Night Cinema has been entertaining KSPS audiences since 1985. Enjoy dramas, comedies, mysteries, musicals and more; with film introduction and commentary by KSPS hosts: Shaun O’L. Higgins, Ryan Tucker, Mikayla Daniels, and our movie maverick, Mike Hoff.
|Air Date||Movie Title||Host|
|09/26/21||Hoosiers - 2pm/3 Mtn||Shaun|
|10/02/21||Ghosts Of Mississippi||Mikayla|
|10/09/21||Good Night Good Luck||Shaun|
|10/30/21||Invasion of the Body Snatchers||Mikayla|
|11/06/21||Empire Of The Sun||Shaun|
|11/13/21||Fiddler On The Roof||Ryan|
|11/20/21||A Fish Called Wanda||Ryan|
|12/11/21||Me & Orson Welles||Mikayla|