The Austin Pendleton Project profiles – Actor, Director, Writer, and Teacher – Austin Pendleton – and his five-decade journey through the theatrical arts. This intimate documentary film explores the colorful and dramatic life of this unsung artist, who continues to redefine what it means to be successful.
Interviews and insights are shared by Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich, Laurie Metcalf, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal and many others with whom Austin has worked.
A portrait of the most famous actor you have never heard of. This film documents the path of his esteemed career and his continued gift forreinvention.
“He seems so shy for an actor, actors are always trying to get all the attention on themselves and he was very quiet and sort of observant and then on stage he just stole the stage, always. It’s this sort of amazing duality in his personality.”
– Natalie Portman
“…he finds a way to reach everyone in the way in which they need to be reached… he models the desire and the appetite to be in all parts of theatre…”
– Olympia Dukakis
“…there’s no line between the man and his work…”
– Meryl Streep
“The only thing I want more than to be directed by him again, is to act with him.”
– Peter Sarsgaard
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