Of course, he does, he's badass. But he's also smooth and sophisticated. Cunning and dangerous. Passionate and caring.
In other words, don't typecast actor James Remar. He's got way too many things he can do well to be put in a box. As he himself says in our interview, he's played everything from an escaped convict to a Native American to a billionaire playboy. And that was just last month!
Seriously, all three of us 'found' James at different points in his incredibly varied career. For Dwight, it was as Ajax in The Warriors. For Adrian, it was Joe Dylanne in Quiet Cool. For your boy, I went mainstream—Ganz in 48 Hrs. Other great performances by this gentleman actor can be seen in Crusing, The Cotton Club, What Lies Beneath, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Pineapple Express, Battlestar Galactica, Sex and the City and most currently on Showtime'sDexter, playing Detective Harry Morgan, father of the lead character.
Remar began his acting career in the theatre as a younger man and transisitoned into TV and movies back in 1978. Since then, he's worked on over 100 television and film projects.
In our talk, he discusses his craft and many of his famous roles, changes he's seen in the movie business and his recent work in New Orleans on the comic book-based Red.
Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous) was a three issue mini-series created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, published by Wildstorm back in '03. It's now in post-production as a major motion picture from Di Bonaventure Pictures.
James plays Gabriel Loeb in the film alongside folks like Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker. Red is set for release in October of this year.
The talk is kept pretty real in our chat with James, so this is true insight into the thoughts and opinions of a successful working actor. We thank him much for hanging out with us and being so candid—he was terrific.
**Also, many thanks to friend and artist Warren Drummond for helping us get in contact with Remar.