October 05, 2017

The Washington Post published an interview with drama alumnus John Carroll Lynch in the Style Section.

...What’s a good Catholic boy doing making a movie about the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist?

That how actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch — a graduate of a Jesuit high school and an alum of Washington’s Catholic University, with a 1986 BFA in theater — describes his directorial debut, “Lucky,” starring Harry Dean Stanton. Like Stanton, who died in September, Lynch is known less as a leading man than as a prolific character actor, as recognizable for salt-of-the-earth roles (“Fargo,” “The Founder”) as he is for creepy ones (“Zodiac,” “American Horror Story”). While in town to give a master class in acting to students at his alma mater, the 54-year-old Lynch sat down to talk. The subjects were varied — life, death, his career and his filmmaking debut, with a movie about a man facing his own mortality that he calls a lightly fictionalized “love letter” to its late star. ...

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