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A podcast about acting -- just the work. by Peter Rinaldi

Back to One, Episode 192: Franz Rogowski

in Columns
on Mar 1, 2022

In films such as Transit, In The Aisles, and Undine, German actor Franz Rogowski has quickly established himself as one of the most respected and sought after actors in international cinema. But now, with his transformative and revelatory performance in Great Freedom, it is hard to even find words to properly describe his astounding work, except maybe outer-worldly. On this episode we get a detailed glimpse into his unique preparation process, which involves using drawings and word graphics to move motivations and dialogue onto another plane of accessibility. He talks about “the exchange” that needs to take place for a performance to take hold, why his hearing loss actually makes him a better listener, how lockdown’s interruption of production actually benefited the work, and much more.

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