I could watch or listen to Danny Huston do just about anything and, sure enough, he turns up the charisma big time as gossip columnist Dick Nolan in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. Dick’s under the impression that he can make folks famous with his work and that’s exactly what Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) is looking for, so the two strike up a partnership of sorts. But, little does Dick know, Walter doesn’t deserve the attention he’s about to get for those big-eyed waif paintings he claims are his because he didn’t make them; his wife Margaret (Amy Adams) did.
Shortly before Big Eyes’ Christmas Day limited release, I sat down with Huston to talk about his love of Tim Burton’s work, what it was like working with Burton as an actor’s director, his unparalleled narration skills, what’s coming up on American Horror Story: Freak Show and more. Check it all out in my video interview after the jump.
- What he loves about Tim Burton’s work.
- On his character, Dick Nolan.
- His narration work in the film.
- Finding the balance between real and surreal in Big Eyes; how Dick Nolan serves the story.
- On Burton as an actor’s director.
- What’s to come for Huston on American Horror Story: Freak Show.