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Watch "An Evening with Giancarlo Esposito" - A Profound 90-Minute Conversation w/ The Acclaimed Actor

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 9, 2014 8:20 PM
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I shared a minute-long clip from this conversation yesterday, on the S&A Facebook and Twitter pages, unaware that the entire 90-minute conversation had been uploaded to YouTube by the host. And thanks to Jana for alerting me to it, it's embedded below.

In short, in an April 6 event (last Sunday) at the Florida Film Festival titled An Evening with Giancarlo Esposito, the veteran revered star of stage and screen, likely now best known in the mainstream for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the hit AMC series Breaking Bad (although I call him a veteran because the man has been around for a while, and we here know his work well) talked about his lengthy career, from his early starts, to the present, as well as his personal life, from his youth to adulthood. He share lessons of cultural understanding, perspective, and self-growth, and specifically, making Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing - a film that was screened immediately before the conversation with Esposito, which he of course co-starred in. 

The event was in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary.

Watch the 90-minute chat with Esposito below. I call it a conversation, but it's practically a one-man show. Of note, he's asked if there's one role that he'd love to play; his reply: Martin Luther King JrAleksandr Pushkin, and Barack Obama, whom he showers with praise:

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  • Chris | April 11, 2014 11:02 AMReply

    I've been a fan of this man's ever since I saw him as a 12-year-old in "School Daze." He is a brilliant artist and one who's work I truly admire.

  • audiodramatist | April 11, 2014 5:20 AMReply

    He should play Franz Fanon

  • Random Commentary | April 10, 2014 11:56 PMReply

    Thank you for posting this video Shadow and Act! Every second was entertaining.

  • kirk | April 10, 2014 10:02 PMReply

    Giancarlo took over the interview! That's what I'm talking about. We need Giancarlo at a black film festival.

  • Janet | April 10, 2014 9:44 PMReply

    Enjoyed this.

  • davyjc | April 10, 2014 5:14 PMReply

    A complete master class from Giancarlo Esposito.
    We are blessed to have this record of his presence at this event.

  • Boykin | April 10, 2014 11:32 AMReply

    Giancarlo turnt up!

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