Actor W. Earl Brown: Deadwood, Bloodworth, Country & More – Part 2

E93 – We continue the conversation with W. Earl Brown, Deadwood’s ‘Dan Dority’, to find out details including the personal story behind the famous eyeball fight scene, how Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains and ZZ Top are involved, why the award-winning HBO series by David Milch was abruptly cancelled, and how the movie came about, giving the story and its actors closure. We sneak in another fight scene question, this one with Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Also jump into Earl’s screenplay adaptation of his own personal Catcher in the Rye, Provinces of Night, to become the movie Bloodworth, starring Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson, Hillary Duff, Dwight Yoakam, Frances Conroy, and Reece Thompson. The personal family stories and side tales about Kris Kristofferson are not to be missed, as we talk about country music, rock music, and all three of our personal connections with musicians like Steve Earle, Hank Williams, and Dolly Parton. We discuss his country band Sacred Cowboys and his funny new short film Dad Band with possible future installations! Be sure to see work Earl has done, such as playing Sheriff Hugo Root on Preacher, and keep an eye on the exciting future of this wonderful actor, writer, and musician!

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Episode at A Glance:

2:30 Deadwood: cancellation
8:26 Dan Dority’s fight scene
22:08 Deadwood character complicated like Milch
26:41 Deadwood research and history
28:56 Deadwood locations and shoots
30:20 Bloodworth
41:54 Did your family support you?
43:47 Val Kilmer and Kris Kristofferson
49:40 Music in Bloodworth
54:26 Country music and rock roots
58:17 Sacred Cowboys band
1:02:20 Artistry in his films
1:04:28 His Wife and Love Scenes
1:05:52 Six Degrees to Adam Sandler & Chris Martin
1:09:35 The Joaquin Phoenix fight in P.T. Anderson The Master
1:18:54 Dad Band with Jerry Cantrell

Song credits: “Stuck Here Again” written by Julianne Eggold, covered by Three Chord Justice
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

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