When I heard that Stephen Tobolowsky was coming to the Walker, I had a typical reaction. “Who?” And as I started to learn more (“You know, from Groundhog Day, Memento, Deadwood, probably 50 other things you have seen”) it brought to mind Fametracker.com’s guide to character actors, Hey! It’s That Guy!
Since Tobolowsky has been in so many movies, I thought I would try to connect him to other actors (more known for their leading roles) who have visited the Walker under the auspices of Regis Dialogues and Film Retrospectives. I know that there are different, and in some cases quicker, routes to connect Tobolowsky to our other actorly guests—see if you can best what is below!
It’s obvious that Tobolowsky has had a varied career in film—from award-winning dramas to thrillers to family comedies—with over 200 credits to his name. When he visits the Walker on Wednesday, October 9, he’ll discuss his process of building so many characters. I’m sure we’ll see (as Hey! It’s That Guy! points out) that the man who plays the perfect “sputtering apparatchik” is a “towering star” who has created memorable characters, as only he could, in some of our favorite movies.