(Editor’s Note: John Hawkes was a guest on the show back in October 2009. He was a great guest, so why not re-run the interview now? Tomorrow night, we’ll find out whether he won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Winter’s Bone. Hopefully, this will put him over the top!)
John Hawkes is best known for his role as Sol Star, the co-owner of the hardware store and best friend of the sheriff on the beloved, cocksucker HBO series “Deadwood.”
Hey—I don’t write these intros, folks, they just sort of write themselves.
But like most everybody who had a star turn on that amazing but short-lived drama, Hawkes has been busy ever since, including roles in the movies American Gangster and Miami Vice. He’s currently starring on a new HBO comedy series, “Eastbound and Down.”
AUDIO EXCERPT: “As a poker player I would say you’ve got pretty bad odds on (a ‘Deadwood’ movie)… I know that David Milch, the show’s creator, had wanted to set the films in the future aways. So who knows? Maybe in 7, 8 years they’ll round us up again and we’ll do something. I always thought it would make a great feature film.”
Hawkes also keeps busy writing and performing music with his band, King Straggler, which has played at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. I’ll spin one of the band’s tracks, “Good Man,” a little later in the show.
(UPDATE February 2010: King Straggler’s song “Good Man” was used over the ed titles in an episode of TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age.” Also, John Hawkes joined the cast of ABC’s “Lost” in the role of “Lennon” for the show’s final season.)
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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.