In the span of less that two weeks, Austin will be seen portraying two roles that can't be more radically different. In The Informers, he is Martin, debauched, indulged, and sexually ambiguous. Who sleeps with whomever seems to be interesting, his friend Graham's girlfriend Christie, Graham's mom Susan, and with Graham himself. Martin it is all about the sex, the drugs, and the scene. Losing a friend is another day in LA, the party just continues.
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Talk about as different as you can get. But both of these roles are chances to showcase incredible skills as an actor, playing such extremes and taking risks for the parts picked. Neither is the starring role but strong supporting ones and never secondary. His choices seem to come from a very artistic and personal viewpoint, what looks interesting, thought provoking, changing. Not just for the audience, but for him as an actor. Austin takes on both roles getting into the character and giving them his fullest commitment. It seems to be Austin's approach to acting, as in the lessons learned from one of his mentor's Markus Flanagan and his book One Less Bitter Actor, focus on the job, and give the best performance you can give for each role you have.
This month, the forces from wherever have pulled together these two roles in such a way in such that it really showcases Austin's talent, craft, and growth as an actor over the past few years. Will it mean more people will take notice ? Let's hope so.
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