Stacy Keach on All in All | Tantorious

Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

Stacy Keach is a renowned actor on stage and screen. He has won a Golden Globe Award, multiple Obie and Drama Desk Awards, and many other honors. His many films include Fat City, The Bourne Legacy, Planes, and Up in Smoke. His new book, ALL IN ALL: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, is an unforgettable memoir full of priceless behind-the-scenes Hollywood moments and friendships.



Excerpts from the audio interview:

Q: How did you make the transition from theater into movies?

A: My big break was MacBird! with Joe Papp. … Coming into film, I was very insecure and self-conscious in front of the camera. Gordon Willis, the great cameraman, noticed I was uneasy. So he took me over and actually introduced me to the cameras: “Stacy, I’d like you to meet Mitch and Arri.” [laughs]. It was a brilliant suggestion and completely relaxed me.

Q: You’ve narrated audiobooks before. What was it like reading your own book?

A: [Laughs] I was very self-conscious at first. Then — this is going to sound strange — I treated myself as a narrator reading a book about Stacy Keach. I created a character: It’s me, but it’s a version of me — personal and informal and accessible.

Listen to a sample of the Tantor audiobook edition of All in All, narrated by Stacy Keach.

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