Yesterday, July 27, stage and screen star Kevin Kline visited Stephen Colbert to promote is new movie, Extra Man. While on the show, the comic pair discussed all things stage, screen and how to properly perform a Shakespearean "grunt." Click below for the spot!
'The Extra Man' centers on Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a dreamer who considers himself the focus of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. After heading to New York City after being kicked out of Princeton University, he takes up work at an environmental magazine and sets up a home in a rented room from the apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline), a poor playwright and escort. Katie Holmes additionally co-stars. The film premieres on July 30, 2010.
A regular at The Public Theatre, Kevin Kline has appeared in nearly 20 Broadway productions, including Cyrano de Bergerac, Henry IV, Pirates of Penzance (Tony Winner), On the Twentieth Century (Tony winner) and more. Screen credits include Sophie's Choice, A Fish Called Wanda (Academy Award), Grand Canyon, As You Like It, Life is a House, In and Out and more. He has won an Academy Award, two Tony Awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009. Other awards have included Drama Desk Awards, Golden Globe awards, a Gotham Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award, and a St. Louis International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. He also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.