ACTOR-DIRECTOR- PAINTER Federico Castelluccio
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ACTOR-DIRECTOR-PAINTER-  Federico Castelluccio-  Best known for his work on HBOs landmark series  The Sopranos  as the character Furio, Federico has a tremendous resume as an actor and filmmaker. What you might not know is, he is also an accomplished painter.  He discusses all those crafts and how he does them.


[00:52]   - Russ and Federico reacquaint

[02:36]   - Beginnings-The Italian kid in Jersey

[07:29]   -Early Artistic Influences

[14:39]   -The School of Visual Arts

[17:00]   -Working as an Illustrator- Drawing George Burns

[21:33]   -Processes of an Illustrator

[25:00]   -Meeting and working with an early artist influence

[30:25]   -Federico’s Process as a painter now

[37:00]  – Federico takes the turn to Acting- and meeting Crocodile Dundee

[49:00]  – Serious acting training

[55:40]  – A taste of Method acting

[58:51]   -Becoming a working actor

[01:06:16]   - Enter The Sopranos

[01:19:54]  -Working with those Sopranos actors

[01:28:23]   -Becoming a Director

[01:36:19]   -How Russ and Federico met

[01:40:27]   -Advice for the Young Artist

[01:43:12]  - What’s next and Where to find more on Federico


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