The Moment with Brian Koppelman
David Costabile: 1/19/16
Jan 19, 2016 · 1 hr 13 min
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David Costabile is an actor best known for his roles on Breaking BadThe Wire, and Lincoln. He stars in Showtime’s latest series, Billions, as Mike “Wags” Wagner, the right hand man to Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Today, Brian and David discuss the actor’s process and the importance of “assuming your own brilliance.” Plus, David talks about his fanboy’ish encounter with Bryan

Cranston, a theatre audition gone terribly wrong, and why he keeps creating rules

for himself just to break them. 

Topics mentioned:


Breaking Bad

The Wire

Tufts University

Solitary Man

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Shubert Theatre

A Chorus Line


The Mahabharata

The Empty Space

Caroline, or Change



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People mentioned:

David Costabile

David Levien

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Bryan Cranston

Peter O’Toole

Tom McCarthy

James Lapine

Mike Nichols

Bill Murray

Hank Azaria

Oliver Platt

Antony Sher

Tony Kushner

Maggie Siff

Glenn Kessler

This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions—a new series, Sundays at 10pm—only on Showtime. 


Twitter: @BrianKoppelman


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