“I always had the same idea, even when I was young. I want to play everything.” — Bobby Cannavale
“I never did anything like I did in Boardwalk Empire, and that was a really multidimensional role that was very different for me. You know, for a long time before that, I was just playing nice guys, really sweet, nice, charming guys, then I got cast as this sort of villainous role. So it’s always a compliment when somebody writes something for you. But I’m really conscious about trying to play different things as much as I can. Plus, I have a career in the theater in New York, you know? So, last year, I did two plays back to back, and I did Glengarry and then I did this sort of obscure Clifford Odets play that I always wanted to do, and they were very, very different. So, I’m always trying to do as many different things as I can. I’m pretty smart about… I mean, after Boardwalk Empire, I must’ve gotten 10 offers to play gangsters, so I’m smart enough not to do that, yeah.” — Bobby Cannavale
Source: Edward Douglas (2015)
Photo: Boardwalk Empire (2012)
“Look, I’m not George Clooney. I’m not like – I don’t have – I would think that, like, a publicist for me wouldn’t be to get my name put in places. It would be to, like, stop, get people to stop, you know, bothering me.” — Bobby Cannavale
Source: NPR “Fresh Air” (2013)
Photo: Lovelace (2013) with Hank Azaria and Chris Noth.