Category Archives: A Serious Man

A Look at the Cast of “A Serious Man” Part 2

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

NUP_105494_0172

The second actor we’re looking at is Adam Arkin.  Like Richard Kind he’s had an extensive career in television.  He’s been featured in more than 80 films and tv series spanning his 40 year career.  Most recently seen in the now cancelled television series “Life”. 

This son of Alan Arkin is playing the role of Don Milgram in “A Serious Man” which is currently in post-production.  Fitting since this guy never seems to smile.  I’m not able to find much information about this particular character.  If you know how he fits in the story let me know.  Look for “A Serious Man” in limited release on October 2nd. 

A look at the cast of “A Serious Man”

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

Every day or so I’ll be posting a little info on a member of the cast of the Coen Brothers next film. Today we’re taking a look at Richard Kind.

image

I first saw him on the TV series Mad About You playing the husband of Jamie’s (Helen Hunt) friend. He starred in Spin City for the entire run of the show. Richard also appeared regularly on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Though most recognized for his work in television he has appeared in several films in minor supporting roles including Stargate, Bewitched, and The Producers. He is close friends with George Clooney which may have something to do with his appearance in a major supporting role in A Serious Man

Plot Synopsis for “A Serious Man”

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?