Its hard to believe that just a few short years ago Thomas Haden Church was starring in direct-to-dvd sequels ("George of the Jungle 2") and pretty much living from paycheque to paycheque. Now, he's 'Academy Award Nominee' Thomas Haden Church (thanks to an amazing performance in "Sideways") and an actor who can demand a significant amount of money per film. His latest release is the blockbuster "Spider-Man 3".|
Do you have anything else going on or coming out?
Church: There's this movie Smart People that's going to be out in the fall with Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker.
What do you do in that?
Church: I play Dennis Quaid's brother. It's produced by Michael London and it's tonally similar to Sideways. I think that it's a balance of drama and comedy. There is an amazing young actress named Ellen Page in it who you might be familiar with. She's from Hard Candy and X-Men 3. She's got a ton of movies coming out. She's kind of taking the industry by storm which is weird because she's like 4'11" and probably weights 95lbs, but she's just preternaturally gifted like Leonardo DiCaprio was in This Boy's Life, just a force, a force to be reckoned with.