One of the first members of the cast to talk about their experience on the film is Paul Giamatti, who plays Russian gangster Aleksei Sytsevich -aka The Rhino. To hear Giamatti tell it, he had a blast playing the crazy bad guy whose main attribute is smashing into stuff.
While at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Liz Braun of The Toronto Sun caught up with the actor and got a few tidbits of info. It was basically one of those red carpet interviews, so it was brief, however Giamatti seemed happy to talk about his character and what it was like playing him.
|Paul Giamatti at NY premiere of 'Barney's Version' 1-10-11 (Photo credit: JustinHoch)|
"In the comic books of old, he had this suit on that made him look like a rhinoceros, and it made him super strong. If there was a bank vault he would just run right through it. Butt through it with his head. And he was not very smart.
And I have a particular kind of suit, but I don't think I'm supposed to talk about it. He's a Russian mobster. Russians are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things."
What your take? Will Giamatti rock as Rhino or should they have cast someone else?
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