Actor Michael Shannon on "The Iceman", Rom-Coms, & Lake Wobegon - The Dinner Party Download by The Dinner Party Download published on 2013/05/03 21:07:50 +0000 His first role was memorizing a monologue from Garrison Kiellor’s Prairie Home Companion for his school speech team. Since then, actor Michael Shannon has starred in Boardwalk Empire, Revolutionary Road, and Take Shelter. And superhero fans will be pleased to know that he’ll be menacing the Man of Steel in this summer’s Superman reboot. This week, Michael plays real-life killer Richard Kuklinski in the crit-hit The Iceman. He tells Brendan about the film, rom-com revulsion, and his Woebegone beginnings. -- The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."