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S2 028: Eric Ladin

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The Power of Letting Go & Rolling the Dice

Eric Ladin will be seen next in a series regular role on Nat Geo’s THE RIGHT STUFF, based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction book which explores the early days of the NASA space program. He plays Chris Kraft, one of the engineers who designed the Space Program. Ladin previously starred as a series regular on History Channel’s military drama SIX. He most recently recurred on Apple+’s series FOR ALL MANKIND from Ronald D. Moore and in the second season of Doug Liman’s IMPULSE on YouTube Red. Other notable recurring roles include Amazon’s BOSCH, Netflix’s LONGMIRE and USA Network’s third season of SHOOTER opposite Ryan Philippe.

Previously, he was a series regular alongside Jack Black and Tim Robbins in HBO’s political comedy THE BRINK, which followed his critically acclaimed recurring role as the iconic J. Edgar Hoover on BOARDWALK EMPIRE, again for HBO. Ladin was also lauded for his series regular turn as campaign manager “Jamie Wright” on the hit AMC original series THE KILLING, a crime drama in which everyone was a suspect. In the end he was revealed as the killer. Eric has received notice for many other roles early in his career, including his arc as January Jones’ brother in MADMEN, his arc portraying Chloe Sevigny’s diabolical doctor/brother in BIG LOVE, and as a series regular in the hard-hitting HBO mini-series GENERATION KILL. His is also known to audiences for his multitude of guest starring roles on shows like STUMPTOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, and SUITS, to name a few.

In feature films, Ladin played a long time member of Bradley Cooper’s platoon in Clint Eastwood’s Navy SEAL drama AMERICAN SNIPER. Ladin starred as Detective Clark in New Line’s horror hit ANNABELLE, a spin-off of THE CONJURING. He next reprises the role in New Lin’s upcoming horror thriller WOLVES AT THE DOOR.

In addition to his on-screen performances, Eric is blessed with an extraordinary speaking voice, as evidenced by his many roles in hit video games including leads in the hugely popular CALL OF DUTY, INFAMOUS 2, and LEFT $ DEAD 2. He also narrated the History Channel’s MUD CATS and has voiced characters in many cartoons such as FISH HOOKS, PICKLE AND PEANUT and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.



“There’s no secret sauce other than the fact that I think Hollywood starts to see you as something.”

“Don’t try and go in and do what I’m going to do cause I’m going to do it better than you.”

“At the end of the day when you come home from work, what are you going to be happy with?”



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049: Sammi Rotibi

049: Sammi Rotibi 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Sammi Rotibi is an accomplished and seasoned actor with over 40 credits to his name, working in both television and film. He is best known for his work on Antoine Fuqua’s Tears of the Sun, following the story of a Special-Ops commander in the Nigerian jungle and his journey to save lives of 70 refugees, and Quentin Tarantino’s critically acclaimed Django Unchained in his role as Rodney. He is also known for his performances in Lord of War, acting alongside Nicolas Cage, LUV, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Blue: The American Dream, and Once Upon a Time in Venice, his second film with Bruce Willis. He has starred and guest starred in numerous television shows, including The Secret Circle, The Blacklist, Matador, CSI: NY, NCIS: Miami, and MacGyver. You can find him in the second season of National Geographic’s highly anticipated Mars as Robert Foucault, a drama that explores Earth’s first mission to colonize Mars in 2033. He is currently working on a sci-fi thriller adaptation of the YA novelist Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds Triology.

These are the tenacious, inspiring, and funny stories about beepers, the moment when a puppy helped him nail a big audition, and how the stars sometimes aligning have all lead Sammi to where he is today.


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“I don’t go into an audition to get the job, I go in to make fans and give my interpretation.”

“So why not go into an audition room, and go enjoy the process of it, because even if you don’t get it, it builds character.”

“I think if you trust yourself and you do the work you’ll be successful.”


033: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

033: Mary Elizabeth Winstead 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Looking Back episode with the ever lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead as she divulges the eccentric ways of Oliver Stone in an audition to making her mark in the independent film cinema.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a gifted actress, known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as genre fare like Final Destination 3 and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.


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“I felt very prepared for whatever was going to be thrown my way in the room.”

“The fact that you can say something to a woman and don’t know her emotional state, you shouldn’t be able to get away with it.”

“I was prepared for the moment of Oliver Stone to be eccentric and I knew that his comment was more of a reflection of him and not about me.”

“I didn’t feel like I was getting to explore a further depth of me as an actress. I told my agents I wanted to explore the indie film.”

“I was never really considered for those real acting jobs. I was doing whatever I could to just be considered.”

“I was told time and time again that I was too nice to play the edgy roles.”

“The director showed my tape to his wife. His wife told him if he didn’t hire me for the part that she was going to divorce him.”

“Big turning point for me was learning that there is more time to collaborate and discover who the character is beyond the audition.”

“Quentin likes discovery new actors.”



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