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By: Rob Vaux

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gabriel Macht has been active in film, theater, and television for most of the last decade, starting with a role on the original Beverly Hills 90210. He has since been seen in such films as Behind Enemy Lines, The Recruit, A Love Song for Bobby Long, and The Good Shepherd. It took Frank Miller to give him a starring part, however: he’s slated to appear as resurrected cop Denny Colt in Will Eisner’s The Spirit, due for release Christmas Day. In an exclusive interview with Mania.com, Macht talked about stepping into the character’s shoes, as well as working with Miller and meeting the expectations of a new generation of comic book films.

Question: How did you get involved with the project? Were you a big comics fan going in?

Gabriel Macht: I wasn’t a crazy comic book fan, but I was a big fan of comic book movies. My agent sent me into this audition without saying much about it. It was only when I got in there that I found out it was for Frank Miller. My interest level jumped up by about a factor of 10. I had loved the Sin City movie and the 300 movie both, and suddenly here’s the guy who created them introducing himself to me. I think every actor wants to work for someone with a vision, and Frank’s is one of the strongest I’ve ever seen. I jumped on the Will Eisner stuff once I got the part, but in the early stages, what we had were Frank’s storyboards for the film. And they were so clear and so beautiful and gave such a tremendous impression of where he wanted to go with this movie. We established a great chemistry right away–almost as soon as I read for it–and while the auditioning process was fairly long, I would get more and more excited about it with each step I took.

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