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Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats with Matthew Barry on casting

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Matthew Barry, is an actor, producer, and casting

director. Best known for starring in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “La Luna”. After going into casting Matthew has since spent 14 years directing actors as a casting director, working with directors Tim Burton on “Ed Wood and “Mars Attacks” Brett Ratner on “Rush Hour 1 and 2” and “Family Man”, Nick Cassavetes on “Unhook the Stars”, “She’s So Lovely”, “John Q” “The Notebook”, “Alpha Dog” and most recently “My Sisters Keeper”, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer on “Crimson Tide” (Tony Scott) and “Con Air” (Simon West). 

Matthew’s ability to spot and work with talent has allowed him to discover or advance the careers of James Gandolfini and Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Money For Nothing”), Ryan Phillipe, Steve Zahn, Danny Nucci and James LeSure (“Crimson Tide”), Don Cheadle (“Devil in a Blue Dress”), Dave Chappelle and Monica Potter (“Con Air”), Lucy Liu (“Shanghai Noon”), Dakota Fanning (“Tomcats”), Roselyn Sanchez (“Rush Hour 2”) Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”), and Katt Williams (“Friday After Next”), just to name a few! Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great interviews, cast and crew listings, events, premieres and more at rexsikes.com