Director, actor and former Bill & Ted star talks about his latest film, Grand Piano
, his documentary Deep Web, and lots more...
Although perhaps best known for his roles in two Bill & Ted films and The Lost Boys
, Alex Winter
is equally at home behind the camera, having spent the last two decades working predominantly as a director – from the cult classic Freaked
, through various music videos, adverts and movies, up to his recent documentary Downloaded
(which tells the story of Shawn Fanning
and Napster) and the upcoming, Kickstarted-funded Deep Web.
Recently, however, he’s taken a rare step back into acting, appearing alongside Elijah Wood
and John Cusack
as a villainous usher in Eugenio Mira
’s stylish thriller Grand Piano
. We caught up with Alex down the line from his new home base in La, to discuss his work on both sides of the actor-director divide.
So I guess the first question,