Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
[on playing "heavies"] If you're a heavy by nature, I mean the way you deliver, you're a natural heavy. So many people try to lay it on. Give me a guy that can smile at you and cut your throat, you got a heavy.
Served in the US Army Air Force during World War II, flying cargo planes over the Himalayas.