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11 Sep, 2014

Tavis Smiley interview


Harris discusses Frontera, his latest film, in this interview for PBS.

Well, it is a topic very much in the news, for sure. We shot this film about a year and a half ago, I guess, in New Mexico. Michael Berry, who wrote it and directed it, grew up in southern Arizona and his co-writer, Louis. It’s a subject matter he wanted to deal with and I think he deals with it really well. I mean, it’s not a preaching kind of deal. It doesn’t really take sides. It just kinds of presents a situation that the country’s trying to deal with right now.

31 Jul, 2014


Harris plays Roy, a rancher in a Texas border town, in this drama written and directed by Michael Berry. When an immigrant runs into trouble in the vicinity of the ranch, Roy’s wife is caught in the middle and winds up dead. The immigrant, Miguel, is arrested for murder but Roy isn’t convinced of his guilt. Co-starring Michael Pena and Eva Longoria.

The character has to start from a place of some ambiguity about how he feels about this and grow to a place. So you have to be aware of that and you have to try to create someplace, a foundation, of who this man is in as brief a time as you’ve got to see him travel somewhere, you know…

11 Jul, 2014


Harris plays Wilford, the train’s creator, in this science fiction thriller written and directed by Joon-ho Bong. In a future where the earth has become a frozen wasteland, and most of humanity is dead, the survivors live on board the Snowpiercer, a train that continually circles the globe. Co-starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, and Tilda Swinton. On why he joined this film:

It was really having seen director Bong’s films that made me want to work with him.  I would have played any role, if he’d asked me, just because I really appreciated his work.  But the fact that he wanted me to play this guy who’s talked about through the whole film, and who’s the Wizard of Oz behind a curtain, had some attraction to me.

1 Mar, 2013


Harris plays Demi, the captain of a Russian submarine, in this historical thriller written and directed by Todd Robinson, based on the nonfiction book Red Rogue Star by Kenneth Sewell. Demi is leading his crew on a secret mission when they mutiny and the submarine goes rogue. Co-starring David Duchovny. On the event that inspired the book and movie:

There’s still a lot of mystery about exactly what happened. I don’t think they recovered enough of the log to know what transpired.