Interview: Contraband star Giovanni Ribisi

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

Giovanni Ribisi has gotta be one of the most fascinating and diverse actors of his generation. The talented actor has displayed his great range in films such as LOST IN TRANSLATION, BOILER ROOM, AVATAR and THE OTHER SISTER. He has the ability to transform effortlessly into characters that are from one extreme to the other. Starring opposite Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Ben Foster in the forthcoming action-drama flick CONTRABAND, Ribisi gets a makeover to step into the tough shoes of the neighborhood thug who terrorizes everyone who gets in his way.

It’s always nice to meet an actor who’s a complete delight to chat with, after playing such a ruthless
character. I truly enjoyed picking Ribisi’s brain last week about his personal challenges of playing a dark role, prepping for it and violating a woman (on film). Not only is he more handsome in person, but he’s also just a genuinely sweet guy. Check out what he had to say.


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