Homeland Fan Fiction: Waves and Ripples

To: Jessica Lazaro
From: LtCol Michael R. Faber
Subject: Hi

Hey Jess

How are you? I’m doing good. Getting used to my new job, new responsibilities. Piled Higher and Deeper as the guys with education say.

Just checking in as usual. Well, honestly – and we were always with each other at least. A guy was in the office today. Gunny with red hair and this smile. I don’t know I just had to shut my door. Continue reading “Homeland Fan Fiction: Waves and Ripples”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in The Situation

“There is no truth, you know. Itโ€™s not about locking up all the bad guys. It doesnโ€™t work like that.” – Dan Murphy

The Situation is the first U.S. feature film that deals with the complexities of the American occupation in Iraq. Written by Wendell Steavenson, a real-life journalist, based on her on-the-ground experiences in war-torn Iraq, and directed by the veteran independent film director Philip Haas (Angels and Insects, anyone?), the movie stars Connie Nielsen, Mido Hamada and John Slattery along with Damian Lewis. The story is exclusively set in Iraq but the movie was shot, for obvious reasons, in Morocco.

So, yes,ย Homeland is not the first project concerning the war in Iraq that Damian was involved with. There was, in fact, well-meaning CIA intelligent officer Dan Murphy before the US Marine Nicholas Brody. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in The Situation”

Damian Lewis in Run This Town: A First Look *UPDATED*

Well, the long wait will be over soon. We now have the movie poster for Run This Town, and they just dropped the official trailer, too! It was announced that the movie is having a limited theatrical release as well as an online release across different platforms on March 6. Please watch this space and damian-lewis.com for updates about the movie release and join us today in taking a first look at the movie! Continue reading “Damian Lewis in Run This Town: A First Look *UPDATED*”

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod: Part II

In Part I of this two part post, I attempted to convey the ways in which Damian is adding subtlety to a character that, on surface, may seem pretty black and white. In short, heโ€™s having Bobby dole out the cruelty and megalomania in a gradient of doses while adding bits of endearing behaviors so that we donโ€™t write him off completely as straight-up evil.

Now for some speculation on the origins of Axe’s personality.

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Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod: Part I

Billions Season 4 gave us a lot to talk about. Not least of which is Bobby Axelrod’s progression as a character. Join me as I look at some ways that Damian has left his unique mark on this character.

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