An hour-long podcast where we talk with casting directors about their careers, the films they help to make, and how the faces we all know and love found the limelight. 

Episode 05 - John Papsidera

Episode 05 - John Papsidera

Today we sit down with Casting Director, Art Aficionado, and Restaurateur, John Papsidera.

John has had a hell of a career. Working with some of the top filmmakers across entertainment. with his work on TV shows like Westworld, Ray Donovan, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Army Wives, as well as his work in the movies, including Disney’s Enchanted, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Ender’s Game, Intersteller, Jurassic World, Dunkirk, Pride, prejudice, and zombies-- the list goes on.

Tune in as we talk about his tastes in art and casting, diversity, and working with the insanely talented Christopher Nolan.

Show Notes:

John Papsidera

Automatic Sweat

James Franco

Mark Taper Forum

Top Gun Pepsi Ad

Stanley Soble

Mindy Marin

Clear and Present Danger

Cutthroat Island

Geena Davis


Jennifer Lopez

Jon Voight

Owen Wilson

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Mike Myers

Batman Trilogy:

Batman Begins

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan

Emma Thomas



Tobey Maguire



The Prestige

Heath Ledger

A Knight’s Tale

Tom Hardy

Cillian Murphy

Kenneth Branagh

Harry Styles

Mark Rylance

Fionn Whitehead

Power Rangers

Bubble Boy


Philip K. Dick

Gary Sinise

Vincent D’Onofrio

Madeleine Stowe

Gary Fleder

Men In Black

The Cell

James Cagney

The Mayor of Hell

James Stewart

The Public Enemy

The 5th Element

Bruce Willis


Sylvester Stallone

Philip Seymore Hoffman

Meryl Streep

Daniel Day-Lewis

James Dean

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung


Paul Bettany

Greg Yaitanes

Sam Worthington

Jeremy Bobb


Evan Rachel Wood

Thandie Newton

Jeffrey Wright

James Marsden

Ed Harris

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Tessa Thompson

Jonathan Nolan

Lisa Joy


Pilou Asbæk

Charlie’s Angels

Dumb and Dumberer

Angelique Midthunder


The Casting Society of America

Intro and Outro Music

"Backbay Lounge" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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