ANTHONY PERKINS’ LAST INTERVIEW

Published August 21, 2011

I have written many words on these interwebs about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (check out my article Psycho Babble – The Legacy of Norman Bates).  While surfing YouTube recently for blog fodder, I stumbled on a three part interview with Perkins that was produced by AMC in 1992, not long before the actor’s untimely death at 60.

Perkins entire career is touched on in this half hour interview, and the actor is more humble, honest, and forthright about his image and films than I have ever heard him be.  PSYCHO and its sequels are, of course, covered here, but significant time is also spent on his other films like Tin Star, Fear Strikes Out, Crimes of Passion, etc …

The embedding on these has been disabled, but are so good, I will simply give you the links.

ANTHONY PERKINS LAST INTERVIEW – PART 1
ANTHONY PERKINS LAST INTERVIEW – PART 2
ANTHONY PERKINS LAST INTERVIEW – PART 3

Fans of the actor will love this.

And … as a final (and rather random) note, has anybody else noticed the uncanny resemblance between Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Anthony Perkins?  If anyone ever does a biopic of Tony, here’s your guy.