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Adam Meir INTERVIEW from Charlie Wilson's War
by Tim Malcolm

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The film is set to release Summer 2007, Starring Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts.

The film is set to release Summer 2007, Starring Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts.
TM: You have been credited with acting since 2002, what were you doing before you started acting and what got you into the film business?

AM:I actually started acting in 1989. I was doing a lot of smaller plays in Israel. Then I went to a Drama High School (Ironi Alef) in Tel Aviv. And when I finished the army in Israel I continued my Studies at "Yoram Levinstein Acting Studio". What brought me to the film industry is the fact that I want to make a statement and influence others in my craft and the only way to do that for a large audience is in the movies. I decided that besides theater, I would love to do film as well, so I came to Hollywood to study in the "American Academy of Dramatic Arts".

TM: You were born in Budapest, Hungary do you still reside there, if not where do you live now, how long?

AM:No. I left Hungary when I was 9 years old and moved to Israel. In 2004 I moved to the states to work in the Hollywood industry.

TM:You played the role of ROB in Succubus: Hell Bent, what was is like working with acting veterans Lorenzo Lamas, David Keith and Gary Busey?

AM:I have to tell you that I had a great experience working on this project. I enjoyed working with all those great actors. They are very professional, they know what they are doing and everything they do looks perfect.You can always learn from the professionals.


TM:Tell us what type of character you played in Lady Magdalene's and what the film follows?

AM:I played the role of the Hezbollah terrorist, Khalid Abdel Bassit. "Lady Magdalene's" is an action comedy about an IRS agent on loan to the Federal Air Marshal Service, is relieved of field duty after insulting a powerful U.S. Senator, and finds himself exiled to a humiliating desk job in Nevada as the federal receiver managing a legal brothel in tax default, where -- with the help of the brothel Madam, Lady Magdalene (Nichelle Nichols) -- he uncovers an
Adam of the set of Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks

Adam of the set of Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks
Al Qaeda plot to unload a nuclear-bomb-sized crate at Hoover Dam.


TM:Charlie Wilson's War is being looked for by many film lovers across the world. Tell us about your character in the film?

AM:Charlie Wilson's War is a drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. The Israeli government took a big part in this war, weapon wise. I played a small role of on of the Israeli soldiers that were guarding the American congressmen while making the deals in Israel.


TM: Describe how you feel getting to be in a film with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman?

AM:I am extremely honored to work with those people. I grew up watching them and was inspired by them. To see them work is incredible to me. I couldn't have asked for more.


TM: Did you have any interactions with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, or Phillip Seymour Hoffman?

AM:I did have interaction with Tom Hanks. He is the nicest person. He is very humble and funny. He really doesn't care if you are in his caliber or just starting out. He will give you all his respect.


TM: Was Mike Nichols an easy director to work with? What style of directing does he use for actors?

AM:He is very straight forward. He knows what he wants and you have to give it to him. He is used to professionals so you have to be one too.


TM:What is the best advice you have ever received from a veteran actor or director?

AM:When Bette Davis was asked "What is the best way to get into Hollywood?" she answered "Take Fountain" This is the best advice I've ever gotten.


TM:What are your goals for 2007 and are you working on any film projects currently?

AM:I do have some upcoming projects that are a little to soon to talk
Adam we wish you the best......good luck!

Adam we wish you the best......good luck!
about. But mainly I will try to be better in what I do and work as hard as I can.


TM:If you had to compare your acting craft to a Hollywood A-Lister who do you think you resemble?

AM:It's very hard to say. But if I really have to answer, maybe Clive Owen.


TM:Where was Charlie Wilson's War filmed?

AM:The movie was filmed partly in Morocco and partly in the states.


TM:How many days did you spend on the set?

AM:I spent only one day on the set because I had only one scene.


TM:What do you think that film fans will like about Charlie Wilson's War? Is is historically accurate?

AM:I think that the audience is going to like the historical facet of the story. I am not sure that ist's 100% accurate but it's a Hollywood movie. Also everybody likes movies about the middle east and wars.


MANDATORY MATCHFLICK Q's

Who is your favorite actor?
AM:Charlie Chaplin

Who is your favorite actress?
AM:Laura Linney

What is your favorite film of all time?
AM:The Great Dictator

What film did you enjoy making the most?
AM:"Woman, Why are you crying"?

Which film do you think you performed as an actor the best in?
AM:"Freedom's Fury"

Who would you most like to work with on a future film project?
AM:Jack Nicholson

What are your hobbies?
AM:Cooking and Magic

What is your biggest pet peeve?
AM:Stupidity and ignorance

What is your dream car?
AM:BMW 3 series

What do you think of Matchflick.com ?
AM:I think it's a great idea to have a movie fan website where people can express their thoughts and chat about it.



Thanks Adam for taking the time for this Interview and Matchflick wishes you the best for 2007

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Tim Malcolm got his first job at a movie theater in 1996 working as a projectionist. He quickly learned that there was no better job then getting paid to watch movies. Since then he has been an advid film watcher, collector, critic and writer.


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