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Priests, Priests

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by wmapother 2 Comments

In the movie Jobs, I portray the calligrapher Robert Palladino,Robert Palladinowho helped cultivate Steve Jobs’ love of calligraphy and beauty in Apple’s products.  Palladino (in pic at right) was a monk while he was teaching at Reed College, then later became a parish priest after his wife died.  The Catholic Sentinel, the paper for the archdiocese of Portland, OR, has a nice article on Palladino and my thoughts on playing him.

As for my own skills in calligraphy, well, let’s just say that an expert would have trouble detecting differences between the handwriting of the present William and the one back in 4th grade…

Posted in Acting, Interviews and Q&A's, Photos of Wm

2 Responses

  1. sahana martin says:

    Hello William,

    Thank you for linking to this article, that’s an interesting part of the whole story.
    I also like the first paragraph : ) and :
    “Mapother said he intended to portray Father Palladino as “someone deeply committed to calligraphy, and by extension, to life. Someone who cared about beauty, expression, and communication. Someone serious.”
    Love this .
    It’s a sense for details that can make something very special -and some people very impatient (also combined with a lot of patience for long-term projetcs and not giving up on ideas -what’s your experience there ? )

    Best wishes ,

  2. sahana martin says:

    i meant have you met people like this

    ps. handwriting -maybe you were meant to become a doctor : )

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