If you (or your child) ever watched “Finding Nemo” more than five times in the span of a week, Austin Pendleton’s voicework is the reason you’ve probably shouted “Curse you, AquaScum!!” into the void without realizing it. As part of the cast of last year’s cinephile favorite “The Mend,” Pendleton delivered one of the year’s most memorable on-screen anecdotes. And if, say, you happen to think that Peter Bogdanovich’s 1972 classic “What’s Up, Doc?” is one of the best screwball comedies ever made, Pendleton’s Mr. Larrabee is a big reason why.
And now, to Pendleton’s list of cinematic accomplishments, you can add “documentary subject.”
“Starring Austin Pendleton” will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, featuring interviews with some of his most notable on-screen partners. Alongside chats with the likes of Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, Wallace Shawn, Peter Sarsgaard, the film also features conversations with Pendleton himself about his stage and screen acting career and his life outside it.
The film, directed by Gene Gallerano and David Holmes, will play as part of Tribeca’s recently announced shorts program. You can watch the trailer for “Starring Austin Pendleton” above.