Film: Student Films

Production: 'The Squid and the Whale' Scene (See both roles)

Walt (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting a scene from Noah Baumbach's film, "The Squid and the Whale" for NYU's Directing the Actor Class.

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Male, ages 16-25, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Walt: (Lead) a teenager who is having a difficult time at home, his parents recently got divorced and during the process he took the side of his father, a man he admires greatly. He wants to be like his father, which is evident from the way Walt talks, acts and thinks about academia and relationships--but Walt's father gives Walt immoral advice, telling the young Walt to dump women when he is done with them and to treat people poorly if they're not as smart as he is. Right before this scene, Walt's father questions the credibility of Waddles' degree and tells Walt to just "get through this."