A new villain is being introduced into Kollywood in the film ’Achchamundu Achchamundu’.
But no wild guesses can bring out the name of the person who is to play the villain in this film starring the young hero Prasanna and smiling Sneha. This is for the first time in the history of Kollywood, a famous Hollywood actor is playing the role of a baddie in this movie.
John Shea who was last seen in the film ’Framed’ which won the academy award for the best screenplay is to do the above role in ’Achchamundu Achchamundu’ John has won the best actor award for the film ’Windy City’ in the Montrel Film Festival and has acted in films such as ’Lune De Miel’, a French film, ’A New Life’, ’Honey I Blew Up The Kid’, ’Stealing Home’, ’Unsettled Land’, ’The Adventures of Sebastian Cole’, ’Framed’, and the yet to be released ’The Insurgents’.
The native of Massachusetts, U.S.A. is not just an actor but also a film director with films such as ’Southie’ that won the Jury Award for the best Independent Film at the 1998 Seattle International Film Festival.
He has also directed a film called ’Grey Lady’ and written the story of the film ’The Junkie Priest’. As an actor who is also seriously involved in theatre, John Shea has acted in the plays ’How I learned to Drive’ which won the Pulitzer Prize, ’The Animal Kingdom’, ’Rosmersholm at La Mama’, ’Long Day’s Journey Into Night’, ’Romeo and Juliet’, ’Man is Man’, and ’The Soldier’s Tale’.
He has also acted in the television series ’Lois and Clark:The New Adventures of Superman, ’Baby M’ which won him an Emmy Award for the best actor and portrayed the role of Harold Waldorf in the hit TV series ’Gossip Girl’.
The American actor was also honoured by Amnesty International for his political work after the release of the film ’Missing’ and recently received the John F. Kennedy Award for Outstanding cultural contribution by a person of Irish-American descent.
Being the founding member of the Nantucket Film Festival, John Shea can be rightly called the complete film personality. John Shea’s role of the villain in the Tamil film is sure to be quite different from the villains who have so far been seen in Kollywood.