Happy Birthday: Mandy Patinkin

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

mandypatinkinMandy Patinkin

Born: November 30, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to:
Kathryn Grody (15 June 1980 – present) (2 children)

[re quitting Criminal Minds (2005)] It wasn’t the right fit. I made a choice I didn’t want to make. I pushed myself, thinking I needed more fame, more economic security. One of the greatest gifts that Homeland (2011) has given me is it’s affirming on a daily basis. I’m always with the script, walking around with this stuff 24/7, so my head’s in a good place. The role is about listening, and when you don’t listen to yourself, you get in trouble. I wasn’t listening to myself in Heartburn (1986) [from which he was fired]. I listened to [my agent and] the culture at large saying, ‘You’ve got to be in a movie, this is going to make you,’ and it wasn’t who I was. Yes, I did Yentl…

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