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January 2022



Josh Radnor Dishes the Dirt on "Hunters" Co-Star Al Pacino

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Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014). The Columbus, Ohio, native made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happy. Thank. You. More. Please., for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Radnor is one of the stars of the drama series Hunters, which follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City who discover that Nazi war criminals are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US. Hunters premiered on February 21, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video and has been renewed for a second season.

During a 2020 interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, Radnor was asked if he had any observations regarding his Hunters co-star Al Pacino.

"(laughs) I have a bunch. He’s a real artist, you know. It was a real thrill to work with him. He’s relentless in his pursuit of the truth. It was fun to be on set with him just to observe him and watch how he worked and also to see that he’s doing the same thing that we’re all doing. He’s just better at it than everyone, you know," Radnor related.

"I think he was a little suspicious because I don’t think he had been on television before. He’s like, 'What have I signed on for? Eleven hours with people who I didn’t know?' But once he relaxed around us and realized we were all in it together, we got to ask him questions, and he’d tell us all these stories."

For Radnor, working with Pacino was something he'd never anticipated, but, nonetheless, he was thrilled that the opportunity had presented itself for him to work alongside the Godfather icon.

"You know, he’s a fantastic storyteller. It was just great to both work with him and observe him up close and play with him eventually but also to get a taste of the rich history he’s been a part of the last half century of theater and films," the How I Met Your Mother star stated.

"It wasn’t something on my bucket list that I thought, 'Oh, I want to work with Al Pacino one day.' I never even thought that would happen, but I was so delighted that it did."

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