Actress Lin Shaye (The Signal, Insidious 1 & 2, There's Something about Mary...) Trailer Editor Nick Temple (Edge of Tomorrow, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past...) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Wednesday (6/18) as we broadcast live from Chicago starting at 5pm PT.
Lin joins us to fill us in on what she's been up to since her last appearance on our show back in September as well as her new film THE SIGNAL, co-starring alongside Lawrence Fishburn. (Currently in theaters.)
Nick, who is CEO of Wild Card Creative Advertising, joins us to discuss his career as a trailer & promo editor for some of Hollywood's biggest films including MAN OF STEEL, GASTBY, LINCOLN, LIFE OF PI, AVATAR and hundreds more.
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LIN SHAYE is a talented and versatile actress who has undoubtedly become one of the industry’s greatest chameleons. The Farrelly Brothers cast Shaye in a series of memorable roles beginning with their 1994 hit comedy “Dumb and Dumber.” They went on to cast her as the infamous landlady in “Kingpin,” opposite Woody Harrelson, and then as Magda, the sun-withered neighbor of Cameron Diaz, in their blockbuster hit “There’s Something About Mary.” She has continued her relationship with the Farrelly Brothers, most recently appearing in a cameo in “The Three Stooges.”
Shaye was recently seen in the comedy feature “FDR: American Badass” and just completed a role opposite Richard Dryfuss in the upcoming feature “Killing Winston Jones.” Additionally, she just completed shooting the features “The Signal,” opposite Laurence Fishburne, and “Grace.”
Shaye made her film debut in “Hester Street,” portraying a Polish prostitute in New York (much to her Mother’s chagrin.) Shortly thereafter, she flew to Los Angeles after hearing that Jack Nicholson was interested in meeting her. Her airline ticket proved to be a worthwhile investment when she was cast in his film “Goin’ South.”
Upon her move to Los Angeles in 1982, her love of theater inspired her and 12 other actors to put together a theatre company called the Los Angeles Theatre Unit, which lasted for a decade and earned many awards. Shaye’s most memorable performance was in “Better Day’s,” which earned her a Drama-Logue Award for Best Actress.
Shaye has appeared in a plethora of horror films that have made her a cult favorite. She has worked on a trio of movies with director Tim Sullivan, “Chillerama,” “2001 Maniacs” & “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams,” starring opposite Robert Englund.
Other horror-film credits include “Hood of Horror,” “Dead End” & “Killer by Nature.” Shaye also starred in the comedic thriller “Snakes on a Plane,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
Shaye was unforgettable as the KISS-hating mom in “Detroit Rock City” and as Sonia, the tough German/Swedish coach in “Boat Trip” with Cuba Gooding Jr. In a dramatic change of pace, she received critical acclaim as the alcoholic mother in “The Hillside Strangler,” alongside Nick Turturro and C. Thomas Howell. She also appeared in Nick Cassavetes’ film “My Sister’s Keeper.”
A constant supporter of independent film, Shaye has appeared in various Indies including “Chronic Town,” “Kush,” “Asylum,” “American Cowslip,” “Small Town Saturday Night,” “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” “The Land of the Astronauts,” “Penthouse,” “Dark Moon Rising” and “Loosing Control.”Shaye’s upcoming independent films include “3 Days of Normal,” “Long Time Gone” and “Jewtopia.”
Shaye has a solid resume in television as well, making guest appearances on “Crossing Jordan,” “My Name is Earl,” “Fraiser,” “Becker,” “Arliss,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and the final episode of “ER.” She most recently starred in the Hallmark film “Matchmaker Santa” and guest-starred on “Private Practice.”
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Shaye has always known that she was destined to act. She performed in plays in college at the University of Michigan and then was accepted into Columbia University’s Master of Fine Arts program in acting.
After graduation, she honed her skills by acting in plays with the best and the brightest in New York theater, including directors Joseph Papp and Des Macanuff. Highlights include “Tartuffe,” (at the New York Shakespeare Festival,) “The Tempest” and “The Taking of Miss Janie” (at Lincoln Center,) which won the Drama Critics Award.
NICK TEMPLE started as a runner at New Wave Entertainment in 2000. Became an Editor in 2002 working on such projects as Pearl Harbor and Harry Potter
In 2003 he began editing at Trailer Park - built relationships with Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Tony Sella/Fox and Nancy Goliger/Paramount - cutting War of the Worlds, Munich, X –MEN franchise, Walk the Line, Fantastic 4, Die Hard Franchise - (would later do at Wild Card - Indiana Jones 4, War Horse, and Lincoln for Spielberg. Also won several awards at from 2004-2007 including Best in Show in 05 for Walk the Line (key Arts), Mission Impossible 3 - Best Action trailer, Best in show (golden trailers) Best Action , Best Summer Blockbuster - War of the Worlds (golden trailer)
Nick opened Wild Card in 2007 with 3 employees. Expanded clients to Warner Bros, Sony, and Universal. Company has grown to 40 employees. Cut and produced award winning campaigns such as Great Gatsby, The Town, Transformers 3, Avatar, Man Of Steel, Battle LA, Snow White and the Hunstman to name a few.
Recently launched Animation division (Golden Trailer nominated – Rio 2.)
Also launched a new music dept. to create custom music for trailers.