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Prof. Womack Interviews Jeff Daniels

Kenneth Womack, Ph.D., professor of English and popular music, interviews acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels on episode 51 of his “Everything Fab Four” podcast, which debuts April 30. On this episode, Daniels discusses his experience filming a movie scene with George Harrison and getting his guitar signed by the “Quiet Beatle.”

Across his five decade-long career, Daniels has worked with some of the world’s most revered filmmakers and been nominated for numerous Golden Globe and Screen Actors Awards for his dramatic turns, including such films as Jonathan Demme’s “Something Wild,” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale.

In 2012, Daniels joined the cast of HBO’s political drama, “The Newsroom,” which earned him a Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Playing Will McAvoy, Daniels’ monologue about American exceptionalism in the series pilot has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube.

In May 2024, Daniels stars in the new Netflix limited series “A Man in Full,” based on Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name.