Frank Grillo is a name we all should know because he is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood today. On the big screen, he’s appeared in two of the films from the Purge franchise, Anarchy and Election Year, he’s been in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Zero Dark Thirty, End of Watch and Copshop to name a few. You will also know him from the critically acclaimed television series Kingdom as well as appearance in series such as Billions, Prison Break, The Shield and For The People.
In LAMBORGHINI: The Man Behind The Legend, Frank plays Italian entrepreneur Ferruccio Lamborghini. The film follows Lamborghini from the manufacturing of tractors at the start of his career, to creating military vehicles during World War II, and then on to designing and building the Lamborghini cars that ultimately defined his profound legacy.
We had the chance to sit down with Frank to talk about how he prepared for the role, if he learned anything surprising about Lamborghini and what message, if any, would he like viewers to take away after watching the film.
Pop Culture Principle – When you portray a real individual, do you feel any pressure and/or responsibility to not only get the story right, but to do the individual justice with your portrayal?
Frank Grillo – You know, I did. Fortunately, the movie is based on a book, and I read the book quickly. I went out to Italy and met with Tonino Lamborghini who wrote the book and is Ferruccio Lamborghini’s son. Also, I’m Italian and being in Italy also helped because I understood the language and the culture.
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**Photos courtesy of Lionsgate**