Chances are, you know John Carroll Lynch’s face even if you don’t know his name. The actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as the Zodiac killer in David Fincher’s Zodiac, has a staggering 110 acting credits to his name. At this year’s SXSW, Lynch finally added another role to his resume: director.

His debut feature, Lucky, stars the legendary Harry Dean Stanton, another actor who is no slouch when it comes to having a prolific acting career. In fact, the 90-year-old vet has amassed 199 acting credits to his name throughout his career. The film is a character study of an elderly yet spirited atheist living in small-town Texas who is suddenly confronted with his own mortality. 

Lynch has worked with some of the best directors of our times, a list that includes everyone from Fincher to Scorsese to Clint Eastwood. In this podcast episode, we talk the techniques he brought with him from his favorites of the bunch, the transition from actor to director, and what it's like directing David Lynch.

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This episode was produced and edited by Jon Fusco.