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My Resume: William Fichtner

Jerry Bruckheimer’s go-to-guy reflects on his 20 year career

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PRISON BREAK 2006
AGENT MAHONE
”I love playing characters like this — everybody is afraid of me! That’s what makes Prison Break work — the dysfunctional, twisted folk are so real with their own problems. That’s certainly what attracted me to it.”

BLACK HAWK DOWN 2001
SANDERSON
”Bruckheimer set us up to go to Fort Benning’s Ranger school for training. I always wondered if the insurance company really knew what they were letting us do. It was just awesome.”

ARMAGEDDON 1998
COL. WILLIE SHARP
”You knew it was a blockbuster when on any given day you can have a rack of lamb. You have Bruce Willis around; we had an asteroid set built! You don’t get that on your little indies.”

GRACE UNDER FIRE 1994
RYAN SPARKS
”Brett Butler is one funny lady. I had a really good time being around her. I knew there was always a little drama in the air, but it never seemed to be part of my working relationship with her.”

AS THE WORLD TURNS 1987-89
JOSH SNYDER
”I was on the show for six months when I told our exec producer, ‘I’d like to go.’ He read me the riot act. A year later, the casting director said, ‘You wanna go?… You’re gonna marry your cousin.”’