Q&A John C. Reilly

Normally an actor who shines by disappearing into a supporting role, John C. Reilly finally gets to lead as a small-time con artist in the new caper film, Criminal

IS IT REFRESHING TO PLAY THE CON MAN FOR ONCE, INSTEAD OF THE DUPE? Yeah, although everybody gets conned in this movie. It's good to play somebody that's a little darker. Even when you're playing the cuddly, lovable parts, you still have dark thoughts.

WHAT'S THE WORST CON EVER PULLED ON YOU? The worst for me were more personal, emotional cons, not involving money but involving matters of the heart. But...

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