Please introduce yourself to the readers:
My name is Nicolas Peduzzi. I was born in Paris, France and I am a actor.
I have lived in Rome, New York and Paris and I love theatre and cinema!
How and when did you first get into performing?
I started to perform when I was 10 years old and I played the role of a street kid in the feature movie “Garwin.” I think what really convinced me to be exclusive with my acting career, was years later when I studied with the great Susan Batson (famous for coaching superstars like Nicole Kidman).
Who were some of your biggest inspirations growing up?
Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy, Sean Penn in Carlito's Way, and my father Richard Peduzzi- who is a great set designer and has worked all over the world. He always brought me to plays and rehearsals with him when I was a kid. That was in my eyes, a big motivation for my choices in life!
What kind have training have you done?
I studied acting at the Susan Batson Drama School and also with Geraldine Baron and Elisabeth Kemp. I also studied film making at New York University.
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
My favorite role was for a Slices Of Live Production and I was playing the part of Marlon Brando and Susan Batson was directing it. It was an incredible experience for me and she was the most committed person I knew. We would work until 7 am sometimes and I slept for only 2 hours a day when I was doing this play.
What projects do you have coming up?
I have a role in an upcoming film in post production called "Blood Ties", where I share a scene with Marion Cotillard and Clive Owen, directed by Guillaume Canet. Other projects include “Everything is Allowed" directed by Emilie Deleuze and “El Capitalist", directed by Alex Siegfried
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
I think my dream would be to act opposite Sean Penn in a theatre play. I just think I could learn so much from him. I love his commitment, and just admire him as he is always able to play so many different characters.
What are your plans for the future?
I am writing a feature film called “The Anxiety of the Aaron”, which I am also acting in. I would also like to do more theatre, including another Chekhov play. I have a few projects that I can't really talk about as yet, as it's not a 100% sure thing just yet!
What is your advice to other aspiring artists?
Keep working on your craft and be passionate, love it with all your heart as it can be a difficult job.