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Daniel Radcliffe Reveals He Wants a Career As a Director

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals He Wants a Career As a Director

In the latest issue of Variety, Daniel Radcliffe discussed his goal of distancing himself from his iconic character in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise. Taking on Broadway roles such as his recent 'Cripple of Inishmaan' and starring in indie films such as 'Kill Your Darlings' are all part of his master plan.

"I would love to direct," Radcliffe tells the Magazine. "I do it in my head when I'm watching other directors direct. 'No, don't say that to them!' I think I'm quite good with people. Part of being a director is knowing how different actors work in different ways. I'd enjoy it."

The actor also shared some of his favorite cinema entries, including "Dr. Strangelove," "12 Angry Men," "Arthur" and "A Matter of Life and Death." "The last film to blow my fucking mind was this film by Charlie McDowell called 'The One I Love," says the 'Horns' star. "When I watched that film, I was like, 'Yes, that's exactly the type of film I'm interested in making.' It's totally funny and creepy in a way that so few films manage to be."

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Radcliffe's recent film work includes roles in Kill Your Darlings, Horns and The F Word. The actor will next be seen on the big screen in Frankenstein. Following a West End run starring onstage in Michael Grandage's production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, the actor starred in the Broadway production of the show.

The actor is best known for playing the title role in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise. He made his Broadway debut, to much acclaim, in Equus, and made his Broadway musical debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in the recent revival of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying.

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