September 29, 2011

We’ve always harbored a not-so-secret obsession for actor Michael Shannon, and with Shannon Season fast approaching, it’s obvious we’re not the only ones. This fall, we’ll be enrapt by his baby-mama drama (with BULLETT babe Paz de la Huerta) as he reprises his role as Agent Nelson Van Alden on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. We’ll also be front row when he portrays a man with a serious mental illness in the psychological drama Take Shelter (costarring Jessica Chastain, another actor who’s having a major moment), and when he embodies a drug addict alongside Gerard Butler inMachine Gun Preacher.

In this exclusive video interview, the lovable oddball discusses conspiracy theories (which he endearingly calls conspiracy “truths”) and his thoughts on extraterrestrial life.

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