Tony Goldwyn: Family Legacy & Grandfather Samuel Goldwyn
Tony Goldwyn is a famous actor in his own right, but when he sat down with Kelly & Michael for an interview, he revealed that he actually comes from an incredible family of Hollywood pioneers. Tony’s last name, Goldwyn, is the “G” in MGM. His grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn, was an immigrant from Poland who started making movies in 1912. Samuel Goldwyn was a true founding father of Hollywood.
Tony said that his entire family works in show business. His brother is a producer, his sister is a documentary filmmaker and his wife is a production designer. Tony has two young daughters, but if they don’t want to work in Hollywood that’s all right with him!
Tony Goldwyn: Actor, Director and Screenwriter?
Tony has worked in many facets of show business throughout his career. He played the villain in one of Michael’s favorite films, Ghost, and he’s also directed television episodes for shows such as Damages and Dexter. So, is there anything he’d like to try but hasn’t yet? Tony said that screenwriting is a challenge he’d love to take on because it’s so difficult.
Tony Goldwyn: Oval Office Love Scenes on Scandal
Tony is currently the star of ABC’s political drama series Scandal, where he portrays President Fitzgerald Grant. He’s very smart and a great President, but his one flaw is that he’s in love with a woman who isn’t his wife – and that’s a big one! On the show, his mistress Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) is “a crisis manager who can’t manage her own crisis,” and “Fitz” is pretty much the same.
Doing a love scene in the Oval Office is “awesome,” but of course, it’s weird doing a love scene anywhere on television. Goldwyn said sometimes it’s hard not to laugh, even when your co-star is the beautiful Kerry Washington.
You can see Tony Goldwyn in Scandal Thursdays on ABC.