Stephen Dorff has an extensive back catalogue of films with an extremely diverse array of roles including the almost-a-Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe in 1994’s ‘Backbeat’ to that of a vampire in one of the great Marvel films, ‘Blade’ way back in 1998. he’s worked with some great directors too including Oliver Stone, John Waters and Michael Mann. His latest film sees him as a potty mouthed, abusive and violent MMA fighter in new film ‘Embattled’ and its easy to see traits of real life MMA fighter Conor McGregor in the role.
Directed by Nick Sarkisov, ‘Embattled’ sees a son aspire to follow in his famous MMA father’s footsteps, but along his journey must figure out how to break the abusive cycle, if possible, that his father has continued. Read our review HERE. The film is film is written by David McKenna who has some impressive credits notably ‘American History X’ and ‘Blow’ both hard hitting films starring Edward Norton and Johnny Depp respectively. His screenplay for Embattled is based on a story by Frank Ragen.
Stephen Dorff has a reputation for being uncompromising and pretty forthright in his views on Hollywood and our interview with him is no different. We spoke to him about the injuries he sustained making Embattled and a number of behind the scenes stories. He famously turned down a number of blockbusters most notably Titanic and we asked him about his aversion to blockbusters and he did not hold back when it came to talking about Marvel films and such like. With a limited time to train and prepare he told us how intense his training regime was and just what was the reaction from the Connor McGregor camp and other fighters too
Watch our interview with Stephen Dorff and what he had to say in all its controversial glory…….