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Richard Jenkins

Funeral services for Richard Darnell Jenkins of Minco were held Friday at Minco First Baptist Church, with burial with military honors following at the Evergreen Cemetery. Services were under the…
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Richard Jenkins: ‘If a serial killer is your son, do you stop loving him?’

American actor Richard Jenkins, 74, has been a screen regular since the 70s, but his big breakthrough came in 2001 playing deceased funeral director Nathaniel Fisher in the TV series Six Feet Under. He went on to receive an Oscar nomination for best actor in The Visitor (2007) and won an Emmy in 2015 for his role in the drama series Olive Kitteridge. Jenkins has worked with directors including Woody Allen, Kathryn Bigelow, the Coens and Mike Nichols, and next month can be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley. His latest project is playwright Stephen Karam’s film of his own one-act play The Humans – set in a newly rented, unfurnished apartment in New York’s Chinatown – in which Jenkins plays a man contemplating the state of his life at a family Thanksgiving.

Guillermo del Toro, Rooney Mara & Richard Jenkins on ‘Nightmare Alley,’ Film Noirs, and the Importance of the Color Red in the Film

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Nightmare Alley.]. From director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro and adapted from the William Lindsay Gresham novel, the noir thriller Nightmare Alley follows Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), a down-on-his-luck man who finds himself intrigued by the clairvoyant (Toni Collette) at a traveling carnival and everything that world represents. After Molly (Rooney Mara), a performer who can absorb any amount of voltage, agrees to leave with him, Stan decides to use the tricks he’s learned to con a tycoon (Richard Jenkins), but when he finds himself directly in the path of Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), he realizes that she may ultimately turn out to be more dangerous than mysterious.

Richard Jenkins

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was born January 31, 1947 in Franklinton, LA and was 74 years of age. He served in the United States Army and Army National Guard and was a heavy diesel mechanic till he retired. He loved working on motorcycles and building them. He loved his children and grandchildren and watching them play sports. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and jeep. He also enjoyed drinking coffee and having breakfast with his best buddies. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Brigette Whaley and husband Jeremy and Sherry Knight; mother of children, Paulette Rogers Jenkins; grandchildren, Alyx Bush, Adam Bush, Lily Hall and Ella Hall; sisters, Florine Sorrell and husband James and Lola Beto and husband, Jerry; brother, Samuel Charles Jenkins and wife, BJ; step-father, Gus Conglio; step-children, Frank Saizon and Jason Saizon; step-grandchildren, Jason Saizon, Hunter Saizon, Elizabeth Saizon, Carla Gilless and Samantha Saizon. Preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Faye Jenkins; parents, Sam Jenkins and Elsie Mae Coniglio; step-grandson, Wolfgar Saizon. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00PM on Thursday, December 23, 2021. Services conducted by Bro. David Pigott. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Nightmare Alley: Rooney Mara and Richard Jenkins Interview

Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro’s riveting adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s Nightmare Alley, published in 1946, tells the story of carnival hustler Stanton Carlisle (Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper) and the three strong women who play integral roles in his life. Oscar nominee Toni Collette’s Zeena the Seer helps...

Richard Jenkins & Jayne Houdyshell Celebrate Family In 'The Humans'

Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins delivers \u201cone of the year\u2019s best performances\u201d in #TheHumans \u2014 now playing in theaters & on — The Humans (@The Humans) 1638476218. In The Humans, a family is set to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, once they reunite, mysterious things emerge during the night. Richard Jenkins...

Richard Jenkins On His Failing Patriarch In ‘The Humans’, Shooting ‘Nightmare Alley’ & “Literally Going Mad” In Quarantine

Every actor knows where they were when the pandemic hit in 2020. Some were lucky enough to finish up before the hammer came down, some were in the middle of production, but it’s unlikely that many, like Richard Jenkins, were about to shoot their last scene. Jenkins was in Toronto at the time, preparing to wrap his role as Ezra Grindle in Guillermo del Toro’s remake of Nightmare Alley. “We stopped in March,” he recalls. “I had one scene left, and we pulled the plug.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, when he returned in October, he was forced to quarantine in...

Richard Jenkins on ‘The Humans’ and Finding Success Later in Life: ‘Luck Was a Huge Part of It’

For Richard Jenkins, breaking into the movie business took years of rejection, bit parts and relative obscurity. But Hollywood eventually came calling in the 1990s and Jenkins has been in demand ever since, logging impressive performances in everything from “Step Brothers” to “Six Feet Under” to his Oscar-nominated work in “The Shape of Water” and “The Visitor.” He may find himself back in the awards race with “The Humans,” a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning play and a film that finds the 74-year-old Jenkins front and center as the emotionally scarred patriarch of a family that is gathering together in...

Holiday Gatherings Can Be Scary As Richard Jenkins Discovers In ‘The Humans’

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about sharing collective gratitude for our good fortune of the past year with family and friends, and an opportunity to enjoy a generous feast together. The reality is that these gatherings also can dredge up feelings of guilt and pain that some of the participants may be silently enduring, and with an infusion of alcohol some brutal truths can emerge to spoil the party. Stephen Karam’s Tony award-winning The Humans makes its arrival on the big screen just in time to put a reality check on this holiday ritual that can go either way. It marks the playwright’s debut feature film, in which he adapted his play for the screen.

The Latest Podcast #59: Stephen Karam, Richard Jenkins talk ‘The Humans’

Film Inquiry presents The Latest, a podcast series tackling the latest releases, movie news, and discussions in the film community. Each week, join host Jesse Nussman for thoughtful discussions with exciting guests to break down the industry’s latest trends and dive deep into the movies driving conversation. In this week’s...

Richard Jenkins fed up with filming in wet and cold weather

Richard Jenkins dislikes Guillermo del Toro's fondness for shooting movies in wet and cold weather. The 74-year-old actor has teamed up with the director on 'Nightmare Alley' – after they previously collaborated on the Oscar-winning 'The Shape of Water' – and lamented how he always seems to shoot in horrible conditions.