40 Minute Mentor

June 5, 2024

Jason Flemyng: From ‘Lock Stock’ to Brad Pitt, the inside scoop on life as a Hollywood Actor

Today’s 40 Minute Mentor is a podcast first. We’re joined by Hollywood actor and producer Jason Flemyng, known for ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ and ‘Deep Rising’. 

In this episode, we don’t just get an inside scoop into Jason’s career and experience working alongside Hollywood greats, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp, we also discuss Jason’s work with The Samaritans and in prisons. Plus, he shares lots of mentorship, including…

Jason Flemyng
“80% of your work, no matter what it is, is confidence. It’s the confidence to know that when you go to a door handle, when you turn it, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know whether you pull or push. You just have to see which way it goes and then go with that.”

Jason Flemyng

Tune in to discover

Acting in a film nominated for 13 Oscars [02:02]
Upbringing & route into acting [03:27]
The importance of luck [05:45]
Building your confidence [08:00]
Acting alongside Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Sean Connery [09:55]
The lasting success of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ [12:22]
Battles with Imposter Syndrome & paying it forward [16:34]
Speaking up about mental health [21:18]
Ageing in Hollywood [22:51]
Audience Question: Common misconceptions of Hollywood [25:30]

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➡️ More about Jason’s work: https://www.themoviedb.org/person/973-jason-flemyng

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