I ran into Wallace Shawn at the National Theater where a new play of his has opened. For the highbrows, Shawn starred in and co-wrote the film by Louis Malle, “My Dinner With Andre.” He also wrote two other produced plays, “Aunt Dan and Lemon” and “The Designated Mourner.”
For you lowbrows, as an actor he was in “The Princess Bride,” did the voice for Rex in the Toy Story movies, and Gilbert Hufh in “The Incredibles.” He has also has an on-going part in “Gossip Girl” on television.
We ran into each other and were mobbed by fans at the National Theater. We were overwhelmed by fans seeking our autographs and he handled it well when most of the people were seeking mine.