‘Hunters’ – How Zack Schor played Pacino character as a young man

One character, two performances

Zack Schor of ‘Hunters’ on Amazon

Q: How did you and Al Pacino work out the character of Nazi hunter Meyer Offerman, whom you both played at different ages in Amazon’s “Hunters”? Did you coordinate performances?

A: It’s a good question. The truth is I didn’t have the advantage of seeing what he was going to do before I did my work. And I really just invested in playing Meyer in his thirties as honestly and as truthfully as I could and was confident that the rest of it would work itself out. So I didn’t necessarily invest a lot of energy into trying to match Pacino’s performance mostly because I didn’t have access to it. I didn’t see him shooting, I didn’t get to watch the footage. You know, it was all kind of happening in real time and he was shooting in one place while I was shooting somewhere else. So like I said, I just invested all of my energy in playing the character as honestly as possible.

Q: Did you get to meet or see him at all?

A: I actually have not met him yet just because we never shot together, so we were always – it was a busy shooting period and we were always kind of on different sets in different places. But I understand that he’s lovely and obviously does incredible work and I anticipate that I will meet him at some point soon with all the events around the show.

George Dickie

George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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