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How J. C. MacKenzie became one of Martin Scorsese's go-to character actors

The Canadian character actor tells us what it's like working with Scorsese, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino. 
Canadian actor J. C. MacKenzie with host Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
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Canadian character actor J. C. MacKenzie has played small but pivotal roles in several of Martin Scorsese's films, including The Departed, The AviatorThe Wolf of Wall Street and most recently, The Irishman. MacKenzie joined host Tom Power live in the q studio to tell us what it's like working with the legendary director, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino. 

You can see MacKenzie in Scorsese's Oscar-nominated film The Irishman on Netflix now. His new horror series, October Faction, premieres on Netflix on Thursday, Jan. 23.


Download our podcast or click the 'Listen' link near the top of this page to hear the full conversation with J. C. MacKenzie.

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