Australian actor Damon Herriman has played his fair share of psychotic roles. He’s been a white supremacist in Justified, a schizophrenic in Flesh and Bone, and a gay murderer in Quarry. Now comes his biggest psychotic role yet, playing Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
The 48-year-old actor will appear in the film – about what went down with the Manson Family murders – opposite fellow Australian actor Margot Robbie and alongside such Hollywood luminaries as Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio, Al Pacino and Burt Reynolds.
Herriman has definitely come a long way since playing an innocent little kid in classic family soap ‘The Sullivans’.
“It’s not intentional but I just have played a lot of bad guys,” the actor told SA Weekend in 2016. “It’s bizarrely a reversal of the first half of my career when I could only get cast as nice guys, a nerd, or the best friend kind of role.”
Though playing Charles Manson is as dark a role as an actor can get, Herriman’s star is certainly looking bright. Antonino Tati