Linn and Tarantino met three more times before Linn was cast as Tennessee Harry.
“Quentin has more enthusiasm than anyone I've ever met. There is always some kind of chase scene or action scene going on inside his head,” Linn said.
The director told Linn that though he didn't know exactly what he wanted him for, he would get something.
When Linn got the “Django Unchained” script, he discovered some of the funniest scenes were meant for him.
Then, the director did something strange.
“Quentin told me that he liked the scene so much he wanted to be in it, too, and that he would also be taking some of my lines,” Linn explained. “So, you'll know the scenes when you see them. We'll be on the screen with Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. The scenes may not be long, but you will remember them.”
Linn's career seems to be that way. No matter what he does, people remember him.
“It's not my movie. I'm just happy to be in the movie. I mean it's the most anticipated movie of the rest of this year,” he said. “It's a dream come true.”
Linn has a smaller role in “Devil's Knot,” a drama directed by Atom Egoyan. It's the story of men charged in the murders of three young boys in West Memphis.
“I don't have a big role, but it was wonderful to work with Atom. He is an actor's director,” Linn said. “I play kind of a villain in it.”
Revisiting his life
Linn was happy to be back in Oklahoma City, and is happier to find a place to keep all his mementos.
“I was looking around my house at my stuff, and I realized I have some stuff that is in storage and I don't have anywhere to keep it all,” he said. “This way, I can keep them out in public.”
And, maybe one day, something of his will inspire someone to become an actor.
“I can't wait to go through all the stuff in storage and reliving the memories.”
He may have to wait a bit before he starts his walk down memory lane.
He has a meeting scheduled Thursday with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for a project with them.
“I'll be flying home Wednesday and reading lines,” he said. “It's what unemployed actors do.”