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Jack Huston is the man behind the mask of HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'

November 28, 2011 | 12:57 pm

Jack Huston in "Boardwalk Empire"

Jack Huston has a lot to hide when he plays gangster Richard Harrow in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" — particularly his face.

A tin mask with an eerily painted eye, spectacle and mustache covers Huston's face when he plays Harrow, a horribly disfigured veteran of World War I. Although Harrow is outwardly sensitive and vulnerable, his gentle nature is counterbalanced by his viciousness as a coldblooded killer.

The role has been a breakthrough for Huston, who is part of a prominent show business family — he is the nephew of Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston, and his maternal grandfather is legendary director John Huston.

"Taking this one has been a master class in acting," said Huston of his portrayal.

For more on Huston and "Boardwalk Empire," read this feature.

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Photo: Jack Huston as Richard Harrow in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." Credit: Macall Polay/HBO.

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