Amazon’s Sound of Metal features a heavy-duty lead performance, so where have you seen the cast before? Take a look at our cast and character guide.
The Sound of Metal cast features a heavy-duty lead performance from Riz Ahmed, so where have you seen him and the supporting cast before? The critically-acclaimed film by Darius Marder received a theatrical release in November 2020, and will debut on Amazon Prime on December 4.
In Sound of Metal, a drummer name Ruben plays in a heavy metal band named Blackgammon with his girlfriend Lou. Just as they’re about to begin a nationwide tour, Ruben realizes that’s he lost the majority of his hearing, and discovers that he’ll most likely be completely deaf in the near future. Still, the drummer hopes for the best, and visits a rehab facility that’s focused on mental health. As life becomes more difficult, Ruben – a former drug addict – learns to appreciate moments of stillness.
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Ahmed, the star of Sound of Metal, is a Golden Globe-nominated actor but not quite a household name. In a supporting role, one of the Ready Player One headliners co-stars as Ruben’s girlfriend, Lou.
Riz Ahmed As Ruben Stone
Riz Ahmed stars as Ruben Stone, a drummer who loses his hearing. Ahmed is best known for portraying Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and for his Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Night Of. Ahmed also portrayed Carlton Drake in Venom and Elias Rahim in The OA.
Olivia Cooke As Lou
Olivia Cooke co-stars as Lou, Ruben’s girlfriend and bandmate. Cook portrayed Rachel in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Art3mis aka Samantha in Ready Player One. She also appeared as Emma Decody in Bates Motel.
The Sound Of Metal Supporting Cast
Paul Raci as Joe: A rehab leader. Paul Raci has appeared in Goliath and Baskets.
Mathieu Amalric as Richard Berger: Lou’s father. Mathieu Amalric portrayed Louis in Munich and Dominic Greene in Quantum of Solace. He’s also well-known for his starring role in the 2007 film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Tom Kemp as Dr. Paysinger: Ruben’s doctor. Tom Kemp portrayed Stan Chandler in Manchester by the Sea and Asa Melvin in Little Women.
Lauren Ridloff as Diane: A sign language teacher. Lauren Ridloff portrays Connie in The Walking Dead. She’ll soon appears as Makkari in the MCU film The Eternals.
Chris Perfetti as Harlan: Chris Perfetti portrayed Brady in Looking and Ben in In the Dark.
Hillary Baack as Hannah: Hillary Baack portrayed Eve in The East and Sharon in Little America.
Shaheem Sanchez as Shaheem: Sound of Metal marks the movie debut for Shaheem Sanchez.
William Xifaras as Michael’s Father: William Xifaras has appeared in Castle Rock and Defending Jacob.
Chelsea Lee as Jennifer: Sound of Metal marks the movie debut for Chelsea Lee.
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