Alex Stein is Carl Sagan
Alex Stein as Carl Sagan
Who is Alex Stein:
Alex Stein is a Virgo.
He is a writer, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and lover of the Northern Lights. He’s the author of the essay collection NO, MR. BOND, I EXPECT YOUR DREAMS TO DIE and can be seen all over Los Angeles in bars, coffee shops, and theaters telling stories of longing, loss, and triumph.
Favorite Career Highlight:
Showing my Iditarod documentary MUSH to a full house at the Anchorage International Film Festival.
What is one thing you learned about the character you played?
You don’t have to choose between wonder and logic (and if you welcome both into your life, wonderful things will happen).
Have you ever done yoga or eaten kale?
Yes, and yes. And even quinoa.
Who is Carl Sagan?
Carl Sagan was Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. Sagan was a popular and influential figure in the United States, he was controversial in scientific, political, and religious circles for his views on extraterrestrial intelligence, nuclear weapons, and religion. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, and Voyager spacecraft expeditions to the planets, for which he received the NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. Sagan received the Pulitzer Prize and the highest awards of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, and many other awards, for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment.