The "Justified" star shares why his FX series soared and how conservative actors have to be extra careful in the Age of Trump.

Actor Nick Searcy can thank Tom Cruise for landing the meanest role of his then-young career.

Searcy’s appearance in Cruise’s “Days of Thunder” helped him snare the part of the abusive spouse in the 1991 dramedy “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

The “Justified” standout hasn’t stopped working since.

Getting those big breaks, though, didn’t happen overnight. Searcy tells the story of his early days in the theater in the latest HiT ‘cast. He also shares how he found his conservative voice thanks in part to Andrew Breitbart and why his FX series captured southern life like few other shows or films.

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Actor Nick Searcy and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart

Searcy promises the upcoming “Gosnell,” which he directed, won’t simply preach to the conservative side of the aisle. And don’t miss his William Devane impersonation.

Listen to “HiT Episode 34 Nick Searcy” on Spreaker.

Check out Nick’s feisty, funny and unapologetically conservative Twitter musings @YesNickSearcy

The actor will soon appear in the following films:

The Shape of Water

The Best of Enemies

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

You also can see him now via “Landline,” co-starring Tom Arnold.

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