The Big Short Star Byron Mann’s Haute LA Secrets

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If you head to a movie theater today, you’re going to see Byron Mann. Mann, the star of AMC’s HELL ON WHEELS, star alongside Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell in Adam McKay‘s biographical comedy-drama The Big Short, a film about the financial crisis of 2007-2010. Mann, who is from Hong Kong and Vancouver (and who actually received his law degree before becoming an actor) has also appeared on projects such as Street Fighter, Arrow, The Man with the Iron Fists and Rise of the Legend. Here, this rising star shares his insider’s guide—his “haute secrets”—to Los Angeles. 

Left to right: Byron Mann plays Mr. Chau and Steve Carell plays Mark Baum in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises
Left to right: Byron Mann plays Mr. Chau and Steve Carell plays Mark Baum in “The Big Short” from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk © 2015 Paramount Pictures

Where were you born:  Hong Kong

How long in LA:  20 years

Neighborhood:  Westwood 

Occupation:  Actor/Producer

Favorite Restaurant:  Hollywood Thai Restaurant in Hollywood

Best Sushi: Nobu

Best Italian: Osteria Mozza 

Best dessert: Thai dessert Ruam Mit

Best place for a romantic date:  Sunset at Manhattan Beach 

Best Sunday brunch: Hotel Bel-Air brunch

Best place for a power business meeting: Chateau Marmont (hands down)

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?  Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Tiffany’s

Best Spa:  Burke Williams

Favorite Charity Event: PATH (People Assisting The Homeless)

Favorite Cultural Event: Thanksgiving

Favorite Cultural Institution: Getty Museum

Best Steakhouse: Lawry’s

Best Pizza: Sotto 

Best Lunch: The Ivy 

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Burn Fitness

Best Massage: Lomi Lomi massage

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber (hands down) 

Best Museum/Exhibit: Getty Museum

Describe your city in three words: Sunny, Pioneering, Spread-out 

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Huntington Museum

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles:  Santa Monica

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: It’s a city of “Firsts” – Everything happens here first.

Byron Mann plays Mr. Chau in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises
Byron Mann plays Mr. Chau in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk © 2015 Paramount Pictures

Credits for lead photo: 

Photographer: Diana Ragland

Groomer: Mishelle Parry

Wardrobe Stylist: Jordan Grossman

Stylist Asst: Bria Stone

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