Speaking of Paul Clayton, it is good to say that Justin Timberlake takes a ‘method’ approach to acting, intensively researching every facet of the life of the character he is playing.
This comes throughly strongly in a recent interview:
‘Joel and Ethan [Coen] and I talked about a look for [my character] Jim. We found this picture of Paul Clayton who was an Irish folk singer…’
Of course, Clayton was a hugly important American folk Singer & collector, who was born in New Bedford, Mass. Not sure if he was ever in Ireland in his life.
Well, Clancy/Clayton…close enough, so who cares?