Margolis later maintained a consistent presence in the works of filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, including his 1998 debut Pi and the ballet horror Black Swan. Oz, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Gone Baby Gone (among others) were also fortunate enough to have benefited from Margolis’ talent.
In an extensive one-on-one with fellow Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul alum Jonathan Banks in 2016, Margolis looked back on the early days of his career, including his discovery of acting teacher Stella Adler.
“I came to New York and went to this great teacher, Stella Adler,” he said. “Some people hate her. I used to say, if god is a woman, this is him.”