As I wrote when I posted my video interviews with Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal, currently playing in limited release is Fox Searchlight’s Crazy Heart. Originally scheduled for release next year, Fox Searchlight has mounted an impressive last minute campaign to get the film into theaters as they’re trying to get Jeff Bridges his long deserved Oscar.
In Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges stars as the anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.
While the story of a musician overcoming his demons has been told many times, the buzz surrounding Jeff Bridges performance is well deserved. He’s great as Bad Blake and I think it’s a sure bet he’ll be nominated for an Oscar. So to help promote the film, I recently got to speak with Robert Duvall. We talked about his amazing career and what movies he always gets recognize for, why he wanted to make Crazy Heart, the struggle to find money for indie films, and a lot more:
- What’s the one or two movies he always gets recognized for
- How has he been able to have such a great career in Hollywood
- Don Quite talk
- How did he come to Crazy Heart
- Talks about the struggle to find money for indie films