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A real-life legend gets real low
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Get Low is the only American film competing this year for the Golden Shell, and retells the legend of an eccentric character from Tennessee, who decided to organise his own funeral while he was still alive in order to avoid having to confess the facts that had led him to turn away from society for forty years.

The star of the film, Robert Duvall, thinks that his role as Felix “Bush” is an important character and a perfect role for him to play at this stage of his career. The veteran actor claims that he had simply let the text and script guide him, which is all you need when it’s good. He read through it several times at the house he has in Argentina and he recovered the southern accent his father had for the role.

“I want to find roles that surprise me, and contemporary cinema, especially independent films, can offer you really good ones.The problem is finding money for funding,” he said.

Robert Duvall was clearly delighted to be back in San Sebastián and as for the possibility that he could be nominated for an Oscar in Hollywood, he said that awards didn’t really matter for him; “what is important is doing a good job.”

 

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