That first movie gig is special for any actor. Then again, landing a starring role opposite the hunky Colin Farrell and the tremendously talented Robin Wright Penn and Sissy Spacek could be a newcomer's worst nightmare! Luckily for theater thesp Dallas Roberts, the aforementioned A-listers were a dream to work with on the set of A Home at the End of the World (now in limited release).
"For a guy who is making his first movie — and with bona fide movie stars — there was some trepidation about how I was going to do," the soft-spoken Roberts admits. "But [they all] made me feel very calm and very much like I was doing a good job, and that it was alright to be a little weirded out by all this."
After multiple auditions with director Michael Mayer and producer Tom Hulce, Roberts learned he'd won the part at a tricky time. "I was actually about four minutes from going on stage [in the Off-Broa
At last! After all the hoopla, Colin Farrell's new indie film, A Home at the End of the World, opens today in New York and L.A. The movie was penned by Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer-winning scribe behind The Hours, and Farrell turns in some very moving performances. Too bad preview audiences felt the most moved by Farrell's rousing display of full-frontal nudity! This led to Home's filmmakers cutting that particular scene from the film. Even so, our inquiring (and slightly dirty) minds wanted to know exactly why they'd sacrifice Colin's attention-grabbing money shot, which was bound to pack theaters across America?
"There are various stories circulating about the excising of Colin's d---," the cheeky Cunningham tells TV Guide Online. "The true story is simply this: As Colin started [promoting] the movie, it was all anybody wanted to talk about.
"He called [director] Michael Mayer and said, 'I believe in t