Seneca Crane exclusive interview from “The Hunger Games” Wes Bentley - My Big Break Documentary.
My Big Break is an interesting documentary about five roommates trying to make it in Hollywood who face the unexpected consequences of fame. The five roommates consisted of one aspiring filmmaker and four struggling actors which include: Brad Rowe (Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, Shelter), Chad Lindberg (October Sky, The Fast And The Furious), Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) and a fourth actor, Greg Fawcett, who didn’t find fame or fortune like his buddies yet. More
Filmmaker Tony Zierra and Actor Chad Lindberg of the documentary My Big Break join us on Film Courage to share with us their true and remarkable Hollywood story, that of three actor roommates who rose to stardom in the early 2000’s (Chad Lindberg, Brad Rowe, & Wes Bentley). We learn whether it was fate or not that brought them together, whether one can sustain a Hollywood career without a ‘big break,’ and why Hollywood doesn’t want you to see this film. More…
In 1995 I moved to Hollywood with the intention of making movies. Despite the typical and endless obstacles I managed to make a low-budget feature, but it ended up being a disaster. I naively trusted a predatory distributor (unfortunately there are plenty of those in L. A.) and quickly lost everything. I wound up living on the street.
Within a few months I was back on my feet and ready to give it another try. I
found a job and a cheap place to live with a bunch of rowdy, struggling actors in a house we called “Masselin”. I got to crash on the living room couch, which made my rent affordable. More
WES BENTLEY OF THE HUNGER GAMES
AFTER SUBSTANCE ABUSE NEARLY DERAILED HIS CAREER, THE FORMER TEEN IDOL IS BACK IN A BIG WAY IN SPRING’S MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTER.
INTERVIEW BY LAURENCE LOWE,PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC RAY DAVIDSON
He became an overnight sensation thanks to his era-defining role in 1999’s American Beauty; then, a drug-addled cautionary tale. But the 33-year-old actor is sober now and back in the saddle with the thriller Gone and the hotly anticipated sci-fi film The Hunger Games. Here, he dishes on chilling with Lenny Kravitz, what he said to make Heath Ledger throw a laptop out a window, and how he finally got clean once and for all.
What makes a former local child star leave his hometown and go in search for that screen moment that will make him a global icon? What makes a mailroom guy ditch his clerical prospects in hopes of becoming the next Brad Pitt? What makes a Juilliard drop-out determined to succeed in a place where so many fail? more
Riki Lindhome talks about My Big Break in her interview with Nick Thune — at minute 0:44:52.
Check out this interview from “The Cutting Room Floor” with Chad Lindberg and Tony Zierra - hosted by Casey Ryan.