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Patton Oswalt, Big Fan

The rotund stand-up is winning praise for his dramatic role as an
obsessive, child-like New York Giants fan in href="">Big Fan, the
directorial debut of The Wrestler scribe Robert Siegel. Oswalt, who really is named after World War II General George Patton,
is best known as a semi-regular on the sitcom King of Queens. But he's a serious
student of film, and compares his off-putting but fascinating
character in Big Fan to 70s movies that are also off-putting
but now classics: Coppola’s The Conversation, Rafelson’s King of
Marvin Gardens
and Huston’s Fat City (23 minutes).


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.