Drive Star Albert Brooks Does a Bad, Bad Thing
Albert Brooks slays his way into becoming a best supporting actor contender for playing killer Bernie Rose in the gritty indie “Drive,” directed by Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn. Over the phone, we had a serious talk about the comedy of anger.
Thelma Adams: So, Albert, when did you put it in “Drive”?
Albert Brooks: I got a call that this Nicolas was in town for three days. They sent me the script, saying “Albert’s looking for an interesting bad guy and he should read this.” I knew Ryan Gosling was on board, and I had seen “Bronson” and I really liked it, and we did this weird little dance. “Why do you think you should do it?” he asked. I said, “You can use the same six people everyone uses. Then, everybody knows what’s going to happen. It’s always nice in the first 10 minutes when you don’t know what the character is going to do.” Read on at Yahoo! Movies “The Reel Breakdown.”