Oscar nominee, Oscar nominee, Oscar nominee, Kat Dennings, Oscar nominee….
The difficulties of the business are hard to understand from the outside. Sometimes, very talented people have a fragile aspect to them, and it‚Äôs easy to send them off course. An actor can easily slide one way or another. One day, you‚Äôre celebrated, and the next, you‚Äôre out of the business. After ‚ÄúDiner,‚Äù Mickey and I tried to work together on a movie about Jerry Lee Lewis, but it didn‚Äôt happen. I didn‚Äôt see him during the time he was struggling, but then about two years ago, I saw Mickey, and I could tell he was trying to turn things around. I thought he was wonderful in ‚ÄúThe Wrestler.‚Äù If you look at the film in a simplistic way, it‚Äôs about a talented guy who hits bottom. That mimics Mickey‚Äôs life in many ways. But although there‚Äôs a lot of Mickey in that character, he gives the movie an emotional gravity that is never one-note. Mickey can do things with great simplicity: he carries the movie with enormous grace.