The Sundance Film Festival has always helped define actors and directors or redefine those who choose to expand their resumes. As the film festival draws to a close, here are the Lucky 13 (in alphabetical order) who have caught new or renewed buzz after their films debuted in recent days:
Mark Duplass, actor – Your Sister’s Sister and Safety Not Guaranteed
In addition to acting, Duplass writes, directs and produces. The joke is that he’s the “Sundance It Girl” with three films here. He wrote the screenplay for Katie Aselton’s Blackrock and produced the film with brother Jay Duplass. As an actor, Mark has won insider praise for his roles in the remaining pair: as a grieving slacker in In Your Sister’s Sister and a person being chased by journalists over time travel in Safety Not Guaranteed. It’s a long way from both Duplasses first coming to Sundance back in 2005 with The Puffy Chair.
Directed by Leslye Headland, Fisher was handed a juicy role in this dark indie tale of three friends on the eve of a BFF’s nuptials. Isla plays a mess: sniffing, drinking and smoking anything in sight. But her character’s antics were the source of many laughs at the film’s premiere Monday night. Her career has run the gamut in TV and film but hasn’t been box office so maybe she should stick to her specialty credentials.
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