My Big Break

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 7.7  (133)

My Big Break is a 2009 documentary-style film that follows the lives of four aspiring actors as they attempt to make it big in Hollywood. The film is directed and narrated by Tony Zierra and features interviews with several successful actors and industry professionals. The four actors at the center of the film are Wes Bentley, Chad Lindberg, Brad Rowe, and Greg Fawcett. Each of them has had some level of success in the industry, but they are all still struggling to make a name for themselves.

Bentley is perhaps the most well-known of the group. He had risen to fame in 1999 with his role in American Beauty, but had since struggled to find work that matched that level of success. Lindberg had appeared in films like The Fast and the Furious and October Sky, but had yet to really break through as a leading man. Rowe had starred in films like Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss and Shelter, but had not achieved the level of fame he had hoped for. Fawcett was the most unknown of the group, having only a few small credits to his name.

The film follows the four actors as they go about their daily lives, auditioning for parts and trying to land a big break. It also delves into their personal lives, exploring the challenges and struggles they face as they try to pursue their dreams.

Throughout the film, the actors discuss the highs and lows of their careers, sharing stories of their successes and failures. They also give their opinions on the industry as a whole, discussing the various challenges they face and the aspects of the industry that they find most frustrating.

In addition to the four main actors, the film features interviews with several successful actors and industry professionals. These interviews offer insights into the inner workings of the industry, as well as advice for aspiring actors looking to break into the business.

One of the key themes of the film is the idea of luck and timing in the industry. The four actors at the center of the film all acknowledge that success in Hollywood often comes down to being in the right place at the right time. They also discuss the importance of perseverance and hard work, and the need to keep pushing forward despite the many obstacles they face.

Overall, My Big Break offers a fascinating look at the world of Hollywood and the struggles that aspiring actors face. Through the personal stories of the four main actors, the film offers insights into the ups and downs of the industry, as well as the determination and resilience required to make it as an actor.

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    7.7  (133)