That Aaron Paul race-across-America movie didn’t deliver, but “Birdman” is an Oscar nomination, possibly an Oscar win, for the former Dark Knight/Beetlejuice.
He plays a version of himself, a fictional, demented, desperate version of a guy who used to be a big deal and knows he isn’t any more. It’s a funny, revealing and brittle turn, brave and heedless of danger.
But getting an honest answer out of him about his first reaction to the script, getting an admission that he knows this is how people perceive him — downcast, bitter, irritated at the whole Superhero thing? That could be tricky. Having interviewed his touchiness before, I am wary.
But you shouldn’t be. Always looking for suggested lines of questioning. Got some ideas? Comment below, and thanks for the help.