Ben Foster and Robin Wright attending the premiere of Kill Your Darlings at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Ben Foster and Robin Wright attending the premiere of Kill Your Darlings at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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New Kill Your Darlings still from the official facebook page.

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New Kill Your Darlings still from the official facebook page.

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Watching “Love, Marilyn” and Ben Foster’s “portrayal” of Norman Mailer is making me crush on both him and the author himself. Lawd.

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Watching “Love, Marilyn” and Ben Foster’s “portrayal” of Norman Mailer is making me crush on both him and the author himself. Lawd.

Ben Foster attends The Cinema Society screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints with girlfriend Robin Wright.

Ben Foster at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s cinemaFest.

Ben Foster at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s cinemaFest.

Ben Foster at BAMcinemaFest

Ben Foster at BAMcinemaFest

Ben Foster at BAMcinemaFest for a screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

Ben Foster at BAMcinemaFest for a screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

The Cinema Society screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

The Cinema Society screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints screening and afterparty in NYC

Ben on indies vs. Hollywood movies

Indiewire talked to Ben about his upcoming releases, prepping his directorial debut with Oren Moverman, and his acting range.

Indiewire: You’ve managed over your career to deftly straddle both indies and Hollywood fare. Which world do you feel most comfortable in as an artist?

Ben Foster: There are different strengths and weaknesses, but I feel like it would be unfair to generalize it as it usually is by saying “Well, you gotta do one for them and one for you, gotta pay rent, wink, wink.”

Actors are incredibly well paid, less so in the last five to 10 years, but it really comes down to who are you working with, is what makes the project. If you have more toys it doesn’t make it a better movie, and just because you don’t have a trailer doesn’t make it a more authentic film. It’s who are you working with and how do you communicate with one another.

Longtime friends and Lone Survivor co-stars Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch attend a screening for the film Prince Avalanche.

Longtime friends and Lone Survivor co-stars Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch attend a screening for the film Prince Avalanche.

Ben Foster as Patrick Wheeler in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Ben Foster as Patrick Wheeler in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Foster acts like a badass in real life. As Dispatches was walking into the darkened theater, Foster was walking out at a fast clip, and he didn’t slow. He just kept getting closer and closer, until he was up in my face. I called him on it. “I’m sorry,” he demurred, as if he wasn’t. “I just don’t like to watch my own films.” Dispatches flashed back to other great young actors I’ve met over the years who had similar bravado—Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger. I felt the chill of greatness.
Jeffrey Slonim, Gotham Magazine