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Ben Foster arrives at Kill YourDarlings TIFF premier.

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

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

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Actor Ben Foster on Becoming a True Gentleman in David Lowery's 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

An interview with BlackBook magazine:
Well, [Ain’t Them Bodies Saints] was a great film. How did you come onboard and was there something that immediately attracted you to it?

My buddies produced it. I was thinking of doing a movie that’s also coming out called Kill Your Darlings, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to, and so I called up Jay [Van Hoy] and Lars [Knudsen] and asked what they had going on. They’re my pals and I love what they’re after and they said, well actually, there’s a short film we want to send you called Pioneer by David Lowery and then they sent me the script. I read it that day and wanted to do it.
Had you been familiar with David’s work prior to that?

No, but I really responded to the short and loved the script. It felt to me an unreleased Willie Nelson record.
via Details

Ben Foster to star in Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic

The picture will follow Armstrong’s story from his fight with testicular cancer in 1996 to his admission earlier this year that he used performance-enhancing drugs, sparking a scandal that destroyed his reputation and cost him a number of lucrative sponsorship’s.

Film School Rejects has an informative article about the Armstrong biopics currently in the works, and speculation about where this film fits in.