A classic Western film set in Oklahoma Territory in 1906, “Henry” tells about 57-year-old Nelson, a widow with a teenage son. He is far from the rest of society and only has one brother-in law who lives in a nearby ranch.
Henry almost died when he saw a man (Scott Haze from “Venom”), and hid him with a saddlebag stuffed with cash. A group pretending to be the law refused to give them his location.
Henry is not a farmer like we thought. This revelation changed Henry’s life and forever changed his relationship with his son.
“Why did they make the gargoyle the main character of their film?” Nelson was joking on the Venice outdoor tennis court the day after the Venice Film Festival’s world premiere.
“I’m actually making dinner for my wife, and my children,” he said. He has three sons. Henry is available for play!
“I was immediately struck by the offer to play Henry. This is a little strange. I realized that no one had ever allowed me to play such an old part. I agreed.
This is a practical character. Henry lifted the body and galloped on horseback to kill varmints. Nelson did all of it, with the exception of one long-range shot of an unidentified stuntman crossing the horizon.
“I enjoy the challenge of a character that tries to suppress his true self. But failed. I am an actor and want to experience the feeling.
I spent five months prepping for this. Potsy (Ponciroli is a writer and director). All this is to learn about a person and make him look like this person. The person who speaks and lives like this person almost seems to be without a camera.
There are many ways to make a career work. Nelson worked with Coens (“Brother, Where Are You”, “The Song of Buster Scruggs”) and teamed up in “Nightmare Alley” with Bradley Cooper (Bradley Cooper), in November Starring. How does he do this?
“As actors in entertainment, people are so casually terrifying to each other. They casually disrespect each other and are motivated by conceit. You can make a difference by being decent.
“You do your job. It is possible to have a very rewarding career.