Cinema: Beyond The Fringe

TRUE BELIEVER Directed by Joseph Ruben; Screenplay by Wesley Strick

James Woods is not exactly an obscure actor. The man has actually had an Academy Award nomination, among other show-accolades. But compared with every Tom, Jack and Dustin, he is truly one of the unsung actors in movies today.

His cult knows where to find him: playing fringe characters in fringe features like Videodrome and, just a couple of months ago, portraying a man succumbing to the twin addictions of ambition and drugs in The Boost. His Oscar nomination was for Salvador, a feverish performance of Yanqui journalism confronting Latin revolution...

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