‘Almost Famous’: Watch Patrick Fugit Put Frances McDormand’s Acting Tips to Work in a Deleted Scene

‘Almost Famous’: Watch Patrick Fugit Put Frances McDormand’s Acting Tips to Work in a Deleted Scene
Patrick Fugit was just 16 years old when he was cast as the lead in Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical “Almost Famous,” a part that not only demanded the first-time film actor appear in nearly every scene, but that he frequently share it with such masters as Frances McDormand and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Fugit was clearly up for the task, and his work as wide-eyed would-be rock journalist William Miller remains one of his signature parts, and one he still remembers quite fondly.

As the film hits 4K this week — complete with a Crowe-supervised transfer, the inclusion of both the theatrical cut and the so-called “Bootleg” cut (Fugit’s favorite), and a wealth of bonus material — Fugit looked back on the experience, which includes getting some casual tips from McDormand, who plays his mother in the film and went on to earn her then-third Oscar nomination for the role as the uptight Elaine Miller.
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