Big Fan

(2009)

In a startling performance certain to be talked about, comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "King of Queens") makes his dramatic-lead debut as Paul Aufiero, an obsessive New York Giants fan whose chance encounter with his hero unexpectedly ends in violence. The darkly funny drama, which co-stars Kevin Corrigan ("The Departed") and Michael Rapaport ("True Romance"), was lensed by acclaimed cinematographer Michael Simmonds ("Goodbye Solo").

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IndieWire has revealed the nominations for th 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, which will be held on Monday, November 30 and is the first major awards ceremony of the awards season. Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker and Robert Siegel's Big Fan both lead the way with three nominations apiece, with both up for Best Feature. The complete list of nominations are below.

Big Fan was released August 28th, 2009.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Patton Oswalt Is a ‘Big Fan’

Patton Oswalt has been making us laugh for years, whether it be from his long-running stint on the hit comedy The King of Queens or his hilarious stand-up comedy special or his roles in films like Reno 911!: Miami, Balls of Fury or his voice role as the culinary rat Remy in the Pixar hit Ratatouille. As funny as the man is, we get to see a whole new side of his acting chops as the lead character Paul Aufiero in Big Fan, which will be released on August 28 in New York City and will expand to Los Angeles and other markets on Septemeber 11. We were able to speak exclusively with Oswalt about his new film (and a few tidbits about The Informant!) as well, so click below on our exclusive video interview to see what Oswalt has to say.

Big Fan stars Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz and was written and directed by Robert Siegel (screenwriter of The Wrestler) and will hit theaters in New York City on August 28 and Los Angeles and other select markets on September 11.

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Watch the ‘Big Fan’ Trailer

Yahoo! Movies has made the trailer for Big Fan (starring Patton Oswalt) available. So click below to have the biggest laugh of the summer...

In a startling performance certain to be talked about, comedian Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) makes his dramatic-lead debut as Paul Aufiero, an obsessive New York Giants fan whose chance encounter with his hero unexpectedly ends in violence.

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In a story from Variety, it seems that First Independent has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Big Fan.

The film was written and directed by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler).

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