Actor Bruce Greenwood is no stranger to portraying real life people on the big screen. The actor is probably best known for playing President John F. Kennedy in the 2001 Cuban missile crisis film Thirteen Days. Since then he has gone on to appear in a array of films including Capote, I'm Not There, the current hit comedy Dinner for Schmucks, National Treasure: Book of Secrets once again playing a US President, Star Trek portraying the original Captain of the U.S.S Enterprise and most recently he even played the voice of the Caped Crusader in the direct-to-DVD animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood. Now, Greenwood returns to his dramatic roots, again playing a real life person in the new independent film Mao's Last Dancer, which is based on a true story and opens in theaters on August 20th. We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Bruce Greenwood about the new film, playing a real life person, finding the film's lead and the art of ballet. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below:
Adaptation of the bestselling Australian novel Mao's Last Dancer, based on the autobiography of dancer Li Cunxin (Chi Cao), who escaped China toward the end of the Cultural Revolution and later migrated to Australia. A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.