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WATCH: 'Fruitvale Station' Star Michael B. Jordan Talks to Indiewire's Awards Season Spotlight

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 12, 2013 at 11:51AM

As part of Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight, actor Michael B. Jordan discussed his role in Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station," which has been scoring love from critics awards groups as a first-time feature, and for Jordan's breakthrough performance. Check out some video snippets, below.
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As part of Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight, actor Michael B. Jordan discussed his role in Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station," which has been scoring love from critics awards groups as a first-time feature, and for Jordan's breakthrough performance. 

The film centers on the last 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant (played by Jordan), who was shot point-blank by an Oakland BART police officer in 2009. Jordan's co-star Octavia Spencer told Indiewire:

"Michael's performance is analogous of a master gemcutter polishing a rare diamond, intensely focused and precise, resulting in an exquisite and sparkling jewel. Working with him was truly a gift." 

Check out some video segments from Jordan's interview, below.


On giving humanity back to Oscar Grant:

 

 

On meeting Oscar Grant's family:

 

 

On getting recognition, from the acting community to Cannes:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.