Griffin Dunne is one of those men who have had plenty of experience on both sides of the camera and is set to appear alongside Matthew McConaughey in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew had to lose an incredible amount of weight for the role and Griffin claims that his performance is fantastic.
Dunne explained to Collider, “It really was extreme. It was a daunting privilege to watch. Matthew’s skin was translucent. I could see the skull right through it. That kind of commitment, to play a guy who’s that sick, was incredible. You just couldn’t take your eyes off it.”
He added, “It transcends acting. It was just being. He was weak. The stuff I had with him was when his character is most sick, so once my part was finished, he was able to start to eat normally again. It was an amazing experience. It certainly wasn’t something I felt like I could do.”
As well as starring Matthew McConaughey and Griffin Dunne, Dallas Buyers Club also stars Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Steve Zahn. Dalas Buyers Club is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, based on the screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack and still in the process of filming.