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Beasts of the Southern Wild is unlike any film Oprah has ever seen. Learn more about the movie; then tune in for her interview with the director and the stars of the film August 26 at 11 a.m. ET/PT.
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How a Local Baker Became the Leading Man
While casting Beasts of the Southern Wild in their New Orleans office, Benh and his team often satisfied their sweet tooth across the street at the Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Café, an establishment owned by Dwight Henry. Eventually, Benh realized the perfect man to play Wink, a dying father preparing his daughter for life without him, was right in front of him the whole time. Benh and his team convinced Dwight to take on the role despite the fact he had no previous acting experience.
Published on August 20, 2012