R | | Biography, Drama, Music
A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.
Thadeus A. Thomas was a real Yellow Pages salesman who wandered onto the set one day and tried to sell the cast and crew Yellow Page ad space. Gus Van Sant was so intrigued by him he asked him to appear in the film.
Then one day he thought the way to make money there are a lot of people who had exotic backgrounds in vaudeville. There was a Chinese magician named Ching Ling Foo who was doing really well. So Billy Robinson sort of disappeared and he resurfaced as...
Throughout the film Blake plays guitar both left handed and right handed. (Kurt Cobain - on whom Blake is reportedly based - played left handed.)
$306,933 (France) (20 May 2005)
$454,711 (USA) (26 August 2005)
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