If you haven't heard of John Hawkes, or don't recognise him from the photo, that's the way he likes it. He values anonymity in a way that is – how to put this delicately? – inconvenient, for someone who happens to be the leading man in a film that's this year's Little Miss Sunshine, or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: the feelgood festival hit that is set to bring home a decent haul this awards season.
The film is The Sessions and it's just another everyday Hollywood love story involving a man, a woman… and an iron lung. It's based on the true life of Mark O'Brien, who was