John Hawkes: 'To be a good actor, I need to be invisible'

John Hawkes has no interest in money, being famous or giving interviews. Sadly for him, the success of Winter's Bone and his latest role as a disabled man trying to lose his virginity mean he'd better get used to all three

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
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