Tim Blake Nelson on Why an Actor Prepares

WATCH: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” Netflix star reveals his process.

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Multi-hyphenate actor Tim Blake Nelson—star of the Coen brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and HBO and Damon Lindelof’s highly anticipated “Watchmen”—knows the importance of creating opportunities for yourself and being patient for the long haul. Speaking with Backstage, Nelson recently recalled his experiences in playing the titular character in the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated feature and what he’s learned from writing and directing himself. In the Backstage Bit clip above, Nelson discusses how he prepared for “Buster Scruggs” and shares his belief that “an actor is responsible for the history of any action.” Watch the video above to see exactly what he means, and what actors should take away from it.

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