So, Sundance has started (yesterday) and though our Ryan is not there this year, well, we can find a way to talk about him and one of the movie he presented there.
So far Ryan attended the Sundance FIlm Festival in Park City 3 times.
In 2001 for The Believer.
In 2003 for The United States of Leland
In 2010 for Blue Valentine.
From the banner you can clearly understand the argument of the post is The Believer (or Danny Balint in France).
This was Ryan first tough role and to me it's one of his best interpretation so far. If you have not yet watched it... don't waste time and watch it.
I was saying, the movie was premiered at Sundance Film Festival back in January 2001 and won the Gran Jury Prix, though it never had the success it deserved.
Indiewire did a chart of the movies that won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize in the last 31 years "and ranked them from worst to best (and yes, it says "Best to Worst," but the opposite just reads weird in a headline: it's not the end of the world, y'all!)".
The Believer is #6:
I have a movie I hope it could win the Sundance this year. I will keep my finger crossed.