Sunday, January 15, 2012

P.S. Film Fest Actor of the Day--Day 10

Val Louren talking about Sal Mineo's life after a screening of the film. Copyright 2012 Matthew Bamberg
This is Val Lauren, James Franco's old buddy from acting school.

He plays the lead in Franco's "Sal," about a broken down gay actor who starred in "Rebel Without a Cause" with James Dean.

Franco directed the film, a Noir story of the last day of Sal Mineo's life. Tragic it was the movie steps through his last hours (much of them spent at the gym).  He has nothing left but a one bedroom apartment after making millions of dollars two decades before.

At the screening, Franco and Louren talked about how Mineo died, a random killing where he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.