Patton Oswalt on His ’12 Years a Slave’ Audition, ‘Walter Mitty’ Role

Originally posted on Variety:

Patton Oswalt is many things to many people. To most, he’s known as the funniest comic working today, whose routines will never allow you to look at “Star Wars” or KFC’s Famous Bowls in the same way again. To others, he is an outstanding dramatic actor, having delivered powerhouse performances in films like “Big Fan” and “Young Adult” as well as on the FX series “Justified.” To the child in all of us, he will always be Remy, the culinary rodent in “Ratatouille.” Then there’s Oswalt the performance artist: the man who once stood perfectly still for three minutes during the opening scene on “King of Queens,” has elevated Twitter to an art form, and penned thoughtful, moving essays on everything from heckling to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Even Oswalt admits that his fan base is becoming “more complex” every day. “I know people who like ‘King of Queens’ might…

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