is no stranger to a box-office hit, as the star of “The Hangover
,” “Silver Linings Playbook
” and “American Sniper
.” But “A Star Is Born
” is his most personal work yet. He not only plays the lead, a rock star named Jackson Maine who falls for a talented singer he meets one night at a bar (Lady Gaga
), but he also directed, produced and co-wrote the script. On Nov. 29, he’ll receive the American Cinematheque Award to honor his achievements on the big screen.
Did you see a lot of movies growing up?
I went all the time. Movies stayed the theaters for six months back then, so I’d see a movie eight times. It was just part of my life. When I was young, Comcast
had just come to Philadelphia, so we had Prism
and they were playing movies all the time. And then I