Bob Odenkirk, a comedian and actor best known for his role as Saul Goodman in “Breaking Bad,” was at the Cinemas Palme d’Or on Saturday to participate in a Q & A after the screening of latest movie “Nebraska.” Steve Mason moderated.
In the black-and-white dramedy directed by Alexander Payne, Odenkirk plays the son of Bruce Dern, an ornery Montana man who believes he’s won a million dollars and starts walking to Lincoln, Nebraska to claim it. He eventually wrangles his other son played by Will Forte to drive him there and along the way his entire family comes together in a small Nebraska town where he grew up.
Dern, 77, will receive the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
June Squibb plays Odenkirk’s mother and Dern’s long-suffering wife who delivers some unforgettable humorous moments.
During the Q & A, Odenkirk talked about Dern’s critically acclaimed performance, why Payne decided to film in black and white and of course his Breaking Bad success that has led to a spin-off called “Better Call Saul.”