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Matthew Lillard Reddit AMA: Actor Talks 'SLC Punk!,' Calls Himself A 'Blue Collar' Actor

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If you haven't seen "SLC Punk!," starring Matthew Lillard, then you may not want to read any further -- although, you should really consider adding it to your Netflix queue, poseur -- because the following includes some pretty heavy spoilers.

The 1999 comedy-drama follows two punks from Salt Lake City, Stevo (Lillard) and his best friend, "Heroin" Bob (Michael A. Goorjian). However, the film takes an unexpectedly dark turn when Bob accidentally overdoses on pain medication and alcohol. When Stevo discovers that his best friend is dead, he breaks down, resulting in one of the most heartbreakingly brutal scenes in Lillard's career.

"It's the proudest moment of my acting career," wrote Lillard, during a Reddit AMA. "We shot that scene before lunch and I had nothing. Everyone went away, I stayed in that little room and worked myself into a frenzy ... When it was time to start after lunch I was ready to loose [sic] my shit."

As for Stevo's now infamous line -- "Only posers die, Bob!" -- that was improved, according to Lillard. "Everyone behind the monitor was crying," he wrote.

Lillard, who starred alongside George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," also commented on the current state of Hollywood, calling himself "blue collar" and "replaceable," writing:

Hollywood use to be run by artist and people who loved artist... people who wanted to make movies for all the right reasons. For the love. the Art. To tell stories. YEs to make money as well, but it was about both. NOW i feel, it's mostly about bottom line and making money. Supply and demand dictates you pay what the market dictates... how much do you have to pay someone to be in a George Clooney/Alexander Payne film? NOTHING!! Because everyone in the world wants to be a part of it. Therefore you pay nothing. And that continues until you become something they need... I'm not that kind of actor. I'm blue collar and very replaceable.

For more from Lillard, head over to Reddit.

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