Almost as soon as movies could talk, they were making films about the gangsters who came to prominence by supplying liquor to thirsty Americans who didn't believe in the nanny-state laws against alcohol known as Prohibition.
"I had to gain 40 pounds," the actor told VanityFair.com about the Lawless role. "That was probably the most physically arduous; you know, I've never had that kind of weight on my chest before. It's something to get used to."
John Hillcoat's new film, Lawless, premiered at Cannes this week, with a star cast including Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hardy, and co-written by Nicolas Cage, the director's longtime friend and collaborator in Australia.