David Foster Wallace

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Eleven years ago, the novelist delivered one of the all-time best commencement addresses. Here's the backstory.
The actor talks Oscar buzz, playing David Foster Wallace and success.
"I was at a point in my career where this is what I was looking for."
What does it tell the generations of women and people of color who have watched hundreds of movies about true to life straight white men become geniuses in the span of 120 minutes, but no one who looks like them?
Why have we chosen to move further and further away from Wallace’s brilliant work?
If F. Scott Fitzgerald was alive today and writing, his income would be roughly half a million dollars a year. In his prime writing days, Fitzgerald was pulling in well over ten thousand dollars a year on short stories alone.