Alternate Titles: No Pay, Nudity
Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane
Lester Rosenthal (Gabriel Byrne) has spent his whole life as an actor in New York waiting for his big break in Hollywood. But his last big job was some years past, and he now hangs around the Actor’s Equity lounge with his colorful, yet out-of-work actor friends. With a stalled career fraying Lester's very last nerve, and his beloved dog, Barry, having to be put down, Lester descends into an even deeper depressive slump. But a role playing the Fool in a local home town production of King Lear may teach Lester that there are still small pleasures and modest successes to be derived from life.
A light and frothy story of rediscovering your dreams and the meaning of what it is to fail or succeed in your art — and in your life.