'The Sessions' star John Hawkes on new film, Midwestern roots - FOX 32 News Chicago

'The Sessions' star John Hawkes on his new film and Midwestern roots

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Actor John Hawkes is no stranger to Oscar buzz.

Nominated for an Academy Award his performance as Teardrop in "Winter's Bone," critics are once again raving about the Minnesota native for his role in "The Sessions," opening in theaters Oct. 19.

The film is based on the life of poet Mark O'Brien (Hawkes), a man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity with the help of a sexual surrogate (Helen Hunt).

"Good Day Chicago" producer Jason Cooper sat down with Hawkes during the actor's recent stop in Chicago to chat about the film and his Midwestern roots.

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