Video Flashback: Ryan Reynolds on the Fine Art of Acting Alone in Buried

The eight months between Buried's world premiere at Sundance and its release tomorrow couldn't have flown by fast enough: The ingenious Ryan Reynolds thriller -- set entirely inside a coffin buried somewhere in Iraq, where American contractor struggles against time (and oxygen, and... well, no spoilers) to arrange his rescue -- was one of the fest's most harrowing and memorable surprises. And not least for Reynolds' performance, which this week quietly entered the Oscar sweepstakes. After the jump, flashback to the Buried premiere, where Reynolds (along with director Rodrigo Cortés and screenwriter Chris Sparling) elaborated on the agony and ecstasy (but mostly agony) behind one of the best roles of his career to date.

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