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Sterling’s Patton Oswalt starting to make something of himself

Former Sterling resident and Broad Run grad Patton Oswalt with co-star Charlize Theron at the New York premiere of “Young Adult,” for which Oswalt is getting early award nominations. (AP)

And now that he’s hit the big time — voice of Remy in “Ratatouille,”star of the disturbing film “Big Fan,” and getting Oscar buzz for his supporting role in “Young Adult” — he sends a check for $2,500 to the Broad Run debate and forensics team every year, Richards said.

That doesn’t mean he necessarily loved the high school experience, Oswalt told Chaney. “Do you remember a single day of high school where you came home and went, ‘Yeah, that was all right’?” he told Chaney. But he uses that experience to inform his character in “Young Adult,” stuck in adolescence at 43, reunited with old pal Charlize Theron. In the movie, not at Broad Run.

Read the rest of Patton’s interview with Chaney here. Here’s the trailer:

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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