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Tye Sheridan on ‘The Tender Bar,’ How George Clooney Directs with an Actor’s Perspective, and His Personal Connection to the Script (edited)

With director George Clooney’s The Tender Bar now streaming on Prime Video, I recently got to speak with Tye Sheridan about making the film. Written by William Monahan and based on Pulitzer Prize-winning writer J.R. Moehringer’s memoir of the same name, the Massachusetts-set drama explores the relationship between the fatherless J.R. (Sheridan) and his uncle (Ben Affleck), as they bond at a bar overflowing with colorful patrons. The film also stars Lily Rabe, Ron Livingston, Christopher Lloyd, Max Martini, Briana Middleton, Max Casella. Daniel Ranieri plays the young J.R.
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Tye Sheridan on Seeking to Democratize VFX for Content Creators Through Wonder Dynamics

Tye Sheridan’s banner year included back-to-back features Voyagers for Neil Burger, The Card Counter for Paul Schrader and the latest, The Tender Bar for George Clooney. But he closed out last year by snagging headlines for off-screen work, too. Sheridan is co-founder of Wonder Dynamics alongside VFX expert Nikola Todorovic and in December, the startup confirmed it had raised $9 million in Series A funding from investors including Epic Games and Samsung. The influx of cash will help propel the development of Wonder’s AI-driven production platform that is designed to democratize VFX for content creators. At Tender Bar’s December premiere, Sheridan detailed...
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Getting Behind The Tender Bar With Lily Rabe and Tye Sheridan

Accuracy in a biopic can come down to the smallest recognizable detail. Like the brown cord jacket that aspiring writer J.R. (Tye Sheridan) wears - the uniform of the freelance reporter, somewhere between casual and businesslike. "Jenny Eagan," said star Lily Rabe, giving tribute to the film's costume designer. "She's amazing."
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‘The Tender Bar’ Press Conference: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd

Producing partners Grant Heslov and George Clooney attempted to purchase the film rights to The Tender Bar 15 years ago, immediately after Heslov read the memoir. They were unsuccessful back then, but eventually the script landed at Amazon and former co-head of movies at Amazon Studios Ted Hope reached out to inquire if Heslov and Clooney were interested in being involved.
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Texas Native Tye Sheridan Talks New Film ‘The Tender Bar’ with Co-Star Lily Rabe

Now playing in theaters, the George Clooney directed picture also stars Ben Affleck and Christopher Lloyd. The Tender Bar is a story that oozes with sweetness. Directed by George Clooney and based on the best-selling memoir by J.R. Moehringer, the film set in the 70s tells the tale of a fatherless boy named J.R. (Tye Sheridan) who’s raised by his mother (Lily Rabe) and her family of colorful characters. Despite the abandonment of his father there’s no shortage of love in J.R.’s upbringing, which primarily takes place between the run-down home of his grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) and the cozy bar owned by his wise and witty Uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck).
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Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan talk about 'The Tender Bar'

"The Tender Bar" from Amazon Studios is a coming of age story with a lot of heart and a lot of star power both on the screen and behind the scenes. FOX 7 Austin's Casey Claiborne talks to two the stars of the film.
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‘The Tender Bar’ stars Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan talk directors, playing complex characters, George Clooney

“The Tender Bar,” directed by George Clooney and based on the memoir by J.R. Moehringer, follows an aspiring writer, J.R. (Tye Sheridan), from childhood to his senior year of college at Yale. Living out of his grandfather’s house with his single mother (Lily Rabe), J.R. strikes up a fatherly relationship with his Uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck), who frequently takes him to the bar he manages.
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Interview: Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe (‘The Tender Bar’) talk small towns, role models, working with George Clooney and Ben Affleck

The Tender Bar is about the childhood of novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, J.R Moehringer. We see J.R in two forms, in his adolescences by Daniel Ranieri and into his older form by Tye Sheridan, with both struggling with the absence of his father, substituting his uncle Charlie in for that missing parental figure. But the constant in his life is his mother Dorothy, played by Lily Rabe, who moves J.R and herself back into her childhood home and surrounds her son with a loving support system to help him grow further in life than she did. This is the strongest aspect of George Clooney’s film, the bond between mother and son, and it’s done effortlessly by Sheridan and Rabe.
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Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan Attend The Tender Bar Premiere

The Tender Bar is a film by director George Clooney starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, and Christopher Lloyd. Based on the memoir of J.R. Moehringer, the film follows a fatherless boy who grows up with his mom and her family as he tries to pursue his dreams. The Los Angeles premiere was held on December 12, 2021 at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and the cast was in attendance to promote the film.
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Wonder Dynamics, Startup Building AI Tools for Film and Metaverse Founded by Ready Player One Star Tye Sheridan, Raises $9M Series A Round Led by Horizons Ventures and Epic Games, Samsung Next, Founders Fund

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2021-- Wonder Dynamics, a startup developing AI powered production tools, announced today it has raised $9 million in what it called a “highly strategic” Series A round. The funding was led by Horizons Ventures with participation from Epic Games and Samsung Next. This press...
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Tye Sheridan, Nikola Todorovic AI/VFX Startup Wonder Dynamics Raises $9M; Epic Games, Samsung Investors

Wonder Dynamics, a startup founded by Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan and VFX expert Nikola Todorovic that aims to lower the cost and level the playing field for visual effects, raised $9 million in a Series A funding round that included Epic Games and Samsung as investors. An initial funding round last spring raised $2.5 million for the company that’s developing AI-powered tools for filmmakers to produce VFX and CG elements faster and at a significantly lower price point. This latest cash raise was led by Horizons Ventures. Along with the high-wattage new investors, existing backers including Founders Fund and MaC...
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