February 5, 2012 7:31 PM

Actor Tim Blake Nelson breaks character for ‘Big Miracle’

An Oklahoma native, character actor Tim Blake Nelson has played more than his share of slow-speaking, sometimes slow-witted drawlers on the big screen. But in his latest film, “Big Miracle,” he plays the smartest guy in the room, a wildlife biologist who explains whales and the arctic to the media and other naive newcomers in a movie about those three stranded-under-the-ice whales that the world came together to save back in 1988.

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