I saw The Dallas Buyer’s Club over the weekend – excellent movie by the way – and I was so busy paying attention to the storyline that I completely forgot that our boy Adam Dunn had a cameo in the film as a bartender.
The film was so strong it will win many Oscars, and Adam Dunn will be present at those awards most likely.
The slugger has an invite, a ride and a reason to attend the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, but he wouldn’t go if the team has an issue. Dunn said Monday that manager Robin Ventura has spoken with him about the trip, but Dunn hasn’t made up his mind.
Dunn is part of the production company Truth Entertainment that helped to create “Dallas Buyers Club,” which is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture. Matthew McConaughey is up for Best Actor, and Jared Leto is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Dunn has two scenes but no lines in the movie that also is up for Best Original Screenplay as well as achievements in hair and makeup and editing.
To my knowledge, Dunn didn’t hold a speaking part in the film and there was no straight on shot of him that makes you say ‘my gosh, that’s one of baseball’s best sluggers’. But it’s pretty cool to know that Adam Dunn made an appearance in one of the best films of 2013.
Let’s hope Dunn’s follow up performance in the 2014 season ends with similar rave reviews. We want Dunn to go out strong!