Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ilia Volok in "The Soloist" (2009)

Ilia Volok (Dr. Viktor Adler/Master Org, Wild Force) hit the big screen in the critically-acclaimed hit film "The Soloist" starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. earlier this year. The film is based on a true story and follows journalist Steve Lopez (played by Downey Jr.) who meets Nathaniel Ayers (played by Foxx), a brilliant musician who is living on the streets with a serious mental illness. Volok appears in flashbacks during the movie, playing Harry Barnoff, who meets and takes a young Ayers under his wing and instructs him on his music as a teenager at the Cleveland Music School Settlement. Steve Lopez phones Barnoff after meeting Ayers and Barnoff relays the talent behind Ayers' music. This was a small, yet pivotal role in the film.

"The Soloist" is available on DVD

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