Sumary of Riz Ahmed: The deaf community taught me that listening is something you do with your whole body:
- From learning American Sign Language to mastering playing the drums, Riz Ahmed knew his role in Sound Of Metal would be a challenge..
- Now he has become the first Muslim to be nominated for the Academy Award Best Actor category, as a result of his incredible performance in the drama..
- Considering how much of a wordsmith Ahmed is (he also a rapper and performs spoken word poems), portraying someone who has their communication almost completely taken away was understandably a big shift..
- The feature – directed by Darius Marder, who also co-wrote the script – follows Ruben and Lou (Olivia Cooke) who are not only a couple, but also make loud, frenzied and passionate music together, and are travelling gig to gig on an endless American tour..
- says the Mancunian star, who has had leading roles in Steven Spielberg Ready Player One, and ITV drama Vanity Fair….