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Tim Blake Nelson on reuniting with the Coen brothers for Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Nearly two decades after O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He tells us why it's one of the toughest roles he's ever had.
Tim Blake Nelson is Buster Scruggs in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a film by Joel and Ethan Coen. (Netflix)
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Tim Blake Nelson has appeared in Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe Incredible Hulk and Lincoln, but he's probably best known for playing Delmar in the Coen brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Nearly two decades after that film, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which comes out on Netflix this Friday.

For his latest role as the crooning cowboy Scruggs, Nelson had to learn how to play the guitar and spin pistols. He talks to Tom Power about why it was one of the toughest roles he's ever had.

Produced by ​Ben Edwards


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