Movies on the menu – the Oscar winner that’s got a Calgary restaurant all fired up

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WATCH ABOVE: There was definitely a personal connection to the Oscars for a lot of film industry people in Calgary. As Gil Tucker shows us, for one Revenant actor, the big night livens things up back at his day job – Feb 29, 2016

Working in a restaurant has long been a reliable fallback for actors between jobs.

And now the success of Calgary performer Chris Rosamond’s recent film has put “movies on the menu” at the restaurant he helps manage.

Rosamond played a trapper in “The Revenant”, which received honours for best director and best actor at Sunday night’s Academy Awards show in Los Angeles.

It’s recognition that’s well-deserved, according to Rosamond.

“It was a great experience to work with that caliber of cast and that director” he said.

Rosamond holds the distinction of playing the first character to die in “The Revenant”, killed by an arrow in the opening scene, which led to some memorable moments on the set.

“All the arrow stuff was (computer-generated)” Rosamond said.

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“But I fell into a real fire. Before every take they would put gasoline on my pants, so when I hit that fire I would spark up pretty good”.

“And then on the fifth take, when we finally nailed it, the whole crew and the director and everyone was screaming,” Rosamond recalled.

Another highlight was flying south to attend the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles.

“That was pretty special”.

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