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Nina Dobrev Praises Damian as Rob Ford in Run This Town – March 10, 2019

SXSW Film Festival

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2019

At the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Toronto native Nina Dobrev shares why she is so proud of Run This Town and praises Damian Lewis for his portrayal of Rob Ford. Watch the video here.

Mena Massoud also gives insight into watching Damian transform into Rob Ford here.

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Damian Lewis in Run This Town: A First Look – Nov 19, 2018

Ford Nation of Toronto

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | November 19, 2018

Rob Ford was no ordinary mayor. He was regularly involved in controversy from 2010 to 2014 as he ran the city of Toronto. Ford was, in particular, repeatedly videotaped and photographed while intoxicated in public, culminating in his being recorded smoking crack cocaine as reported by the Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle of the Toronto Star. The Star won the Michener Award, one of the highest distinctions in Canadian journalism, for the investigative journalism.

“The Toronto Star exposed Ford’s public drunkenness, boorish behavior, abuses of his office, and existence of a video of him smoking crack cocaine accompanied by members of drug gang. The Star did not waver as the mayor countered every story with vehement denials and attacks.”

And the police investigation the scandal triggered resulted in Ford losing most of his mayoral powers in a quite undignified way. Continue reading Damian Lewis in Run This Town: A First Look – Nov 19, 2018