MVP of the Week: Dev Patel

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Copyright Columbia Pictures 2015
Copyright Columbia Pictures 2015

British-born actor Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Newsroom) is competing with himself this week as the star of two big releases.

In the sequel “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” he returns as Sonny Kapoor, the ever-optimistic proprietor of the title accommodations. His business plan: “To outsource old age.” His vision: “To create a home for the elderly so wonderful that they will simply refuse to die.” His motto: “Everything will be all right in the end… if it’s not all right then it’s not yet the end.”

And in “Chappie,” he plays the inventor of the title robot. I’m especially looking forward to his next film, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” about mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

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