Liev Schreiber on playing a real person in 'The Bleeder' and returning to TIFF

In The Bleeder, Liev Schreiber tackles the role of real-life boxer Chuck Wepner, who inspired the film Rocky and was known not for winning but the way he lost fights. The film co-stars Liev's wife, Naomi Watts, and actress Elizabeth Moss, and made it's debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10. We caught up with the actor on the TIFF 2016 red carpet, where he told us about the pressure of playing a real person and what it means to return to the high-profile festival. Canadian director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) also spoke to the actor's work in the biopic.

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