A Pilgrimage to the Creepiest Location in 'No Country for Old Men'

The A.V. Club's 'Pop Pilgrims' series digs up the story behind an iconic scene from the Coen brothers' film, shot 20 miles outside of Marfa, Texas. 

This episode of Pop Pilgrims, a travel series from The Onion's A.V. Club, digs up the story behind an iconic scene from the Coen brothers' film, shot 20 miles outside of Marfa, Texas. The star of the segment is Chip Love, the manager of the Marfa National Bank, who was drafted for a part in No Country for Old Men despite having no acting experience (with the exception of a role in The Wizard of Oz in high school, he says). "Nobody I know will ever see this movie!" he thought, and agreed to play a victim of Javier Bardem's cattle gun. The film went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Directing, and Writing. Kyle Ryan, who hosts the episode, tells the full story here

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