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Aaron Wolff Stars in "A Serious Man," But Focuses on Being a High School Student

October 14, 2009

At first glance, Aaron Wolff’s bedroom screams teen: mound of dirty clothes, hefty history textbook, the collected Calvin and Hobbes. The full-page newspaper ad for “A Serious Man’’ taped to his wall? Not so much. But Wolff’s decorating quirk is understandable: The 15-year-old sophomore has a plum role in the new Coen brothers film, appearing as pot-smoking, Jefferson Starship-loving, “F-Troop’’-obsessed Danny Gopnik.

Prior to filming “A Serious Man,’’ he’d had no professional acting experience. His resume read like any youngster’s who is capable of carrying a tune better than the next middle schooler: Michael Darling in “Peter Pan,’’ coroner and commander of the flying monkeys in “The Wizard of Oz,’’ Conrad Birdie in “Bye Bye Birdie.’’ Read More