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Michael Fassbender's big head in 'Frank,' a counterpoint in TMZ era
Michael Fassbender's big head in 'Frank,' a counterpoint in TMZ era

Modern movie stardom is dependent on many things, but perhaps none more so than well-known, good-looking faces appearing in new films. So what would make a high-profile actor decide to spend most of a movie wearing a cartoon face that renders him unrecognizable? And apart from a sense of masochistic mischief, what would prompt someone to make a movie with just that conceit? It's a question that will be running through your head with Magnolia Films' release Friday of a new indie dramedy "Frank," directed by the Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson and starring Michael Fassbender. "Head" is a key word, since Fassbender — of course famous as Magneto in...

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