Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and actor Dwight Henry arrive at the premiere of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" at the Joy Theater in New Orleans on June 25, 2012.
As it was for Wallis, "Beasts" was the first acting role for Henry, a baker whose shop was across the street from the film's production office. On a lark he went for an audition, and to impress his prospective leading lady brought boxes of goodies. "She looked at the boxes, the big, beautiful eyes opened up, and she smiled," Henry told CBS News' Michelle Miller. "And I knew I had the part. I knew I had it!"
No only did he get the part; Henry won the Best Supporting Actor Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.