Stephen Dorff feels Sofia Coppola ''rediscovered'' him and feels he is ''cool again'' since she cast him in new movie 'Somewhere'.
Stephen Dorff loves being "cool again".
The actor has seen interest in career take off again following his role as lonely rockstar Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's new film 'Somewhere' but is upset his mother is no longer around to witness his success.
He said: "The reaction has been massive. I've done more interviews than ever before.
"Sofia and I have been friends for a long time and she approached me. She rediscovered me - she made me cool again.
"Now I have amazing roles coming to me, all because of her.
"And it's weird, I lost my mum two years ago and now here I am finally playing a role she would have loved to see me play. That broke my heart."
The 37-year-old star has been out of the spotlight for a long time since his 90s hey day, but insists he has continued working throughout his years in the Hollywood wilderness.
He added: "I've been here - I've been working my a*s off. The ups and downs of the business are hard. At one point there was so much hype about me. Then I made a bunch of movies for the money that I didn't like and nobody saw.
"Then I did 'Blade' and Hollywood started to see me as the bad guy, but that soon gets old too."