Oscar Roles: Ruehl, Mercedes in The Fisher King

Mercedes Ruehl, who won a supporting Oscar for playing a video store owner who nurtures a burned-out radio talk-show host (Jeff Bridges) in “The Fisher King,” recollected that success has not come easily to her. However, “in light of the Oscar, all of these sort of doleful memories transform themselves into amusing and charming anecdotes for my memoirs.”