In 2013, Zach Avery’s acting career was starting to pick up. After appearing in a succession of short films and a couple of features that went nowhere, he’d gotten his big break: Playing (uncredited) a Nazi medic alongside (in the loosest sense of the term) Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in “Fury,” which did well enough for itself in spite of being a World War II tank epic rather than the first installment of a new Marvel Comics Universe series about Nick Fury.

But Avery, née Horwitz, was smart enough to know that sometimes big breaks come of nothing, as indeed his has: Of the nine movies he’s been in since “Fury,” I recognize precisely zero. So that same year he played a bit part as a baddie in a big-time Hollywood production, he also started a film distribution company, 1inMM Capital, just in case.

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