3 wins & 3 nominations.
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Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.
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[on directing Gigli
(2003)] There was an atmosphere on the set that encouraged us to explore the funny side of Gigli's dilemma. Not so much the joke-funny side, but the serious-funny side. There are moments when the characters are flipped out about some horrible thing that's happened to them, which turns funny when a certain insight emerges. That's the kind of observation we were always looking ...
He was originally going to direct Rain Man
(1988) but abruptly bailed when production was due to start due to "creative differences". Steven Spielberg
stepped in but left after a few months, followed by Sydney Pollack
who eventually left as well, leaving the project without a director until Barry Levinson