Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Another 3 wins & 2 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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I pursued film because I thought this was the coolest job. I loved the idea of working with writers and musicians and photographers and actors at the same time. It sounds corny but the opportunity to work with Robert De Niro
was a dream come true for me. I truly am happiest in a working environment where I can encourage and create surprises.
He was originally going to direct Rain Man
(1988) but abruptly bailed when production was due to start due to "creative differences". Spielberg stepped in but left after a few months, followed by Sidney Pollack who eventually left as well, leaving the project without a director until Barry Levinson