Did You Know?
[In a 1984 interview] To anyone, providing they had a passion for it. It's very tough to get a movie made, and you better really love what you're doing, or you'll fall by the wayside. But if you love what you're doing, it is the most thrilling and satisfying profession in the world.
In "Hollywood Animal: A Memoir", Joe Eszterhas
claims that Sherry Lansing, the boss of Paramount Pictures, asked him to issue a statement that he supported Paramount's hiring of William Friedkin
as director for his Jade
(1995) script. Friedkin was Lansing's husband, and she wanted protection from charges of nepotism. He issued the statement. In truth, Eszterhas did not want the former ...