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[on what it takes to be a provocateur] I never think I'm creating anything controversial, and I'm always surprised when it is. I'll admit, when I first started and was doing "Nip/Tuck," I was really trying to sort of make a statement about hedonism and narcissism and sexuality, and I spent half my day fighting battles on that show. I had huge standards problems, and I'd have big fights with [FX's...
He's famous for getting in touch directly with the actors he admires and wants to cast, proposing characters and assuring he would tailor them if needed.