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When studios entrust big Hollywood blockbusters to strong, intelligent directors, like Steven Soderbergh
or Sam Raimi
[Spider-Mans 1 and 2] or Alfonso Cuarón
[the latest Harry Potter], I say 'God bless 'em', because those films will have legs and might stand the test of time. But if they rely on just product, like two examples from this year, Van Helsing
(2004) and Catwoman
(2004) - I'm glad they...
Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Directors Branch) [2005-]
Frequently uses actual people in roles of minor characters in his movies (real life policemen for policemen, real life restaurant servers for servers, real life teachers for teachers)