He directed the Off Broadway production of Beth Henley's hit comedy, The Miss Firecracker Contest, which ran originally at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and later moved to a commercial run at the Westside Art Theater. It ran from May, 1984 to January, 1985. The production starred Holly Hunter, who repeated the role in the film ...
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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 Swing Shift
(1984) was the first movie where I had a make-up person start to draw in hair on my head because I looked too bald. I had no idea what she was doing, and she said, "Honey, I can see your skull". And that's when it dawned on me that I was going to end up being one of those bald character actors. But that was the first film where they started drawing hair. They still thought it ...
To develop a plotline for the 1986 film True Stories
(1986) he and rocker David Byrne
once stared wordlessly for two hours at Byrne's wall. On the wall were hundreds of pencil drawings of ideas for the film by Byrne. That very night, he wrote a thirty-page treatment for the film and was soon hired as a writer.
Often plays egomaniacal characters