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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My first day on Groundhog Day
(1993), Bill Murray
shook hands with me and said, "Hello, nice to meet you - now show me what you're going to do". I jumped into a few enormously energetic moments of "Ned Ryerson" and Bill held up his hand. "Fine, fine, you can do that", he said. "It's funny". Bill walked away. I then asked the director, Harold Ramis
, if I should play "Ned" a little more down to ...
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