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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Stephen Tobolowski | Steven Tobolowsky
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[2011, on landing Basic Instinct
(1992)] I had auditioned for Paul Verhoeven
three months before to play some different part in the movie. And Howard Feuer
, the casting director who did Groundhog Day
(1993) and cast me in In Country
(1989). He was also the casting director of Basic Instinct
(1992). Again, in terms of a crime of opportunity, Howard Feuer called me up at home and said, "Stephen, ...
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