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There are so many rules in Hollywood. I'm not allowed to talk to extras. If I do, then suddenly they can claim higher pay. One time somebody fooled me. He asked: "Shall I stand like this?" I said "OK" and then it was done. The extra got pushed higher up in the system and got three times as much pay.
It was his background as a director for commercials he got his first job in Hollywood, and he has continued to direct commercials in-between his feature films. In October 2004 he directed a series of commercials for Sky TV, starring John Travolta (meant for the Italian market).