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At one of his regular New York haunts, the film-maker explains why he loves risk-taking and the British sense of humour

Arriving at Balthazar in New York's SoHo, there is a lunchtime crowd hovering near reservations, a combination of wide-eyed tourists who want a glimpse of real New Yorkers, and the pushy New Yorkers who want to avoid the tourists. Being a pushy New Yorker, I squeeze my way to the front.  I mention Morgan Spurlock and the maître'd nods. "Yes," he says, handing over menus to the hostess. "His table is ready."

I follow the hostess through the cavernous room which is modelled after a Parisian café – deep red banquettes and shiny brass rails. I'm told Spurlock likes the large, circular booth and yes, he comes in often. Later, he'll explain his emotional connection to Balthazar; it's where he celebrated the success of Super Size Me, his 2004 documentary about »

- Ariel Leve

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