3 wins & 4 nominations.
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Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.
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I first saw the original film over 20 years ago, and it intrigued me; haunted me, really. There was a suggestion in the old movie of what might be a great story, but it was a story that had yet to be discovered. We had to start from scratch because rather than do a remake I wanted to explore an element that sparked my interest.
He was originally going to direct Rain Man
(1988) but abruptly bailed when production was due to start due to "creative differences". Steven Spielberg
stepped in but left after a few months, followed by Sydney Pollack
who eventually left as well, leaving the project without a director until Barry Levinson