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[on working with Johnny Depp
and Marlon Brando
on Don Juan DeMarco
(1994)] Johnny wanted to work with Marlon a whole lot. Obviously, I did not have Marlon Brando in mind when I wrote the film. I felt like I was watching probably the greatest actor now working passing the torch on to the greatest actor in his 30s. They're both instinctive actors. Although they'll discuss on an intellectual level ...
The works of Fyodor Dostoevsky
have twice provided the inspiration for Leven's screenplays. Leven's The Gambler was based on the story of Dostoevsky's writing of his novella of the same name (Dostoevsky wrote the story under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts) and was filmed by Rob Reiner
as Alex & Emma
(2003). Leven's script The Double, about a man whose life is taken over by his ...