Coming as something of a surprise from a man who excels at turning fact into silver screen entertainment, Mangold is not as much of a fan of research as you might expect. In fact, he thinks too much research can be a bad thing.
"A whole lot of research can really get in your way. There can be as many versions of Lee Iacocca as you can find books. Speaking as a director of actors, I've seen overly researching get majorly in the way. You aren't playing the real person, you're playing the character in service of the story. You can't carry any