This week's episode tells the story of actor and director John Polson and features some of the biggest names in Hollywood's Gumleaf Mafia. The A Listers, including Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett were all together in Sydney recently for Polson's 'Tropfest' event which has risen from unlikely origins in a corner cafe to become the biggest short film festival in the world. Polson reveals that his teenage years were marked by delinquency, expulsions from school and several brushes with the law. But he caught the attention of a casting agent and suddenly emerged as a successful young actor, going on to direct some of the world's best known TV dramas and becoming an all round influence broker - a man of whom it is said 'Everybody knows him, or wants to know him'.
26 March 2012 (Australia)
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