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 feel in a peculiar way like an astronaut when I'm making a film. I shed all my humanistic characteristics when I'm working. I don't eat a lot, don't sleep much and, other than what I'm addressing in the film, don't carry on too many conversations. I'd like to be able to do other things, to contemplate what I'll do next, after we've finished shooting for the day, but I can't.
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