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What is the best job in the film industry?

The best job is that one that no one’s been asking. And I don’t want to be the one to do it. You will have your own opportunities eventually. For example, in our industry, you need to be an athlete and a bodybuilder before they’ll put you on your list. Then you need to be a bodybuilder before they’ll put you on their list because you have to be very fit and healthy. And you have to be very smart, very intelligent. You have to be a guy who’s seen it, who’s been on TV, who’s done it. But they’ll take your idea if the money will support it. So, there are a lot of people that, even just being in the movie business, it makes them look very smart and sophisticated for being a movie person.

Do you ever go into a movie and think, ‘Oh, that’s going to go to a very rich guy? Because he’s going to be very generous with his money?’

Oh, all the time. And sometimes, it’s good. For example, my friend who I saw in the film I Just Married last month, he had a friend who’s an executive producer at Paramount, and all the money they were investing in him was going to him directly. And that’s not just a joke, those people are really good producers. I don’t think he should have been taken on like a kid in a candy store, because he’s good. He’s a good producer.

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What’s your most expensive purchase? I’ve gone on vacation in New Zealand and got a whole bunch of travel. I’m spending all of my money and not bringing home so much. And one day, I had a friend who’s in the film business, and he was coming to the States to try to put together a team, which is what many people come out there for. The big question is, “Why are you coming?” and if you have more money and you know what you’re doing, you bring it home, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, you don’t. I’m in my 40s and I don’t know what I’m doing. And I really don’t. There are a lot of people in their 60s who come to the States to do business. And the one thing that really bothers me about that, especially now that I’ve reached that age, is that the idea I need to be