Celebrity Interviews

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky: Writer-director of Pi (1998), The Wrestler (2008), and Black Swan (2010), Aronofsky spoke to me early in his career upon the release of Requiem for a Dream (2000), for which he co-wrote the adaptation with author Hubert Selby.
David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg: Director of such films as Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), and Naked Lunch (1991) discusses his approach to films upon the release of eXistenZ (1999).
Hampton FancherHampton Fancher: Screenwriter of Blade Runner (1992) and its upcoming sequel, he talks at great length about the tribulations and high drama of working with Ridley Scott. The interview was done upon the release of his feature directorial debut, The Minus Man (1999).
Lynn Hershman LeesonLynn Hershman Leeson: A groundbreaking conceptual, installation, and performance artist who moved into feature filmmaking, Leeson discusses her first feature, Conceiving Ada (1997), one of the very first efforts to use entirely digital sets.

John MiliusJohn Milius: This legendary Hollywood figure, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now (1979), and writer-director of Conan the Barbarian (1982), discusses his long career, and his participation in a 1999 documentary about John Ford’s The Searchers (1956).
John Cameron MitchellJohn Cameron Mitchell: Writer/director/performer of the cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) talks at length about the film and its development upon its release.
Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie: The director of Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels (1998) goes into depth about crime, violence, and filmmaking, in an interview conducted at the very beginning of his career.
Gary RossGary Ross: Before he directed The Hunger Games (2012), Ross wrote such films as Big (1988) and Dave (1993), then went on to write and direct his first feature, Pleasantville (1998). Here he explains in great detail his approach to storytelling and screenwriting.