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By James Frey

On the age of 23, James Frey awakened on a aircraft to discover his entrance tooth knocked out and his nostril damaged. He had no inspiration the place the airplane used to be headed nor any recollection of the previous weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for 3, he checked right into a therapy facility almost immediately after touchdown. There he was once advised he may both cease utilizing or die ahead of he reached age 24. this can be Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab. <em></em>

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After the mandate from Mechanic, I decided to talk to Robert De Niro. The part of Charles Morse, the aging, shy, erudite, bookish rich man, was not a role you would immediately feel was smart casting for De Niro — unless of course, he thought he could do it. If he said he was intent on playing the part of a seven-yearold ballerina in a Disney musical, I would have to take it seriously. Ever since The Untouchables, Bob and I have remained close friends. It's not just that his shining performance saved my ass, got us on the cover of Newsweek, and made me and everyone else connected to the movie look like we knew what we were doing, but we really found a way to connect.

My step was lighter. I was acting like them. ' A producer bursting with confidence can be a truly ugly sight. ' At least that's what the announcement in Variety declared. This is Hollywood-speak that means he 32 Art Linson got ceremoniously dumped by his superiors and was forced to forge onward as a movie producer. No one wants that. I guess someone had to fall for past disappointments, and it sure wasn't going to be Chernin or Mechanic, at least, not yet. Frankly, I was disappointed. After that wacky pitch meeting, Jacobson and I had found a reasonable way to work with each other.

Actors are like everyone else: When they want something they might not get, they often want it more. If Mechanic et al decide not to make the movie, even if the actor is begging, they lose nothing and can make some apology for the inconvenience. ' 'But . . but, Dusty . . but . . " That's why agents are very, very careful how they distribute the material to their top clients. Since the studio heads don't know exactly what the total cost of the film is going to be, they are equally reluctant to expose themselves.

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