Never made a movie. Always wished I had. Maybe some day will. Closest I ever came was The Assassination of Richard Nixon. I can't take credit for any making of the movie, but I did read the screenplay before it was made and could possibly have optioned it. Come to think of it, this is Hollywood, so maybe I could leverage an associate producer credit or something.
Well, it's a good thing for the writer, Niels Meuller, that I didn't end up with having anything to do with getting it made because it wound up way better than I ever imagined. Kudos. When you're totally wasted on movies, you think anyone can do it.
But it's also a d*mn good thing for me that I had nothing to do with it because this great film didn't seem to catch any attention of any sort, and adding insult to injury, I don't believe it made a k-nickle. Sean Penn was incredible as always as the Glengarry Glen Ross-like salesman gone way over the edge of hopelessness, paranoia and desperation in a potboiler ending in near disaster -- told perfectly. True story. At least that's what I heard. And there's some haunting 9/11 things going on with it. Check it out. F-ed up.