You have a movie and it proves itself and then certain things happen.
I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety.
Some actors are supposed to be very difficult, but I've not found that to be the situation.
First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.
A lot of time mistakes are very interesting - you look for the behaviour that's not the one you expect.
I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years. They used to have improv exercises that you would work on and you would do improvs.
I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called Coach in the United States. We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used to get laughs and things.
I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things - worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
I'm thinking, this is Robert Redford. You know, he's won an Academy Award, he's talking to me about directing a movie he's in. So you just think that it's Hollywood stuff or whatever.