For this Eric Roth story I'm writing for the NY Times.
It's weird talking to your childhood icons. I mean...WEIRD. Not to mention being in the position to call him "Bob." It's not that "I'm a big fan of your work" kind of talk, which we can all handle fine. It's that professional discussion about a person's work that is just otherworldly. And it'll likely happen again Tuesday when I go to Forward Pass to interview Michael Mann.
But hey, I'll cling to my childhood as long as I have to.
"Bob" is sensationally humble and nice, by the way. Hard to believe he kicked a guy's face in in "Goodfellas."