October 27, 2006
I just got off the phone with Robert De Niro.

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."


Did you talk about The Good Shepherd? Ask Michael Mann what he's doing next if you could, thanks.

Yes, it's all about The Good Shepherd, a story built around Eric Roth.

Kris - This is wonderful news. You won't forget us when you're a power player, will you? It's refreshing that you still approach all this with a sense of excitement.

Haha, thanks. Yeah, it's really hard to be 24 years old and front like talking to Robert De Niro is somehow typical. I'll cling to my youthful, prone to being star-struck self as long as possible. ;)

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