Paul Greengrass Talks Hollywood Anxiety, ‘Difficult’ Directors, Importance of Strong Guilds

by Peter D. Marshall

by Stuart Kemp.

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BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass talked up Hollywood, why the power of the U.S. filmmaking guilds should be applauded and explained that being “arsey” is an essential element in being a director.

Delivering the David Lean Lecture on Tuesday at the British Academy’s most prestigious film event and following in the footsteps of luminaries including Robert Altman, John Boorman, Oliver Stone, and Pedro Almodovar, Greengrass noted when the call came to go to Hollywood to shoot his first project there, The Bourne Supremacy in 2004, it filled him with anxiety.

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