I was a starry-eyed twenty-two year-old fresh from Oklahoma, and at the bottom of the film’s totem pole. He was older, and hot, and my boss.
I didn’t find him or his friends funny. I worked on his movie only as a way to pay the rent. I turned up my nose at everything he stood for. Somewhere along the way, I changed.
Despite our enormous differences, we were good friends for two years. I crushed on him like a giddy schoolgirl, even though I wasn’t his type. I was prissy, conservative, blonde. One night all the carefully constructed walls came tumbling down and we professed our undying love.
His version of events may slightly differ.
Here – and sometimes elsewhere - he'll be called The Gorilla. Because he kinda looks like one, and because I don’t want his eclectic fan base to land here from a search engine.
photo by Lucian Capellaro, Paramount International
The Gorilla is an established producer/director. He's best known as the creator/director/producer of the following films and television shows: