Contrary to his party-boy reputation, he avoids so much as a hint of alcohol, let alone anything heavier, and says even in his school days, he was too focused on films to think of anything else: "I never tried a drink to this day. Homeless Employment Nonprofit Chrysalis He's warm, generous and surprisingly sweet, with a notable absence of malice -- and much more circumspect than the guy who quipped "rehearsal's for fags" during a Howard Stern interview (after which he apologized so profusely, he was given GLAAD's Ally Award) or the boorish fellow whose crude comments about performing oral sex on Lindsay Lohan contributed (along with the "fag" joke) to his forced resignation as Oscar producer in 2011, a move that made him a public pinata for months.
I've never had a sip of alcohol -- a sip of alcohol, ever. No interest." In person, he appears more grounded than the larger-than-life frat boy many have encountered through the media, that permanent partier whose exaggerated portrait in an episode made even insiders believe he was just a glorified social butterfly. Sometimes it's hard to connect this rumpled, direct, self-proclaimed "fat guy" with the tabloid staple who has dated models and actresses and even tennis sensation Serena Williams.
7 premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.After that, he'll head home to Beverly Hills before moving on to Shanghai, where he'll take meetings with his Rat Pac Entertainment partner, billionaire James Packer ("We're gonna explore what we're gonna explore"). His leg twitches a mile a minute, and his nails are bitten to the quick.Later, the two will share a vacation at Packer's polo horse ranch in Argentina. He admits to being a "germophobe" ("I'm more of a hypochondriac -- I grew up in a house of doctors") and confesses to a fear of planes ("I'm scared of flying -- terrified").But it also runs the risk of making the director seem more bubbly than brilliant.Too many people use the word "boyish" to describe him; too few speak of his work.