The director, whose other films include "The French Connection," "Sorcerer" and "Killer Joe" -- which helped detonate star Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth as more than a handsome devil -- was taking part in The Hollywood Masters interview series, conducted by THR’s Stephen Galloway.
Described in a THR cover story by friend Jon Stewart as "kindness at the heart of darkness," the six-time Emmy nominee lives in a comic sliver where he despises "mean," Tina Fey thinks he's "civilized" and his "Office" afterlife might just entail him not being funny at all. READ MORE
The animated tentpole could hit $60 million in another win for Pixar; 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' expecting $15 million-$20 million opening, while the indie pic "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" is eyeing $5 million-$7 million. READ MORE
When talking about their romantic comedy about the end of the world, Steve said, "It's not purely comedic and it's not purely dramatic either it walks that line between the two and the comedy is absurd." READ MORE
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley explore the romantic upside of Armageddon in Lorene Scafaria's comedy. READ MORE
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.