You ever get asked that question, “If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?” Who did you answer?
In all honesty, I’ve never been able to answer that question.
Until the other day, that is.
I was watching a documentary titled De Palma on Netflix all about writer/director Brian De Palma (Scarface, Untouchables) when he started talking about his longtime friendship with some pretty iconic names. That’s when this picture showed on screen...
From left, that’s Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, De Palma, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola. The Murderer’s Row of Hollywood directorial royalty. I always knew they were all friends, but I’ve never seen a photo of all of them together.
I can now answer that question. This is who I want to have dinner with. All five of them. And I don’t even have to speak. I just want to listen to them tell stories. The whole time.
Oh, and drink wine. I hear Coppola can make that last one happen pretty readily.
I also want to know what’s up with Lucas’ tie. I want one.