I did this interview with Allen around the release of Match Point. He was philosophical, as always, and if you want to hear his favorite joke and its meaning, read on ...
For his 2007 Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement award, I spoke with Nichols about his craft, which was boundless. The conversation became fodder for an article I wrote but I never published the interview itself, though it was one of my favorites.
Jonze has always been a favorite interview subject. His work is diverse and he's remarkably sensitive and insightful. This piece was done around the release of Where the Wild Things Are and the documentary he made about Maurice Sendak, Tell them Anything You Want.
Payne and Taylor are just special. This piece was done around the release of their third film together, About Schmidt.