Paul Mazursky — American Actor born on April 25, 1930, died on June 30, 2014

Irwin Lawrence "Paul" Mazursky was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Known for his dramatic comedies that often dealt with modern social issues, he was nominated for five Academy Awards: three times for Best Original Screenplay, once for Best Adapted Screenplay, and once for Best Picture for An Unmarried Woman. Other films written and directed by Mazursky include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Blume in Love, Harry and Tonto, Moscow on the Hudson, and Down and Out in Beverly Hills... (wikipedia)

California is an island, and New York's an island. Maybe it's time for me to change islands.
I don't like movies that are morally simple.
Even when I begin with a situation that's basically funny or sad, I like to keep poking around in it. I like to get into the middle of a relationship, to explore the subtle places.
I wonder if that's hurt me at the box office. Maybe audiences these days want to know exactly what to expect when they go into a movie, and my movies are hard to explain in just one way.
The one thing that's closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career... which I've resumed, by the way.

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