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Re: Whit Stillman & Random Trivia


(Even more random edition.) I wrote a pilot for Chris Eigeman, feature player in Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan, Barcelona, and Last Days of Disco. The network loved the script but wouldn’t let Chris star in it. (And that is the TV business, folks.) Chris is a great guy, much more outdoorsy than his characters would suggest, but not of a conservative temperament. On the other hand, he never openly mocked my politics, which makes him considerably to the right of most actors. Meanwhile, Krush Groove, which featured Jonah’s brother, is the story of the birth of Def Jam Records, an event for which I was present, as label founder and producing legend Rick Rubin was one of my best friends at NYU. (I actually, ahem, play bass on the first two releases of the seminal hip-hop label.)


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