Only in America...
Depuis Shane Black a plus ou moins disparu de la circulation pendant 10 ans avant d'écrire et réaliser Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (starring Robert Downey Jr. et Val Kilmer), présenté hors-compétition à Cannes cette année.
Petit extrait saisissant sur la rançon de la gloire :
"The biggest task I had to face was managing to believe that I in any way deserved it," Black said of his swift rise, "especially in light of all the people who had worked just as hard, as strenuously, but to whom it didn't come quite so easily."
A falling out with his best friend in the mid-'90s only added to his guilt. The man, whom he'd first met at UCLA, had decided he wanted to be a writer too, but his career never caught fire. Black said "he was very angered by my success," and several months after they stopped speaking Black received a letter. "[It] said, 'I still hate you, I don't want to see you anymore, but here's a bank account number. Wire as much as you think our friendship is worth into it.' "