Synopses & Reviews
In recent years, the editors of Variety
have posed the same question to hundreds of famous personalities: What is the movie that changed your life?” Gathered here for the first time are the responses of movie stars and comedians, politicians and war correspondents, athletes and business magnates, and many more.
We discover Candace Bushnells appreciation of Annie Hall, which she refashioned into Sex and the City; Sen. John McCains quote-laden adoration of Viva Zapata!; and journalists Tom Brokaw and Lawrence Wrights disparate inspirations, His Gal Friday and All the Presidents Men.
From Sarah Jessica Parker to Ralph Nader, Bill Maher to Jerry Rice, Donald Trump to Jesse Jackson, Danielle Steel to Gore Vidal, this fascinating and entertaining collection reveals the films that have left their mark on the individuals shaping our world.
A collection of Variety magazines most enthralling and surprising interviews with famous personalities on the movies that changed their lives
About the Author
Robert Hofler is an editor at Variety. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Washington Post, and Premiere magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.