"Downsizing" & "Sideways" Director Alexander Payne says to pursue your Film School dreams

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"Downsizing" Director Alexander Payne says to pursue your Film School dreams

At a commencement address at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Downsizing" and "Sideways" director Alexander Payne had some important advice for aspiring filmmakers:

“My parents absolutely hammered me to be a lawyer,” Payne said, “but I had been movie-crazy since I was a little kid, and it was all I could think about.

...his parents “kept repeating the single worst advice in the world,” he said, “which is, ‘Go to law school first so you’ll always have something to fall back on.’

“In...
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