Local kids ask Woody Allen to buy them lunch

I once saw a Q&A with Paul Thomas Anderson at Cal. One kid got up and said, “Hi, Paul, I’m from Denver [or somewhere terribly far away, I forget] and I just graduated high school and have no college plans. All I want to do is work in the movies. I’ve loved your work, ever since I first saw Magnolia [when he was 12 or something]. Anyway, I heard about this event last week, so I got a ticket and borrowed a car and drove all this way by myself, because I wanted to ask you — can I be a P.A. on Oil!?” And Paul hired him on the spot. (“He’s seriously gonna regret this,” Paul immediately told the audience, “I’m gonna make his life a living hell.”)

Anyway, that was a few years back, so that kid is probably a rich Hollywood executive by now. These kids here should aim a little higher than just lunch.

(Thanks for the photo, Jennifer!)

13 Responses to “Local kids ask Woody Allen to buy them lunch”

  1. Shane says:

    Gotta love her hunger for work!

  2. Elisa says:

    WHICH PAUL is the last quote from?

  3. scum says:

    pt anderson is one of the most under rated directors of this generation (hard eight being one of the best films you’ve never heard about). the master is going to win best picture.

    • jacques dutronc says:

      steven spielberg is one of the most under rated directors of this generation (jurassic park being of of the best films you’ve never heard about). untitled steven spielberg project is going to win best picture.

    • moderniste says:

      +1.

      And Allan, I love that story about P.T. and the kid.

    • Fuggit says:

      PT Anderson is not underrated. He is seen as one of this generations best directors. I HAVE heard of hard 8 and did not like it at all (I am an Anderson, fan, not a hater). Finally, how can a film that has yet to be released, hell, doesn’t even have a proper trailer, be in contention for best picture?

  4. ryan says:

    woody allen is one of the most under rated directors of this generation (take the money and run being one of the best films you’ve never heard about). untitled woody allen project is going to win best picture.

  5. ashley says:

    oh damn, i remember that pt anderson talk. i might have accidentally proposed marriage to him before trying to get him to party at cloyne with me. too bad he wasn’t taking everyone up on their offers that evening.

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