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[re I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
(2007)] "Chuck and Larry" was a disappointment. When Jim (Taylor) and I wrote the script, we went with a dark comedy approach. We knew when (Adam) Sandler was brought on board that he would toss out our work, bring his buddies on board, and turn it into a juvenile slapstick piece. That's fine, but that's not our work. About 5, maybe 10 percent of our ...
Everytime he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Martin Scorsese
was nominated in the same category alongside him: first in 2005 when Payne was nominated for Sideways
(2004) and Scorsese for The Aviator
(2004), then in 2012 when Payne was nominated for The Descendants
(2011) and Scorsese for Hugo
(2011) and finally in 2014 when Payne was nominated for Nebraska
(2013) and Scorsese for The
His films often deal with a sense of loneliness depicted by the main character