With over 23 years in the business, Bruce Joel Rubin has done it all - from his Oscar-winning screenplay for the romantic-comedy/drama Ghost
to the psychological thriller Jacob's Ladder
, the family-friendly adventure Stuart Little 2
, and the tearjerker My Life
, which he also directed. In this in-depth interview, Rubin delivers some insightful stuff: his carpet-laying theory about writing, the story behind Jacob's Ladder
's gut-wrenching opening scene, and which of his screenplays came about thanks to a burrito that didn't digest well.
Your Host: A journalist since 1996, Jay A. Fernandez has written extensively about the entertainment industry for The Los Angeles Times, Premiere, The Washington Post, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, Savoy, Variety, USA Today, Los Angeles, LIFE, USA Weekend, ELLE, National Geographic KIDS, In Style, Seventeen, and Code. He currently writes the Scriptland column for the Los Angeles Times.
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