Ladies Man Definitely Not Autobiographical

   "Ladies Man," Tim Meadows, confessed that while his latest project was fun to film it is anything but autobiographical.
   Meadows explained that in school, "I was very shy and didn't have a lot of girlfriends. I was in the band. I was in the drama club. Every once in a while, a girl would like me but I didn't have the charisma of a Leon Phelps to get dates. I had periods of feast and famine."
   Lacking the personal experience to draw on, Meadows says he patterned his "Ladies Man" character after friends he knew and sometimes envied. "I modeled Leon after several different people I grew up with in Detroit. They could impress their ladies, and had a reputation for being really cool." Although he admits to being confused with how some of them got away with it. He recalls one such Casanova who had a lot of girlfriends but "drove a Gremlin."


Will Smith Not Redford's First Choice

   Director Robert Redford saw Morgan Freeman playing the title role, with himself cast as the lead when he began work on "The Legend Of Bagger Vance," but it didn't take long for him to change his mind and go with Will Smith and Matt Damon instead. Redford said he was impressed with Smith's talent and intrigued with the possibility of taking the popular actor in a new career direction.
   "Will's talent is obvious," Redford said. "He has a large, very outgoing persona and I had seen that. But what I hadn't seen are the things I thought we might do in this film -- things that would take Will into new territory."


Spike Speaks Out On "Bamboozled"

   Amid the current controversy over the dredging up of black stereotypes, director Spike Lee defended his film "Bamboozled by saying:
   "I think that we need to talk about this stuff. Not just black people, but all people. I did not go to a toymaker and say 'Make up this stuff.' This is how we were thought of, as less than human beings. And it was acceptable, or why else would Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney put on black face? I don't think that it's impossible for anything in this film to happen. It's easy for a show like this to be a hit. It's not a stretch for somebody to come up with a Pay-TV event where somebody gets killed. Reality TV ... and that stuff is going to happen."



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