Monday, September 29, 2008

Legendary Producer Couldn’t Say No To Marilyn Monroe

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One legendary producer was never too good at saying no to actors’ diva demands.

Walter Mirisch has produced Oscar-winning classics like West Side Story, In The Heat Of The Night, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Some Like It Hot.

He’s worked with Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen, and Peter Sellers, and says accommodating stars’ picky requests is part of being a good producer.

Mirisch explains, “You never reject an actor’s demands, you deal with them. Creative people always request strange things, but you try to accommodate them as much as possible. You want to keep your stars happy. You can’t say no to Marilyn Monroe or Steve McQueen!”

Creating good vibes has always been important to Mirisch because when he finds his star, he doesn’t want to lose them.

He says, “A great actor brings great things to the story.”

His work will be recognized with the airing of his classic films tonight (Sep. 29) during TCM’s Private Screenings: Walter Mirisch.

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