I am a New York native now residing (not sure living is appropriate) in Los Angeles. My mother thinks I'm smart. my kids think I'm dumb. I always wanted to be Elvis or Paul Simon, but that didn't pan out. I directed a bunch of movies...comedies mostly, but also a nice Holocaust film and a drama that one critic called "the grimmest reaper ever". I won't even mention the pornos. I edited ORDINARY PEOPLE for Bob Redford and it won the Best Picture Oscar. The film I'm best known for is REVENGE OF THE NERDS....the original, not the crappy sequels.