I have pretty strong memories of discovering Hitchock on a drugstore VHS carousel as a 14 or 15 year old. I tore through 6 or 7 movies that summer and picked up 4 more over the course of the next year. But no filmmaker has wider, if not deeper, roots for me than Norman Jewison, who has a connection with three actors who I strongly associate with my childhood and teen years: Steve McQueen - The Cincinnati Kid and The Thomas Crowne Affair Sidney Portier - In the Heat of the Night Al Pacino - And Justice for All Pretty difficult to think of three actors who I liked more as a kid growing up, and Jewison directed all three of them. And then there was Roller Ball. Huge movie for me as a kid. And then there’s also Jesus Christ Superstar, which I have a super strong connection with from 8 or 9 years of age on. And then to still be directing movies decades later that I was excited to see and enjoyed - A Soldier’s Story, Moonstruck, Hurricane. Plus now as an adult, I’ve come to the movies of Hal Ashby, who was strongly influenced and supported by Norman Jewison and produced what is now one of my favorite movies The Landlord (1970).