Brett Ratner is that rare Hollywood director who takes major flak from both Internet commenters and highfalutin film journalists. "I'm flattered, if anything," the 'Tower Heist' director told Dave Itzkoff in the New York Times about his detractors, "for those of you who think you're getting my goat." That devil-may-care attitude is part of the reason why Ratner has accumulated a Rolodex of famous friends ranging from Russell Simmons and Eddie Murphy to Brian Grazer and Roman Polanski. Well, that and his total honesty. Like that time in 1994 when he told Grazer and director Ron Howard what he thought of their new comedy-drama, 'The Paper.'