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.'
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The Paper
In Theaters on May 1, 1994

Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) is an editor at the New York Sun, a tabloid paper facing financial cuts.... Read More

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Tower Heist
Based on 39 critics

For more than 10 years, Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller) has managed one of New York City's most luxurious and... Read More

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