Doug Liman talks about directing Tom Cruise & working with two generations of Gleesons
You may not know his name, but you definitely know his movies.
He made a big splash 21 years ago with Swingers, and since then his directorial career has only gone from strength to strength.
He kicked off the gritty super-spy sub-genre (and is pretty much the reason why James Bond got good again) with The Bourne Identity, had everyone talking about Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and killed Tom Cruise over and over again in Edge Of Tomorrow.
And now he's back, reunited with Tom, to tell the true-life story of Barry Seal, one of the most notorious accidental drug dealers in history.
We chatted to Doug about the difference between working with Blockbuster Tom (like on Edge Of Tomorrow) and more serious Acting Tom (like in American Made), as well as what the difference is in working with two generations of Gleesons, having directed Brendan in Edge Of Tomorrow and Domhnall in his latest release.
American Made is in Irish cinemas from Friday 25 August, and for a further taster of what you can expect, check out the action-packed trailer right here:
Clip via Universal Pictures