About That Time Terrence Malick Kicked His Producer's Ass

Martin Sheen gets the money quote in a fascinating new oral history of Terrence Malick's debut feature, Badlands: "[Assoc. producer] Lou Stroller made some comment about Mrs. Malick, and Terry was not having it, and beat the hell out of him. In true Texas style -- he was so Texas. Didn't even hesitate, just started swinging. They were down like two buffalo -- they were big guys -- and they were on the ground, rolling around, and Terry just whupped him. Oh, I acted outraged -- 'What a breakdown of discipline, this fighting on the set!' -- but I couldn't have been prouder of him. Can you imagine? If more directors would beat up their producers, we'd have a lot more artistic freedom." [GQ]


  • SunnydaZe says:

    Now, if we could just get him to kick Charlie's ass we might achieve something here....

  • emma bovary says:

    SUNNYDAZE you are stupid.
    p.s: love Terrence Malick, Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen, three really talented artists.
    As for this little story i flove Badlands and respect Martin Sheen but i am a peace and love type of girl..so... on the other hand some producers can really be some pain i the ass..so i am conflicted..ha.

  • Capote99 says:

    Thanks for the link, Stu. I love reading stuff like that, and it was an interesting story.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    No, you're stupid. I win!

  • Strawberry Pain says:

    Loved this. Love the picture, too.