Mike Judge (writer, director): The Aspen Comedy Festival played a bunch of my stuff, including my original animated shorts.
Usually when you go to an audition, you’re either standing or sitting in a chair in front of a camera.
I videotaped him and I called Mike, and I said, “I’m going to send you something you’re not going to believe.”.
I know he wasn’t a bankable star, but originally, the idea was this was going to be a little movie.
It makes the fact that I don’t like it more depressing because I didn’t think I deserved better.
Tim Suhrstedt (cinematographer): When I first came on, Mike knew he wanted Ron and [the studio] was still pushing Ben Affleck.
He was like, “I think Ron’s really the guy and I don’t think this is a movie about movie stars.” »