Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin show

Summary: <p>Chris Columbus has brought to the screen some of the biggest American family films in the last 20 years: <em>Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, </em>and <em>Mrs. Doubtfire</em>. He also produced and directed the first two <em>Harry Potter</em> films and produced the third as well. Despite this success, Columbus admits that he “always, to this day, [feels] like [he’s] gonna walk on a movie and get fired.” He reveals to Alec what it was like working with brilliant improvisers like John Candy and Robin Williams—and casting Macaulay Culkin in <em>Home Alone</em>.</p> <p>The first time acclaimed director Stephen Daldry was expected to shout “Action!” he thought it was a joke. Alec met with Stephen Daldry in 2011, weeks before his intimate, post-9/11 drama,<em> Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close</em>, opened. Daldry’s work is precise and intimate, but in conversation with Alec he was passionate about a wide variety of topics, including communal living, the virtues of mass transit, and the Olympics.</p> <p> </p>