About Ben Lewin:
Ben Lewin is an Australian-American film director and screenwriter.
I'm what is known as a 40-year overnight success.
By the time I was a young man, I was pretty independent.
I am more connected to the world of the imagination, but you don't have to have polio to do that.
If you want a studio to back you, you want to be doing something that's been done to death!
Particularly with middle-class people, self-absorption is a struggle.
When I watch a movie, I don't want to see the extra bits.
If you look at the types of directors out there, I'm not as weird as most of them.
I think people think filmmaking is fun, but I've never thought that. For me it's always been a lot of work and pain and stress.
I have always enjoyed the company of women.