With footage of David O. Russell's monumental freakout on the set of I Heart Huckabees all the rage on Youtube, Ice Cube, who worked with Russell on Three Kings, had his own take on the mercurial director:
"David is a dude who knows what he wants and you'd better give it to him," said Cube. "He loves to give direction while you shootin' a scene. He'll tell you, 'Put the glass down! Now pick it up again! All right, continue!' I mean, the camera's rollin'. You're like, ok. 'No no no! With the other hand!' You're like, ok. 'No no wait! Hold on! Pick it up!' He likes to keep the camera rollin' and show you f*cking up the whole time, tryin' to get it right. And I guess by the thirtieth, fortieth day, enough is enough."
Cube noted that Russell never screamed at him -- proof that Russell might be crazy, but he's not stupid. Posted 03.27.07 by reelz