20Q with Alex Litvak

Sep 30, 2013 by


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Twenty things you (probably) didn’t know about Predators and The Three Musketeers screenwriter, Alex Litvak.

1.  My first job was… an usher at a movie theater. It was the best way to see movies for free and earn money for college.

2.  If I wasn’t a writer, I would likely be… a shrink, a rabbi, a journalist or work for the CIA (jobs I actually considered)

3.  I collect… experiences and memories.

4.  My favorite word is… too many to choose from. But as a screenwriter, nothing beats the hard earned combo of exhilaration and exhaustion of typing “The End.”

5.  I’m a big fan of… Game Of Thrones.

6.  The single best piece of (writing related) advice I have ever gotten… “Write”

7.  I have always wanted to…  play guitar.

8.  The best thing I have ever read, (but did not write) is… Social Network & Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

9.  People often tell me that I…  am from New York.  I am not, but I take it as a compliment.

10.  I really think that my best work (published or not) is… one I am yet to write.

11.  I find inspiration in… deadlines.

12.  The best thing about being a professional writer is… making money doing what you love.

13.  I spend way too much time… worrying about stuff.

14.  The funniest person in my cell phone is… Jon Stewart. Not really. But I wish he was.

15.  It really bothers me when…  people flake.

16.  The worst thing about being a professional writer is… dealing with stupid notes.

17.  One mistake that most aspiring writers make is…  aspiring to write and never doing a thing about it.

18.  If I knew the apocalypse were coming in 24 hours, I’d…  try to spend with the people I care about.

19.  The three websites I visit most often are… Deadline Hollywood, Ain’t It Cool News and Wikipedia.

20.  You’d be surprised to know that I…  am working on a romantic comedy.

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