Legendary French Film-Maker Viewed Career As Failure
Legendary film-maker JEAN-LUC GODDARD always viewed his early career as a failure - despite being hailed as the saviour of French cinema in the 1960s.
Goddard says, "I was stopped once by customs on the way into America. The customs officer asked whether I was entering the country on business or pleasure.
"I told him 'business' and he asked, 'What kind of business?' I replied, 'Unsuccessful movies'.
"The officer looked at me and said, 'Oh, I'm so sorry, sir'."08/05/2005 10:56