Inarritu leaps off the ledge with 'Birdman'

October 19, 2014 12:46 AM

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Inarritu leaps off the ledge with 'Birdman'

MORELIA Mexico (Reuters) - As Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu neared his 50th birthday, he took stock of his string of acclaimed, dark films, and decided to do something really scary: confront his own struggle with being an egomaniacal filmmaker, in a comedy, in a single shot.

"Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner," Inarritu told Reuters at the Morelia International Film Festival. "It makes you more aware and open to circumstances that you haven’t planned for. It lets you make advantages from your limitations."

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