Two days after he became president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey celebrated his 75th birthday. He and his wife of 45 years, Oscar-nominated film editor Carol Littleton, enjoyed a late dinner together once she arrived home from work. The next day, Bailey presided over his first duty as president, the graduation of interns from the Academy Gold mentoring program.
Then he drove out to Arleta, where he stood in line at the DMV for four hours to renew his driver's license.
“I actually had an appointment too,” Bailey says, laughing.
Bailey hopes to bring a...