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Stephen Gaghan, one-time Hollywood wunderkind, returns after a long absence with 'Gold'

Stephen Gaghan, one-time Hollywood wunderkind, returns after a long absence with 'Gold'

Maybe it was the time he hurled a script at the Warner Bros. production president, frustrated by the studio’s notes.

It might have been the interview in which he upset “Syriana” collaborators Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney by breaking an edit-room code of silence and revealing he'd ceded post-production control to them on his 2005 movie. ‎

Or it could have been when he entertained shady Albanian financiers because he'd run out of film-financing options.

For the one-time screenwriting wunderkind Stephen Gaghan – he won an Oscar for “Traffic” in the year of  his first feature credit — there have been so many colorful stops on the Hollywood road even he has...

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