Admittedly, designer-turned-director, Tom Ford is a “control freak” but wishes there were a more positive-sounding term for his attention to detail. Ford’s film, A Single Man, screened at this year’s AFI Film Festival and Ford admits that he was “an extremely hands-on director.”
As a result, Tom says the film is “the most personal,” “most purely artistic” project he’s ever completed. However, he says, “I don’t throw temper tantrums. I’m a very rational, compassionate, organized guy. Working in a pleasant environment is very important to me.”
But that doesn’t mean he’s only got eyes for independent, artsy films. Ford adds, “I like Twilight. I liked the first one, and I’m dying to see the new one. But it’s a different side of life.”
Gallery Info: Tom Ford at a screening of his film, A Single Man, at the 2009 AFI Film Festival.