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Director Brett Ratner reveals how movies changed the course of his life

Brett Ratner

"I ate, slept and breathed fillm,"  says Brett Ratner  about his childhood, a time of his life when it was easier for him to make a movie than write an essay.

The Rush Hour director, who grew up in Florida, admits that even though he knows all about the mechanics of movie-making, he still gets lost in the story. 

"I'm the best audience member," Ratner said.  "I always get caught up in it."

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