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[on Don Juan DeMarco
(1994)] I had a decision to make about what to do about Marlon's weight, regarding the fact that he is heavy. Actually, it was Marlon's idea, when we starting shooting the first scene, suddenly he walks up to Richard C. Sarafian
and taps him on the tummy and says, "Putting on a little weight." That came out of nowhere. I never wrote that line. That was Marlon's line. But I ...
In April 2006, Leven was awarded a Special Award for Outstanding Achievement by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University. Due to a scheduling conflict, he was unable to attend, but his step-son, the up-and-coming filmmaker John Krokidas
, accepted the award on his behalf.