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[on working with Johnny Depp
and Marlon Brando
on Don Juan DeMarco
(1994)] Johnny wanted to work with Marlon a whole lot. Obviously, I did not have Marlon Brando in mind when I wrote the film. I felt like I was watching probably the greatest actor now working passing the torch on to the greatest actor in his 30s. They're both instinctive actors. Although they'll discuss on an intellectual level ...
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.