'Being a talent manager from the 80's to 2006, all the actors I worked for came entirely from belief. My belief in them and their belief in me. I always felt that my talent was in my ability to enter a room and make others feel comfortable. And I always had a meticulous approach to detail when handling a deal--when an offer was received, whether for a film or a pilot. It’s not always an easy process. Sometimes I would make a call and I just received an offer, other times I had to fight very hard to get my client seen and then go from there. You have to change people’s minds. There was one time while I was managing Nicole Kidman, that I found out that the great screenwriter Buck Henry, (The Graduate, Catch 22, What's Up, Doc?) had written a new screenplay entitled TO DIE FOR. I have always been a fan of his, so the moment it was delivered to my door, I turned off the phone and sat at my home in the Hollywood Hills; for that time, all I knew in the world was that script. I wanted to really absorb the essence of it as well as the characters, and the dynamic of their relationships. Half way into it, I knew in my gut that the lead role was right for Nicole Kidman. I called the producer, Lauren Ziskin, but she replied, "I don't think so Marc, we want Patricia Arquette. " This is the moment that a good manager follows his gut and brings transformation. (You never know, but you believe and follow that belief.) I said, 'No, there is no one else but Nicole for this role.'
Laura felt there was a stigma with Nicole--who was married to Tom Cruise at the time--being ‘Miss Cruise.’ I left the conversation with a smile. Something deep down inside me said, “Marc, you are going to get this for her.”