"Some of the scenes were improvised," Black told me last week, "but it was mostly, by far, Barry's work. The tragedy was that the studio chose to run an ad campaign that was completely stupid. They tried to sell it as a wacky Robin Williams comedy. It wasn't. Look at the cast we had: Christopher Walken, Robin, Laura Linney, Jeff Goldblum -- an extraordinary cast. I felt lucky to be in it. The first day I had to do an improv with Christopher Walken. The first time I did it my brain was just screaming 'Christopher Walken -- it's Christopher [expletive] Walken.' Then I told my brain to shut up and just did it. Barry was a joy to be around. Acting stuff like that doesn't come around too often. It's like there's some lottery system I don't know about."