For filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, making documentaries was never the plan. He was a TV guy -- working on shows like NYPD Blue and Deadwood -- with hopes of making feature films. It looked like he was going to get chance with Training Day until he was abruptly fired. Guggenheim tells us how getting unceremoniously canned from the Denzel Washington thriller set him on a course to directing movies with a message, from the Oscar-winning doc An Inconvenient Truth to his latest film, He Named Me Malala, about the Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai.
Photo: Davis Guggenheim, director of He Named Me Malala, with Malala Yousafzai, courtesy of Fox Searchlight