As head of Focus Features for 13 years, James Schamus released such movies as Lost in Translation, Brokeback Mountain and The Kids are Alright. But in 2013, he was fired -- and emboldened to direct his first film. His new feature, Indignation, is based on a Philip Roth novel. He tells us about taking a career leap at age 56, and why he doesn't believe in asking for advice.
Photo: Director James Schamus (L) and actor Logan Lerman on the set of Indignation. (Alison Cohen Rosa/Roadside Attractions)