Inarritu says the role of a director is a perfect fit for him, as it requires constant multitasking, which is something he can't help but do. In one interview, he said, "I have to jump from one thing to another ... I can spend ten minutes with you and at the same time I can be thinking about something else here and something else there! It's perfect for me." (He should probably never say that to his wife.)
Some Of The World's Best Animators Have No "Mind's Eye"
A while back we told you about a neurological disorder called "aphantasia," which leaves sufferers unable to form any sort of mental picture. It's a rare condition that only affects about 2% of the population ... a good chunk of whom happen to be world-class animators.
While it's hard to imagine (sorry) drawing a picture of something you can't visualize, a surprising number of people working for the company that made Fantasia suffer from aphantasia. Academy-Award-winning animator Glen Keane, who designed The Little Mermaid's Ariel and numerous other Disney characters, is part of the club. Even while drawing, he has no means of visualizing the characters he's famous for. He's literally making them up as he goes along.
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Walt Disney/Glen Keane"Honestly, I thought I was drawing Shrek until right now."