"And [Altman] got so angry when I turned [MASH] down
that he told me at a party a few years after ... 'You know, you blew it with me. And Iím the only director in Hollywood who would have understood how to use you. So you really blew it in a big way.' I said, 'Does it help to say that there is no professional decision I regret more than that?' He said, 'No, it doesnít.'"
A.V. Club interviews character actor Austin Pendleton.