Your Guide To A High Minded Lifestyle
Matt Tyrnauer
Matt Tyrnauer

  • Occupation
  • Director/Writer
  • Birthplace
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Zodiac
  • Pisces

What do you actually do all day?
Make movies

Why do you live in Los Angeles?
Hollywood

If you had one day left in Los Angeles, what would you do?
Breakfast at the Polo Lounge then drive to Malibu and have lunch at Nobu. Spend the night in Room 78 of the Chateau Marmont.

My motto is…
No good deed goes unpunished.

My alter ego is…
Sir John Soane

My secret crush is…
Two Carabinieri who patrol the Pizza Del Popolo in Rome near the door of the Hotel Russie.

What was your first job?
Intern at Spy magazine.

  • Spy Magazine

    Spy Magazine

  • “The Cardsharps” by Caravaggio

    “The Cardsharps” by Caravaggio

What is your favorite travel destination?
Rome. Baroque architecture; Caravaggio; the food; coffee at Caffe Sant’ Eustachio & you can get to Naples in one hour for more baroque architecture, espresso at Caffe Mexico; and food even better than Rome.

What is your favorite work of art?
“The Cardsharps” by Caravaggio and “La Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart.

Favorite song growing up?
“I Am So Easily Assimilated” from “Candide.”

If you could be taken on a guided tour of anywhere in the world where would it be?
Papal apartments in the Vatican.

Who would you invite (living or dead) to your perfect dinner party?
Gore Vidal, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy Parker, Noel Coward, Bette Davis, Robert Aldrich, John Chancellor, Hattie McDaniel, Dick Cavett, Edith Wharton, Cole Porter, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Shirley MacLaine, Caravaggio, Ruth Draper, W.A. Mozart, Burt Lancaster, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Favorite snack to munch on?
Nora’s paleo cookies.

  • Bette Davis

    Bette Davis

  • Noel Coward

    Noel Coward

What was the last thing you Googled?
How to spell “Hattie”

What is a secret talent you have that people would be surprised to know?
Can make perfect risotto


What is your biggest pet peeve?
Vulgar/rude people

Who is your style icon?
Any well-dressed man in Naples, Italy.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Stay away from the hysteria”

What are you most proud of?
My work.

Do you collect anything?
Political campaign buttons and gouaches.

  • Interval Training
  • Favorite
  • Workout
    • Interval Training
  • Schitt's Creek
  • Favorite
  • TV Shows
    • Maddow

    • Chris Hayes

    • Schitt’s Creek

  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Favorite
  • Movies
    • Bringing Up Baby

    • Sunset Boulevard

    • The Searchers

    • Ref River

    • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    • Kiss Me, Deadly

    • The Conformist

    • 8 1/2

    • Fellini’s Roma

    • Amarcord

    • Eclipse

  • Bryn Terfel
  • Favorite
  • Singer
    • Bryn Terfel