One of the side benefits to the release of "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been the availability of George Miller for conversation.
When I moderated the Q&A with him after this year's SXSW screening of "The Road Warrior," by far the best parts of the evening were when I was standing outside the Paramount or standing backstage with him, chatting. Miller is that rarity, someone who lives up to expectations and then exceeds them. There is an enormous sweetness to him, and not a hint of ego. When you're the director of one of the most imitated action movies of all time and you're returning to your most iconic creation for the first time in 30 years, there might be some justifiable ego, but Miller seems to be sincerely modest about his work.