Garry Marshall, director, writer, actor and producer. Tomorrow, he'll make his opera helming debut with "The Grand Duchess" for the L.A. Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Last book I bought:
“Property: A Novel” by Valerie Martin

Book I’m reading:
“1776” by David McCullough

Total number of books I own:
Over 2,000. I donate ones I’ve read.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann
“Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
“The Boys of Summer” by Roger Kahn
“Poetics” by Aristotle
“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Last film I saw:
“Wedding Crashers” and “Lucky 13,” my son Scott’s movie that’ll be released this spring

Last DVD I bought:
“Waiting for Guffman”

Total number of films I own:
100, including foreign language versions of my own movies — “Pretty Woman” in Russian is hilarious

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Mon Oncle,” “A League of Their Own,” “The Apartment,” “The Red Balloon,” “Blowup,” “The Other Sister”

Stereo or iPod:
Stereo

Last CD or song I bought:
“Paul Williams,” Paul Williams

Song currently playing:
Jacques Offenbach’s “Dites-lui”

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” Irving Berlin
“At Last,” Joan Osborne
“Sing, Sing, Sing,” Benny Goodman
“I Won’t Last a Day Without You,” Paul Williams
“Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison

Favorites bottle of wine:
house

Favorites charity:
Los Angeles Free Clinic

Favorites vacation:
Hawaii or Carmel, Calif.

Favorites vice:
ice cream (frozen yogurt if my wife is looking)

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Osama Bin Laden, Barry Bonds, Diane Sawyer, Placido Domingo, Wallace Annenberg

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