Ask AP: Alan Smithee

Celebrity Q&A
on March 10, 2011

What can you tell me about the director Alan Smithee? He’s done quite a few films.
—Abby Hale, San Angelo, Texas

He doesn’t exist. “Alan Smithee” was once a pseudonymn used by directors when they were so disgusted with a project that they didn’t want their names associated with it.

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