“Constantly, ruthlessly honest,” this is how Tom Hanks describes David Geffen in the latest edition of PBS’ American Masters series, Inventing David Geffen. The doc chronicles Geffen’s rise from the mailroom at the William Morris Agency to entertainment industry titan. Via PBS:
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence — as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.
Oh, and here’s a fun fact we learn in the first five minutes. Geffen lied about his education in order to get the job at William Morris.