July 9th, 2014
01:28 PM ET

3 Minutes With "When Harry Met Sally" Director Rob Reiner

You may know actor/director Rob Reiner from his famous films like "When Harry Met Sally," "The Princess Bride," and "Stand by Me."

Reiner stopped by "New Day" Wednesday to discuss his new romantic comedy "And So It Goes" starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. He says the theme of the film is "live your life until it’s over, and embrace all of it while it’s going on."

We grabbed the filmmaker in the greenroom for a few questions before going on-air on working with Douglas, his favorite film of all time, and maybe more than you thought you wanted to know about his pants. 

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Q:  WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING WITH MICHAEL DOUGLAS?

Rob Reiner: My favorite part is that he’s a dear friend. I love the guy and he makes my life easier … He’s like an ally on the set. He’s like a friend that has your back all the time. He makes your life really easy.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME? 

Rob Reiner: "It’s a Wonderful Life." I’ve seen it like 40 times. When I saw it as a young person, I liked it very much.

And as I’ve gotten older I like it more and more and more because it’s one of those movies that talks about how precious life is for everyone and how to touch everybody.

Q: WHAT'S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? 

Rob Reiner: I don’t have a lot of items because I’m learning as I get to my age that the most important things are those clichés that you think you understand when you’re young which is live every moment, and family is the most important.  I’m blessed by those things.

There are countries that I haven’t been to that I’d like to ... I’ve never been to China, I’d like to go there. And I’ve never been to India.

Q: ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR VIEWERS THEY MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?  

Rob Reiner: You haven't asked me my height, my weight or my inseam. Most people don't know my inseam, which I think is 33.

As I get older, maybe it gets shorter, because they say you shrink as you get older. So right now it’s 33 but maybe in a few years it’ll be 32.

Watch video for more on "And So It Goes." The film opens in theaters on July 25th.

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  1. Mark Borde

    Saw this at a preview. A must see film. Another Rob Reiner hit and hip comedy for everyone, but especially young at heart adults.

    July 11, 2014 at 10:34 am | Reply

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