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Catch Me If You Can

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 13, 2003

The best thing about Catch Me If You Can (aside from the nifty retro opening title sequence) is that you can’t tell that Steven Spielberg directed it or that Tom Hanks & Leonardo DiCaprio are acting in it. No heavy-handed Spielberg Tom Hanks vehicle Leo heart throb crap. Just a fun movie.

ps. DiCaprio plays Frank Abagnale in the movie. Abagnale now runs a security documents consultancy. This is what he had to say about the movie:

“I have been married for over 25 years and I am the proud father of 3 sons. When I was 28 years old, I thought it would be great to have a movie about my life, but when I was 28, like when I was 16, I was egotistical and self-centered. We all grow up. Hopefully we get wiser. Age brings wisdom and fatherhood changes one’s life completely. I consider my past immoral, unethical and illegal. It is something I am not proud of. I am proud that I have been able to turn my life around and in the past 25 years, helped my government, my clients, thousands of corporations and consumers deal with the problems of white collar crime and fraud.”