Bruce Feirstein

  • American writer
  • Born 1956

Bruce Feirstein (born 1956) is an American screenwriter and humorist, best known for his contributions to the James Bond series and his best-selling humor books, including Real Men Don't Eat Quiche and Nice Guys Sleep Alone. Real Men Don't Eat Quiche was on The New York Times Bestseller List for 53 weeks.

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

I would say I'm a casual gamer. I'm not hardcore.

I started as a journalist for magazines in New York City, so it was always storytelling. And moving into movies was a natural transition.

Games have has as much an impact on Hollywood filmmaking as MTV music videos did.

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a married man in possession of a vast fortune must be in want of a newer, younger wife.

Bond is a classic archetype character, a character that's embedded in our heads forever, one of a lone warrior setting out to avenge a nation - and you find that character across cultures.

Our enemies are real. But so are the moral questions and long-term political implications of drone strikes.

The great thing about games is that it's tremendously collaborative, and it opens you up to this other world of thinking and storytelling and how you construct those stories.

I think you need to understand games to write them. There's a learning curve, just like there's a learning curve in anything. It's not precisely the same as film or television, but you're using the same muscles.

Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flamethrower.

I had grown up loving movies and had always wanted to write them.

Yes, I play computer games. I think you've got to embrace the latest technology. For someone to dismiss games as not important would be the same as saying the Internet is not important.

Whenever you do anything with Bond, you've got Cubby Broccoli and Sean Connery looking over your shoulder.

In the case of 'Blood Stone,' the producers, EON, Michael Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, David Wilson and Gregg Wilson, had an idea for a story and had a lot of it done. And I came in, worked with them, fleshed it out.