Cary Fukunaga Makes a Case for Dating Directors

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09:  Director Cary Fukunaga attends the New York premiere of "Jane Eyre" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on March 9, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Cary Fukunaga
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Director Cary Fukunaga attends the New York premiere of "Jane Eyre" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Cary Fukunaga Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images

Director Cary Fukunaga surprised many in the industry when he went from his gritty debut Sin Nombre to directing the swoony period romance Jane Eyre, but as Vulture found out yesterday at the after-party for Like Crazy (hosted by Tommy Hilfiger at Sons of Essex), Fukunaga might be pretty good at this whole love thing. Inspired by the long-distance relationship of Like Crazy, we asked Fukunaga to name the craziest thing he'd ever done for love. "That's hard to figure out," he said. "What defines crazy? Let me think about that for a second." After twenty seconds of thoughtful consideration, the handsome director (who has been linked to Michelle Williams) had an answer: "I've scoured for mourning jewelry, put pieces together that have matched from around the world; I've given lost lockets as gifts. I've written immense love letters that are supposed to be opened over days at a time. I used to always make art for girls. That was the thing I did for girls to like me. I did portraits, drawings, letters that formed outlines of significant things in our relationship. Art. I just used art in general. It usually worked." Yes it did, Cary.