The eulogies abound. How do you reduce a man’s life, and work, into a few sentences? You don’t — you really can’t. I choose to celebrate the life of the outsider’s outsider. You can find the list of his movies and the stars who had donated an appendage to work with him anywhere else. Director Robert Altman was a modern pioneer of Independent Motion Pictures. He made movies he loved. He told stories he cared about deeply. Altman proved you don’t need Hollywood financing or approval to make the motion pictures you feel passion for. Family comes first, but I hope I can look back one day and be half as proud of my body of work as he.