"We're very weird about our president," Mike Nichols said a week before the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. Nichols is the director of "Primary Colors."

"I was thinking about how much the problems of our puritanism are like a kid growing up," the director said. "You find out that the lady who was always with Dad when you visited wasn't his secretary. And then you say, `How could he do it to Mom?' Then you get a little older and your own life gets lived, and you say, `Oh, Dad, I wish you were here so I could tell you I understand and I'm sorry I was such a little twit.' "- By Leah Garchik