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If you go for a drive with Randy Newman, watch out!

February 17, 2011 |  1:56 pm

Randy Newman has always had bad luck as a driver. To make matters worse, Newman has never had great vision either -- he endured a number of eye operations as a kid and still wears thick glasses. But when it comes to his scrapes and crashes, it sounds as if bad luck has had as much to do with it as bad eyesight. One night when I was doing an interview with Newman and Pixar's John Lasseter, Newman began regaling us with the gory particulars, leaving us both nearly weeping with laughter.

So when I finished talking to Newman about his Oscar exploits, I asked him if he could revisit some of his crash scenes. Here's his take on why things always seem to go wrong once he's behind the wheel.

-- Patrick Goldstein