Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki

The directorial works—in film and television—of Cameron Crowe.


Cameron Crowe has made some of the most audience-beloved and re-watchable comedy-dramas in recent history. He loves his actors and they tend to love him right back. More importantly the actors in his movies have delivered some extraordinary star-making and award-winning performances, and that doesn't seem to be a coincidence.

It's debatable how much of a blank check director Cameron Crowe really is. Certainly he is regarded as less of an auteur-type of director than most others considered for the Blank Check miniseries treatment. But those two questions themselves become the dual foci of this miniseries: Is Crowe an auteur type of director, and in what sense? Did Cameron Crowe ever get a blank check, and if so, what did he do with it? Which Crowe project is one of David's all-time favorite movies?

Griffin and David track the highs and lows and in-betweens of Crowe's career, ranging from how he got his start as an undercover reporter, the story of his big break in the movie business with James L. Brooks, how he got in with big movie stars, and how his script-writing talent has ossified over the years. Plus #TheTwoFriends offer a LOT of speculation on the backstories of the two characters in "Denim Invasion."

This miniseries was preceded by The Podchowski Casters miniseries, on the films of the Wachowskis. It was followed by by the Podinator: Judgment Cast miniseries, on the films of James Cameron.


# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
063 Say Anything… 🔊 No 1:51 6/23/2016
064 Singles 🔊 No 1:22 6/30/2016
065 Jerry Maguire 🔊 No 2:04 7/7/2016
066 Almost Famous 🔊 1:48 7/15/2016
067 Vanilla Sky 🔊 Richard Lawson Yes 2:04 7/22/2016
070 Elizabethtown 🔊 Yes 1:54 8/11/2016
071 We Bought a Zoo 🔊 No 1:48 8/21/2016
072 Aloha 🔊 Esther Zuckerman No 2:10 8/26/2016
Bonus Episodes
068 Denim Invasion Live @ DCM18 🔊 John Trowbridge N/A 0:50 7/26/2016
073 Roadies 🔊 Layne Montgomery N/A 2:06 9/4/2016

Ranking His Filmography[]

  • Griffin and David share their rankings at the end of the Aloha episode.
  • No Blankies rankings yet exist, as no voting thread was created in the r/Blankies sub-reddit at that time - but space will be added should it be revisited in the future.
Rank Griffin David
1 Almost Famous Jerry Maguire
2 Jerry Maguire Say Anything…
3 Say Anything… Vanilla Sky
4 Vanilla Sky Singles
5 We Bought a Zoo Almost Famous
6 Singles We Bought a Zoo
7 Denim Invasion Denim Invasion
8 Aloha Aloha
9 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown