The most frugal director in the world? Meet Miguel Arteta


Bravo to film director Miguel Arteta for living remarkably downscale by show business standards. Heck, by the standards of many regular folks.

Perhaps we can all learn about fiscal restraint from him. The way he manages his art and his money makes me pine for my stamp-sized apartment in Hell's Kitchen.

Let me explain. Arteta, 44, has directed the likes of Jennifer Aniston in "The Good Girl" and now Michael Cera in "Youth in Revolt," opening Friday.

His movies have been successful in indie circles and he's already shot another one, "Cedar Rapids," due out next year. Surely he must be embracing the Hollywood life in digs befitting a respected filmmaker. Right?