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Paul Weitz on 'American Dreamz'

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Paul Weitz on 'American Dreamz'

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Paul Weitz on 'American Dreamz'

Paul Weitz on 'American Dreamz'

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Director Paul Weitz's new film, American Dreamz, satirizes American Idol and stars Dennis Quaid as a dimwitted U.S. president who goes on the show in an effort to save his falling approval ratings. Weitz's other films include American Pie and About a Boy.