I knew Bob (Dylan) a little, and he came to see me when he heard that I was doing a film on Billy the Kid, and he said, "Oh, man, you know what? I always thought I was the reincarnation of Billy the Kid." I said, "I'm sure you are." And he said, "Well, if there's any way I can be in it . . . "
So we went down and met Sam (Peckinpah), and he turned to Bob and said, "You know, I'm a big fan of Roger Miller." I thought, "Oh no, this might be it."
But Bob fell in love. He was a confrontationist too, so he understood.