On days I find it hard to believe I'm just one script away from a career, I think about the story behind Patton.
Francis Ford Coppola was hired to write "Patton," but there was a disagreement about the now iconic opening. He was replaced by another writer.
Time passes. Just as Coppola is about to be fired again from "The Godfather," "Patton" is up for an Academy Award, & Coppola wins for best screenplay!
Coppola has said that if he hadn't won for "Patton", it's likely he would've been fired from "The Godfather."
This gives me great hope that things work out the way they should.