It was a stunt, but a clever one: docu-director Morgan Spurlock decided he’d eat only at McDonald’s for a month, and record the results. Because Spurlock was an gregarious, engaging fellow with a modest social mission — kind of Michael Moore Lite — Super Size Me clicked at Sundance (Best Director of a Documentary) and with audiences ($11 million domestic gross on a $65,000 budget). The movie’s notoriety, and its Oscar nomination, propelled Spurlock into his own little doc-conglomerate, hosting and producing the TV series 30 Days, lending his exec-producer imprimatur to such like-minded nonfiction films as The Third Wave and What Would Jesus Buy? and starring in another fun doc, Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? Who says fast food is bad for you?
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