Cult movie maker Jim Jarmusch is trying to cut back on his nicotine and caffeine habit - because it's turning him into a wreck.

The 51-year-old director's new film might be called COFFEE + CIGARETTES but the man himself is actually trying to give up both.

He says, "I used to drink like 12 cups (of coffee) a day, and then I'd be a nervous, depressed wreck. Now I only drink tea, and usually only one cup a day."

Jarmusch is now working on cutting back on his smoking because he hates his yellow-stained fingers.

He says, "I'm smoking a lot less than I used to."

31/05/2004 08:49