Lenny Kravitz is claiming credit for the success of new movie THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY - because he was director Julian Schnabel's confidante throughout the shoot. Kravitz befriended Schnabel while the film was in production in Paris and he even landed a guest role. He reveals, "I was in Paris while they were making it. I did a cameo in it. I was having dinner with Julian Schnabel (the director) a lot, and he would bring over the dailies and we would watch it. I knew it was gonna be absolutely incredible."