Zach Braff is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer. He rose to prominence after being cast as JD in the hit comedy series Scrubs. In 2004, Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State. The film, which was produced for $2.5 million, made over $35 million and also received critical acclaim. He won numerous awards for his directing work, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album.

During an interview with Off Camera’s Sam Jones, he talks about the moments that can change one’s trajectory of life forever:

Braff and the cast of Scrubs Season 1. The hit show ran for an astounding 9 seasons

2:08 “Garden State wasn’t going to get financed. It couldn’t find financing. I had the balls to walk right into Kevin Huvane’s (one of the heads of CAA) office, I knew him as an acquaintance, but I was in the building. I literally walked past the assistant and was like ‘Hey!’ and he was looking like ‘what the fuck are you doing in here?’ But I charmed him and made him laugh. He called Pam Abdy, the head of production for Jersey Films. Had that not happened, Garden State might not have happened. So I love those moments, that’s what’s insane about life, those little moments. Where you go ‘wow, if I had not found my keys at that moment’…”

During a scene in Garden State with Natalie Portman