Alfred Hitchcock was once detained at a French airport by a customs official whose suspicions had been raised by the director's passport, which simply listed his occupation as "Producer." "So what do you produce?" the official asked. Hitchcock's reply? "Gooseflesh!"
[Audiences flocked to his thrillers, Hitchcock remarked on another occasion, because "they like to put their toe in the cold water of fear."]
[A woman once received a $200 tip just to check Alfred Hitchcock's (admittedly rather massive) coat.]