The early months of 2010 were an unsettled time for Conan O'Brien. He left his job as host of "The Tonight Show," committed himself to a 32-city live tour and wrestled with what the next phase of his career would be. So, naturally, Mr. O'Brien did what anyone else would do during a frightening, life-altering and already highly public moment of truth: he invited a director to make a movie about him.
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