I enjoyed his style and never felt he thought he was more important than the story. I also got the feeling he got a kick out of interviewing artists. He had a great interview with Miles Davis many years ago.
And he was the voice of "Jazz from Lincoln Center" on public radio.
I would've been more worried about this had I not seen Beyond The Sea. Now I know that Bosworth can at least act, so while the age thing seems a bit off, maybe she can simply act older. Spacey as Luthor is utterly brilliant.