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In which category did Clint Eastwood never win an Academy Award?
Best Actor. Although Clint Eastwood is a very successful actor, he never won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Out of four that he won, two were for Best Director and another two for Best Picture.
The director and scriptwriter of "Citizen Kane" is Orson Welles. And who played the main role?
Orson Welles. "Citizen Kane" is one of the most outstanding masterpieces in the history of cinema. Orson Welles wrote the screenplay of the film, directed it and played the main role.
Who directed "Persona", "Fanny and Alexander" and "Wild Strawberries"?
Ingmar Bergman. Bergman is recognized as one of the most influential and accomplished directors of all time. He directed more than 60 films and received numerous international awards.
For which genre is the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki famous?
Anime. Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors.
Who directed the music video for Michael Jackson's song "Bad"?
Martin Scorsese. The full version of the music video for "Bad" was released in August 1987. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starred Wesley Snipes in one of his first appearances. The video, inspired in part by the film West Side Story, shows Jackson and a group of dancers portraying a street gang dancing in a subway station.
Which famous director was the co-writer of the "Dogme 95 Manifesto"?
Lars von Trier. "Dogme 95 Manifesto" was created in 1995 by the Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterbe These were rules to create filmmaking based on the traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. It was an attempt to take back power for the director as artist, as opposed to the studio.
What instrument does Woody Allen play?
Clarinet. Woody Allen is a passionate fan of jazz, featured prominently in the soundtracks to his films. He began playing the clarinet as a child and took his stage name from clarinetist Woody Herman. He has performed publicly at least since the late 1960s.
Who directed films such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks! and Sleepy Hollow?
Tim Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films. Burton has worked repeatedly with actor Johnny Depp and with musician Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but three of the films Burton has directed.
What do Anthony Hopkins, Jay Leno, Guy Ritchie and Pablo Picasso have in common?
Dyslexia is not an intellectual disability, since dyslexia and IQ are not interrelated. It is believed that dyslexia can affect between 5 and 10 percent of a given population.