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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.
Which famous director is the first person to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench solo?
James Cameron. Cameron became an expert on deep-sea exploration in conjunction with his research and underwater filming for The Abyss and Titanic. On March 7, 2012, he took the Deepsea Challenger submersible to the bottom of the New Britain Trench. On March 26, he reached the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, and spent over 3 hours exploring the ocean floor before returning to the surface
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 Italian actress was the wife of Federico Fellini?
Giulietta Masina was an Italian film and stage actress. She starred in La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She was the wife and muse of the Italian film director Federico Fellini. Half of her Italian films, the most successful ones, were either written or directed by her husband.
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.