Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
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Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.
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[observation, 1985] After a director is fired, it's like he's got AIDS. Nobody will touch him. Nobody wants to come too close.
Was the original director of WarGames
(1983) but was replaced by John Badham
. Several of Brest's scenes still remain in the film.