Directed Offenbach's 'Tales of Hoffman' opera on stage at Vienna's Theater an der Wien.
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[after directing The French Connection
(1971)] Each picture I've done so far has been for different reasons. The Birthday Party
(1968), for instance, was purely a labor of love. I wanted to do [Harold Pinter
]. Others were to advance my career, to get better assignments. I have no regard for and no knowledge of the value of money, I'm not saying that's a virtue, just a fact. For me, the greatest ...
The night he won his Academy Award for directing The French Connection
(1971), he was riding with his manager when their Rolls-Royce broke down several miles from the ceremony. They had to hitch a ride from a driver at a gas station in order to arrive in time.