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Emir Kusturica


A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. After graduation, he directed ... See full bio »
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6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. Why don't I see a Frank Capra today? Because people aren't like this anymore? People haven't changed that much in 60 years. See more »

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One of seven directors with two films to have won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the others being Francis Ford Coppola (The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979) ), Alf Sjöberg (Iris and the Lieutenant (1946) and Miss Julie (1951)), Shôhei Imamura (The Ballad of Narayama (1983) and The Eel (1997) ), Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and The Best Intentions (1992) ), ... See more »

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Kusta

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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