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[on Gary Cooper
] He accomplishes really sincere acting with very few tricks. Someone like Gary is dismissed with, "Oh, he is such a simple person, what he is playing is so simple." Look at it right up close, and you see it is much more than that, sometimes rather complex, but always subtle.
He was largely responsible for the ultimate look of the characters in the film The Wizard of Oz
(1939). Richard Thorpe
, the film's first director, had decided on how the makeup should look, and had made some rather catastrophic decisions (see Buddy Ebsen
). He was eventually fired, and during a stopover at the film's set, Cukor gave some directorial suggestions (such as removing Judy Garland
Directed many adaptations of books & plays and was known to be particularly skilled at interpreting stage plays for the screen