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Did You Know?
His grasp of the English language made him the subject of many long standing Hollywood anecdotes. He once berated David Niven
on set declaring: "You think you know f*ck everything and I know f*ck nothing. Well let me tell you, I know f*ck all!!"
His adopted son, John Meredyth Lucas
, said he spoke 5 languages, all of them badly. His thick Hungarian accent often made it difficult for cast and crew to understand him when he spoke English. During the filming of Casablanca
(1942), for instance, he asked a set dresser for a "poodle", and when the dresser brought him a small poodle dog, Curtiz exploded at the man--he had meant that he wanted a ...