Directed a pilot for a sitcom to be called "The Pickle Bros.".
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The French Connection
(1971) was really made in the editing room. One of the easiest sequences to do was the chase scene. It was relatively easy to do because everything was worked out minutely, carefully planned and checked in advance. Of course, there were some human errors and we did wreck a couple of cars before we were through.
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.
Infamous for his volatile, provocative behavior on film sets