20 wins & 16 nominations.
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Directed "Salome" by Richard Strauss
, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany. NOTE: This was the first opera he directed.
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(1980)] It's just a murder mystery, with the gay leather scene as a backdrop. On another level it's about identity: do any of us really know who it is sitting next to us, or looking back at us in the mirror? But the vitriol that the film was greeted with still confounds me.
Often goes to extreme lengths to get the desired realism in his scenes. Infamous examples include the illegal car chase from The French Connection
(1971) (which employed a stunt driver racing amidst unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians), and his effective tactics to get certain reactions from his actors in The Exorcist
(1973) (discharging firearms close to the actors' ears, slapping them in the ...