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Sir David Lean
6' 1" (1.86 m)
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I find dialogue a bore, for the most part. I think that if you look back on any film you've seen, you don't remember lines of dialogue, you remember pictures.
In a BBC documentary, Steven Spielberg
recounted how Lean (by then a personal friend) asked him to approach Warner Brothers on his behalf to persuade them to finance his film of Joseph Conrad
's novel Nostromo. Spielberg did this and Warner's studio chief, who was also a personal friend of Spielberg's, agreed to fund the movie on a $20m budget. When Spielberg called Lean to give him the good news,...
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