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David Lean
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Filmmaker
    (March 25, 1908-April 16, 1991)
    Won the 1957 Best Director Oscar ('The Bridge on the River Kwai')
    Won the 1962 Best Director Oscar ('Lawrence of Arabia')
    Directed 'Brief Encounter,' 'Oliver Twist,' 'Great Expectations,' 'Summertime,' 'Dr. Zhivago,' 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'A Passage to India'
    Knighted in 1984
    He took so long to film 'A Bridge on the River Kwai' that his wife divorced him on the grounds of desertion.
    He nearly ruined a long association with Alec Guinness because he criticized Guinness so harshly during the filming of 'Dr. Zhivago' and didn't speak to Lean for years.
    He made Katharine Hepburn jump into the Venice canal for a scene for 'Summertime,' and her eyes became permanently damaged as a result.
    He gave Alec Guinness his first film roles.
    He and Guinness made up and Guinness appeared in his last film, 'A Passage to India.'
    He directed only 16 films, and received 7 Best Director nominations.
    He supervised the 1989 restoration of 'Lawrence of Arabia.'

Credit: Professor Moriarty


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
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    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
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    In 2005, Out of 198 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 322 Votes: 43.17% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 336 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
 
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