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Yung Lean

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Swedish rapper and record producer that has released mixtapes called Sadboys 2001 and Unfamiliar Loss of life 2002. His debut recording is called Unfamiliar Memory. His popularity skyrocketed following the music video for his solitary “Ginseng Remove 2002” proceeded to go viral on YouTube. His music continues to be regarded as the epitome of “unfortunate rap.” He was created Jonatan Leandoer Håstad in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden to parents Kristoffer Leandoer and Elsa Håstad. He shaped a group referred to as Hasch Young boys with Yung Gud and Yung Sherman.

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Full Name Yung Lean
Date Of Birth July 18, 1996
Place Of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
Profession Rapper
Nationality Swedish
Parents Kristoffer Leandoer, Elsa Håstad, Kyoto, Yoshi City, Ginseng Strip 2002
Siblings Miriam Leandoer Håstad
Nominations Grammis Award for Artist of the Year
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1He directed two Best Picture Academy Award winners: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
2In 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, Lean told him it wasn't enough and to go back and ask for $30m. A shocked Spielberg did so, but Warners refused to increase the budget. Lean never spoke to Spielberg again.
3David Lean is the only British director to win 2 Best Director Oscars.
4Before his death in 1991, Lean's only child Peter, and Peter's daughter, tried to reconcile with him on a visit to his home in France, but the attempt ended in anger, and they never spoke again. David Lean had left his first wife when Peter was young, just as Lean's own accountant father had left when David was 16.
5Uncle of agriculturalist John Tangye Lean.
6Uncle of the writer Lucy Lean.
7Expressed an interest, in 1955, in making a film version of the BBC Light Programme's "Journey into Space" SF radio serial.
8He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
9Frequently worked with Alec Guinness. When he recommended that Steven Spielberg direct Empire of the Sun (1987), Spielberg ended up hiring Eve Mavrakis as a translator. Fittingly, Mavrakis would go on to marry Ewan McGregor, who succeeded Guinness in the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
10According to Sarah Miles, Lean enjoyed pushing his actors to their personal limits and then breaking them, just for his own amusement.
11Once screened Lawrence of Arabia (1962) with Steven Spielberg. Lean gave Spielberg a "live director's commentary" (as Spielberg put it). Spielberg said it was one of the best moments of his life, learning from a true master. Consequently, Spielberg stated that it helped him make better pictures and that commentary directly influenced every movie he has made since.
12In his home town of Croydon, South London, there is a cinema named after him in the Croydon Clocktower Arts Centre.
13Peter O'Toole based his performance in The Stunt Man (1980) on Lean.
14From 1986 until his death in 1991, he was working on an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo. Serge Silberman was producing in conjunction with Columbia Pictures and Lean had written the screenplay with Robert Bolt and Maggie Unsworth. The film was budgeted at $46m and shooting was to have started in March 1991, in Almería and Les Studios de la Victorine in Nice. Dennis Quaid, Isabella Rossellini, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Irene Papas and Christopher Lambert were to have starred, with cinematographer Alex Thomson and production designer John Box also in place. The score was to have been composed by Maurice Jarre. The budget also contained provision for a replacement director (Guy Hamilton) to take over should Lean die or his health deteriorate during the shoot. Lean was diagnosed with throat cancer in January 1991 and shooting was postponed from March until May. Lean died in April 1991, before filming could commence.
15Directed 11 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Celia Johnson, Katharine Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, John Mills, Sarah Miles, Peggy Ashcroft and Judy Davis. Guiness, Mills and Ashcroft won for their performances in one of Lean's movies.
16Towards the end of his life, he said he'd like to have another go at filming Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago." The prerequisite for remaking the film would be the casting of Julie Christie once again as Lara, but since she would be too old for the part, he wouldn't be able to do it.
17Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890- 1945". Pages 633-639. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
18Was voted the 34th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
19He was married 6 times and at all times briefly, apparently having been unable to maintain a marriage due to his wandering eye. He also declined to discuss his personal life.
20Originally wanted to direct Empire of the Sun (1987), but passed it on to Steven Spielberg because of advancing years.
21Both Lean's first wife, Isabel Lean (b. 1908) and his third, actress Ann Todd, were his first cousins.
22His third wife was previously married to his first cousin, Nigel Tangye .
23According to Richard Schickel, Lean was so wounded by Pauline Kael's and other critics' vicious attacks on Ryan's Daughter (1970) that he didn't direct another picture for 14 years, until A Passage to India (1984).
24He was honoured with the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1990.


Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Passage to India1984edited by
In Which We Serve1942uncredited
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing1942
49th Parallel1941
Major Barbara1941
Spies of the Air1940
French Without Tears1940
Pygmalion1938
The Last Adventurers1937
Wife of General Ling1937
Dreaming Lips1937
As You Like It1936
With Pleasure, Madame1936
Turn of the Tide1935uncredited
The Crouching Beast1935
Escape Me Never1935
Brewster's Millions1935uncredited
Java Head1934uncredited
The Secret of the Loch1934
Dangerous Ground1934
Tiger Bay1934
Matinee Idol1933
The Fortunate Fool1933
Song of the Plough1933
Money for Speed1933
The Ghost Camera1933
Insult1932
These Charming People1931
The Night Porter1930uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking the Sound Barrier1952
Madeleine1950
The Passionate Friends1949
Oliver Twist1948
Great Expectations1946
Brief Encounter1945
Blithe Spirit1945
This Happy Breed1944
In Which We Serve1942
Major Barbara1941uncredited
A Passage to India1984
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor1979TV Short
Ryan's Daughter1970
Doctor Zhivago1965
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965some scenes, uncredited
Lawrence of Arabia1962
The Bridge on the River Kwai1957
Summertime1955
Hobson's Choice1954

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Passage to India1984screenplay
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor1979TV Short
Summertime1955screenplay
Hobson's Choice1954screenplay
The Passionate Friends1949adaptation
Oliver Twist1948screen play
Great Expectations1946adapted for the screen by
Brief Encounter1945uncredited
Blithe Spirit1945adapted for the screen by
This Happy Breed1944adaptation

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
High Treason1929assistant director - uncredited
Balaclava1928assistant director
The Physician1928assistant director
Sailors Don't Care1928assistant director

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence of Arabia1962Motorcyclist by Suez Canal (uncredited)
Summertime1955Man at Café (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Money for Speed1933Reporter (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence of Arabia1962producer - uncredited
Hobson's Choice1954producer
Breaking the Sound Barrier1952producer

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Major Barbara1941montage
Spy for a Day1940supervising editor

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Major Barbara1941assistant to director
Quinneys1927runner - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossroad2012acknowledgment to the works of
A Little Bit Zombie2012acknowledgment to the works of
Lawrence of Arabia1962special thanks - as Sir David Lean, 1989 restoration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean1990TV SpecialHimself - Guest of Honor
The South Bank Show1985-1990TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Film '721988TV SeriesHimself
Apropos Film1985TV Series documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Film Editing
The Golden Gong1985TV Movie documentaryHimself-Interviewee
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor1979TV ShortHimself
Omnibus1971TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Film Night1970TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Commenting on New Freedom and Trends in Film: Pre-Recorded
Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean1966Short documentaryHimself
David Lean's Film of Doctor Zhivago1965Documentary shortHimself
Moscow in Madrid1965Documentary shortHimself
Pasternak1965Documentary shortHimself
The 35th Annual Academy Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
Sam Spiegel in a Discussion with Ludovic Kennedy on the Producer and the Film1961DocumentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Best Director Winner
The Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant1958Documentary shortHimself
Korda Interviews1956TV Movie documentaryInterviewee

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia2013Video documentary short
The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Many Faces of...2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Doctor Zhivago: A Celebration2010Video documentary shortHimself
David Lean and His Dedicated Maniacs2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
David Lean in Close-Up2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Il était une fois...2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Film2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arena2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia'2000Video documentaryHimself
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryInterview
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances1993TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationCreative
1990Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1984KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorA Passage to India (1984)
1984NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorA Passage to India (1984)
1984NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorA Passage to India (1984)
1983BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
1974Academy FellowshipBAFTA Awards
1974Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest FilmRyan's Daughter (1970)
1973Lifetime Achievement AwardDirectors Guild of America, USA
1973DGA Honorary Life Member AwardDirectors Guild of America, USA
1967DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Doctor Zhivago (1965)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorDoctor Zhivago (1965)
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsDirector
1964Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
1964Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmLawrence of Arabia (1962)
1963OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorLawrence of Arabia (1962)
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorLawrence of Arabia (1962)
1963DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesLawrence of Arabia (1962)· Roy Stevens (assistant director plaque)
1962NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorLawrence of Arabia (1962)
1958OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1958Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1958DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)· Gus Agosti (assistant director plaque)
· Ted Sturgis (assistant director plaque)
1957NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1957NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1955NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorSummertime (1955)
1954Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalHobson's Choice (1954)
1952NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorThe Sound Barrier (1952)
1946Grand Prize of the FestivalCannes Film FestivalFeature FilmBrief Encounter (1945)
1944Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)In Which We Serve (1942)· Noël Coward

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedA Passage to India (1984)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmA Passage to India (1984)· John Brabourne
· Richard B. Goodwin
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorA Passage to India (1984)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumA Passage to India (1984)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Film EditingA Passage to India (1984)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureA Passage to India (1984)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureA Passage to India (1984)
1985DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesA Passage to India (1984)
1985WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumA Passage to India (1984)
1971BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionRyan's Daughter (1970)
1971DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesRyan's Daughter (1970)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsDirector5th place.
1967BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film from any SourceDoctor Zhivago (1965)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsDirector8th place.
1966OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorDoctor Zhivago (1965)
1966Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalDoctor Zhivago (1965)
1956OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorSummertime (1955)
1955BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ScreenplayHobson's Choice (1954)· Norman Spencer
· Wynyard Browne
1949Grand Prize of the FestivalCannes Film FestivalThe Passionate Friends (1949)
1948OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorGreat Expectations (1946)
1948OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, ScreenplayGreat Expectations (1946)· Ronald Neame
· Anthony Havelock-Allan
1948Grand International AwardVenice Film FestivalOliver Twist (1948)
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorBrief Encounter (1945)
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, ScreenplayBrief Encounter (1945)· Anthony Havelock-Allan
· Ronald Neame
1946HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBlithe Spirit (1945)· Noël Coward (written by/based on the play)
· Anthony Havelock-Allan (written by)
· Ronald Neame (written by)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest Director
1965NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorDoctor Zhivago (1965)
1942NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorIn Which We Serve (1942)· Noël Coward

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorA Passage to India (1984)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Director
1952NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Sound Barrier (1952)


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#Quote
1I suppose I don't have much contact with actors off the set because I have so much contact with them on the set. I'm trying to get things out of them - I'm squeezing them a little, I'm encouraging them - I'm a general sort of wet-nurse to actors.
2[1988 interview] I don't know about Brief Encounter (1945). I saw it the other day and I thought it was rather good, and I saw it a couple of years ago and I thought it was pretty awful. The magic of that film is Celia Johnson - she was wonderful!
3I realise more and more that reality on the screen, which used to be the thing to aim at, is a sort of bore. I don't mean that the audience should sit there and say, "Oh, that's unreal". But movies are a kind of dream and I think they should have an unreal edge to them, and that's what I try to do.
4[on Doctor Zhivago (1965)] That film earned me more money than all my other films put together. It's a wonderful story - you want to know what happens next. And wonderful characters. And Julie (Christie).....which was quite a face.
5[1989, on the restored version of Lawrence of Arabia (1962)] Everyone worried about re-releasing Lawrence. They said the audiences have changed. They talk and shout at the screen; they're impatient; they wouldn't sit still for it. Not at all. You could hear a pin drop. London, New York, Washington, Los Angeles. Everywhere. I think audiences had almost forgotten the power of pictures. They've gotten smaller and smaller. And suddenly you see this old film, wonderfully photographed; tremendous detail; you almost feel you could take a hair off the actor's collar. There's a mesmeric effect from the picture on the screen.
6[on Doctor Zhivago (1965)] Zhivago is a very passive part - he's a poet and a doctor - and a fatal pitfall would have been to cast too much with the type. If I'd had a very studious young man, I think he'd tend to be a bore in the picture and so I thought I'd go for immense good looks and I thought of Omar (Sharif) because he'd played the Sheik in Lawrence who came out of the mirage. He's a very sensitive actor and we happen to work very well together - he catches on - and I think it works and I thought I could get this Russian poet out of him, and I backed that hunch. A lot of people thought I was mad.
7I 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.
8Casting is a nightmare because it is an eternal compromise. You hardly ever have the actor give a performance of which you say, yes, that's right on it. They just haven't got that sense of humour, or they haven't got that feel about them or whatever it is. The nearest person to a perfect piece of casting was Trevor Howard in Ryan's Daughter (1970). He was just wonderful for the tunnel-vision priest - a kind of peasant who knew exactly what was right and what was wrong and was therefore not all that intelligent.
9[accepting the Best Director Oscar for Lawrence of Arabia (1962)] This limey is deeply touched and greatly honoured. Thank you.
10[on film adaptations] I think the best you can do in a movie is to be faithful to the author's intention in all areas. With the two Dickens films I did - Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948) - they are, oh, pencil sketches of these great novels that he wrote, but I think they are faithful. I wouldn't have been ashamed to show him the films.
11These American writers really frighten me. They talk so well and write so badly. I have now worked with five of them and not one has come along with a big, original idea.
12I like making films about characters I'd like to have dinner with.
13[on Charles Laughton] Charm, you see, a terrific man to work with. You had to hold him down a bit. What a talent!
14[on Anthony Asquith] A hell of a good director.
15I think people remember pictures not dialogue. That's why I like pictures.
16Film is a dramatized reality and it is the director's job to make it appear real... an audience should not be conscious of technique.
17[on the Academy Awards] If you have no hope of getting one, they're despised. But it you have, they're very important.
18When the great actor says the line, you can put scissors precisely at the point A and it's wonderful. When the star says the line, you can hold for four frames longer because something else happens.
19Always cast against the part and it won't be boring.
20I wouldn't take the advice of a lot of so-called critics on how to shoot a close-up of a teapot.
21Actors can be a terrible bore on the set, though I enjoy having dinner with them.

#Trademark
1Frequently collaborated with screenwriter Robert Bolt and production designer John Box
2His films often examine relations and differences between two opposing cultures and viewpoints
3The horizon is almost always kept in view
4Often collaborated with composer Maurice Jarre
5His characters are often men of honor struggling in a cruel or alien environment
6Spectacular bloody battle scenes
7Enormous visual scope with heavy use of natural light
8Biopics about real life Individuals
9Stories are often set against the backdrop of political discourse (Russian Revolution,Easter Rising)
10Very distinct sense of time and place in His films (Russia during the Russian Revolution, Ireland during the 1916 Easter uprising)
11Trains/locomotives playing a significant role in the film's plot (e.g., Brief Encounter (1945), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Summertime (1955), Doctor Zhivago (1965), etc.).
12Frequently cast Alec Guinness, Ann Todd, and Omar Sharif

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