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Ernst Stavro Blofeld in ‘From Russia With Love’, ‘Thunderball’, ‘You Only Live Twice’, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, ‘For Your Eyes Only’, ‘Never Say Never Again’, ‘Spectre’, and ‘No Time to Die’ (as of 2021).
Toyota and BMW. He’s used a Bentley 3.5 Litre drophead coupé Park Ward, Aston Martin DB5, Lotus Esprit S1 ‘Wet Nellie’, Lotus Esprit Turbo, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, and recently a BMW Z3, BMW 750i, and a BMW Z8. He used a Toyota 2000GT in ‘You Only Live Twice’. He’s now back with Aston Martin: Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Aston Martin DB10.
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Lina Wertmueller nominated for ‘Seven Beauties’ in 1976; Jane Campion nominated for ‘The Piano’ in 1994; Sofia Coppola nominated for ‘Lost in Translation’ in 2004; Kathryn Bigelow who won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Director for ‘The Hurt Locker’; Greta Gerwig nominated for ‘Lady Bird’ in 2017; Emerald Fennell nominated for ‘Promising Young Women’ in 2020; Chloé Zhao who won the 2020 Academy Award for Best Director for ‘Nomadland’.
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The pseudonym used by Hollywood film directors who do not want to be credited on the film. He directed among others: ‘Bloodsucking Pharoahs in Pittsburgh’, ‘Prostidude’, and ‘The Shrimp on the Barbie’.
Walter Matthau. As part of a lifelong love of practical jokes, Matthau created the rumors that his middle name was Foghorn and his last name was originally Matuschanskayasky (under which he is credited for a cameo role in the film ‘Earthquake’). His real name was Walter John Matthow.
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Fawlty Towers. The signs were changed at the beginning of each episode of the second season:Episode 8: ‘Watery Fowls’Episode 9: ‘Flay Otters’Episode 10: ‘Fatty Owls’Episode 11: ‘Flowery Twats’Episode 12: ‘Farty Towels’
A MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin) is a plot device that motivates the characters or advances the story, but the details of which are of little or no importance otherwise. Hitchcock said that “in a thriller the MacGuffin is usually ‘the necklace’; in a spy story it is ‘the papers’”.
The only actor/actress to have won an Oscar portraying a character of the opposite sex. (This was not Linda Hunt playing a woman pretending to be a man, like Barbra Streisand did in Yentl or, in reverse, as Dustin Hoffman did in Tootsie, but playing a man in a serious drama.)