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Satyajit Ray
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    (May 2, 1921-April 23, 1992)
    Born in Calcutta, India
    Director best known for the Apu Trilogy (1955-59)
    Also directed ‘Devi’ (1960), ‘Jana Ranya’ (1975), ‘Ghare Baire’ (1984) and ‘Agantuk’ (1991)
    Was also a well known writer, publisher and graphic artist
    Won an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement (1992)
    It took him over three years to make his first film because of lack of funds.
    He married his first cousin after a secret romance.
    He claimed Steven Spielberg got the idea for ‘ET’ from his unfilmed script ‘The Alien’ (Spielberg denies this).
    He was accused by an Indian politician of stereotyping India as poor and backward.
    He insisted on having total control over his films.
    He lived much of his life with his extended family.
    His very first film established him as a major director.
    He put Indian cinema on the world map.
    His father and grandfather were well known writers and illustrators.
    He often cast amateurs in his films.
    Apu, the convenience store owner from The Simpsons, was named after the lead character from ‘The Apu Trilogy.’
    Akira Kurosawa said, ‘To have not seen the films of Ray is to have lived in the world without ever having seen the moon and the sun.’

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