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DeMille, Cecil B.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishDeMille, Cecil B.Cecil B. DeMilleDeMille, Cec‧il B. /ˈsesəl biː/  (1881–1959) a US film producer and director who helped to establish the film industry in Hollywood. He is famous for making epics, (=very expensive films about people in the bible and in history, using hundreds of actors). He is thought of as a very typical example of film director, like someone who uses a megaphone and tells actors exactly what to do without asking for their opinion. His films include Samson and Delilah (1949) and The Ten Commandments (1956).
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