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Real artists don't need prizes

Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival this year, for his movie "The Man Without a Past." In accepting the prize, Kaurismaki delivered a short speech:

"First of all, I would thank myself. Secondly, the jury. Thanks for the prize."

Then he walked off.

(See also this recent New York Times article, "Cash Aside, Is That Prize Meaningful?")

May 28, 2002 12:35 PM

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