44 wins & 27 nominations.
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Directed Cine Visuals/Leica Cine Lens commercial, "180mm," starring Diana Gilmutdinova.
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[on donating a substantial sum to the effort to complete Orson Welles's final film, The Other Side of the Wind (2018)] Many filmmakers have talked about what an inspiration Orson Welles was. Few have lifted a finger to help him when he needed it most. I decided I didn't want to be one of the latter. Orson, wherever you are, from one maverick to another, thank you. Now, let's do this.
In 1998, American Express financed scholarships on behalf of 20 Academy Award nominees to the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies. Phelan was awarded one such scholarship for his screenplay, "Kilgore," in the name of Helen Hunt, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the James L. Brooks film, As Good As It Gets (1997).