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10 Questions: Frank Oz
The director and Muppet performer shares his ten answers.
- Frank Oz needs little introduction to most people. His name is synonymous with such classic characters as Yoda, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy. Behind the camera, he's directed such comedies as Muppets Take Manhattan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors, What About Bob?, and In & Out, as well as the adventure films The Dark Crystal and The Indian in the Cupboard. His most recent efforts include directing the Brando-De Niro-Norton-starrring heist film The Score, and once again providing the voice of Yoda in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode II.

Those of you who've read IGN FilmForce since its beginning may remember that Frank Oz was the subject of our very first interview. Now Mr. Oz has taken the time to answer our patent (pending) 10 Questions...

1. What is your favorite piece of music?

One of the many Mose Allison songs.

2. What is your favorite film?

Citizen Kane.

3. What is your favorite TV program, past or current?

Everybody Loves Raymond & C-SPAN.

4. What do you feel has been your most important professional accomplishment to date?

The Score.

5. Which project do you feel didn't live up to what you envisioned?

Little Shop of Horrors.

6. What is your favorite book?

The Poetry of Emily Dickenson.

7. If you could change one thing about Hollywood, what would it be?

Give the same respect to comedy as there is to drama.

8. If you could change one public perception of yourself, what would it be?

I don't know what the public perception of me is.

9. What is your next project?

Don't know.

10. What is the one project that you've always wanted to do, but have yet to be able to?

Don't want to tell you or someone else will do it.

Score, The
Brando, DeNiro, and Norton get into the burglary mood in this tense heist flick.
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Jim Henson's live-action fantasy classic
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Birth Name
Richard Frank Oznowicz
Date of Birth
May 25, 1944
Hereford, England