Ben Lewin — Australian Director born on August 06, 1946,

Ben Lewin was born in Poland. As a child, he emigrated with his family to Melbourne, Australia. At the age of six, he contracted polio which caused him to use crutches for the rest of his life. Lewin attended the University of Melbourne where he studied law. In 1971, he left his job as a barrister in Australia after being given a scholarship to study film at National Film and Television School in England. After school, Lewin remained in England where he worked in television... (wikipedia)

I am more connected to the world of the imagination, but you don't have to have polio to do that.
By the time I was a young man, I was pretty independent.
I think people think filmmaking is fun, but I've never thought that. For me it's always been a lot of work and pain and stress.
I'm what is known as a 40-year overnight success.
Particularly with middle-class people, self-absorption is a struggle.

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