Cecil B. DeMille

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Noun1.Cecil B. DeMille - United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881-1959)
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Yes, Mr. DeMille. Glenn Close is still ready for her closeup-and she's scary good!
Upon meeting Gamal 'Abd el-Nasser (later Egyptian president) and the Minister of War, Abdel Hakim Amer, shortly after King Farouk had been deposed, Amer said to DeMille: "Mr. DeMille, we grew up on your film The Crusades, and we saw how you treated us and our religion.
However, the most iconic moment occurred at film's end when the delusional Norma dramatically descended a staircase thinking that she is Salome performing for Mr. DeMille. Max is behind the camera and allowed her to enjoy these last moments of illusionary grandeur by pretending to be DeMille, who is then immortalized by Norma's closing instruction: "All right, Mr.