Julie Taymor (68) is a theater, opera, and movie director and writer. Her stage adaptation of The Lion King has been seen by more than 90 million people in 100 cities around the world. It received 11 Tony Award nominations; Taymor garnered Tony Awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. The production has been honored with more than 70 major arts awards worldwide.
Quotes: “Creativity is a gift, but if you don’t know how to use it you might not even know it’s there. There’s a lot of creativity in the air, but it’s meaningless if you’re not open to receiving it.” | “You just have to throw fear out the window. If there’s anything that’s going to hold you back, it’s fear.”
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