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Ben J. Winer

Ben James Winer was an American research psychologist and academic. He served as a psychology professor at Purdue University and was president of the Psychometric Society, he has been listed as one of the most cited psychologists in the United States, having authored a well-known textbook on statistical analysis. Born in Oregon, Winer attended the University of Oregon and he served as a personnel research bureau assistant for the psychology department head, Howard Taylor, he earned a master's degree in psychology from Oregon in 1940 before serving in the military for five years. He held positions with the United States Civil Service Commission and The Pentagon while he took evening graduate courses in statistics at George Washington University. After attending graduate school at Princeton University, Winer went to Ohio State University, where he earned a Ph. D. in industrial psychology in 1951. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina and he received joint teaching appointments in statistics and psychology at Purdue University in 1954.

He had a full-time appointment in the psychology department by 1956, but statistical analysis remained a strong area of emphasis for him. Working with Andrew Halpin, Winer studied behavioral approaches to leadership, they concluded that two concepts, initiating structure and consideration, characterized the behavior of successful leadership. Winer was the 1967-68 president of the Psychometric Society. In 1983, he received a Quantitative Methods Teaching Award from the American Psychological Foundation, he authored Statistical Principles in Experimental Design. The book was reviewed in journals including Educational and Psychological Measurement and the Journal of the American Statistical Association. In 2002, Winer was ranked fourth on a list of American psychologists most cited in the professional literature. Upon his death, Winer left a gift to Purdue to further the study of mathematical psychology; the university established a memorial lecture series in his honor. A distinguished professorship at the school was named after him in 1998

Klaus Maria Brandauer

Klaus Maria Brandauer is an Austrian actor and director. He is a professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. Brandauer is known internationally for his roles in Mephisto, Never Say Never Again, Out of Africa, Burning Secret, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. For his supporting role as Bror von Blixen-Finecke in the drama film Out of Africa, Brandauer was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award. Brandauer was born as Klaus Georg Steng in Austria, he is Georg Steng, a civil servant. He subsequently took his mother's first name as part of his professional name, Klaus Maria Brandauer. Brandauer began acting on stage in 1962. After working in national theatre and television, he made his film debut in English in 1972, in The Salzburg Connection. In 1975 he played in Derrick – in Season 2, Episode 8 called "Pfandhaus", his starring and award-winning role in István Szabó's Mephisto playing a self-absorbed actor, launched his international career. Following his role in Mephisto, Brandauer appeared as Maximillian Largo in Never Say Never Again, a remake of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball.

Roger Ebert said of his performance: "For one thing, there's more of a human element in the movie, it comes from Klaus Maria Brandauer, as Largo. Brandauer is a wonderful actor, he chooses not to play the villain as a cliché. Instead, he brings a certain poignancy and charm to Largo, since Connery always has been a human James Bond, the emotional stakes are more convincing this time." He starred in Out of Africa, opposite Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe, Szabó's Oberst Redl. In 1987, he was the Head of the Jury at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1988 he appeared in Hanussen opposite Ildikó Bánsági. Brandauer was cast as Marko Ramius in The Hunt for Red October; that role went to Oscar nominee Sean Connery, who played James Bond to Brandauer's Largo in Never Say Never Again. He co-starred with Connery again in The Russia House, his other film roles have been in The Lightship, Streets of Gold, Burning Secret, White Fang, Becoming Colette, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Everyman's Feast.

In 1989 he participated in the great production film for the bicentennial of the French Revolution by the French television channel TF1, La Révolution française: He played the role of Georges Danton. Brandauer first work as movie director was, in Seven Minutes, with himself in the title role. In August 2006, Brandauer's much-awaited production of The Threepenny Opera gained a mixed reception. Brandauer had resisted questions about how his production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's classic musical comedy about the criminal MacHeath would differ from earlier versions, his production featured Mack the Knife in a three-piece suit and white gloves, stuck to Brecht's text, avoided any references to contemporary politics or issues. Brandauer has at least a working knowledge of five languages: German, Hungarian and French and has acted in each, his first wife was Karin Katharina Müller, an Austrian film and television director and screenwriter, from 1963 until her death in 1992, aged 47, from cancer.

Both were teenagers when they married, in 1963. They had Christian. Brandauer married Natalie Krenn in 2007. 1982: BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles – Mephisto 1985: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor – Out of Africa 1985: National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor – Out of Africa 1985: NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor – Out of Africa 1986: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture – Out of Africa 1986: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor – Out of Africa 1987: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Out of Africa 1988: European Film Award for Best Actor – Hanussen 1988: Golden Ciak for Best Actor – Hanussen 1989: Bavarian Film Awards for Best Actor – Burning Secret 1995: Andrei Tarkovsky Award for Mario and the Magician 1995: Golden St. George for Mario and the Magician 2000: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmIntroducing Dorothy Dandridge 2000: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Introducing Dorothy Dandridge List of German-speaking Academy Award winners and nominees Klaus Maria Brandauer on IMDb