03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Julian Schnabel: From Bad Boy Painter To Celebrated Director

Just over two decades ago, he was famed as the "bad boy" of the New York art scene, a notorious figure in the city who emerged from nowhere to dominate the inner circle of Greenwich Village's most luminous modern painters.

That was until Julian Schnabel decided to turn his attentions to film-making. This week, his transformation from acclaimed artist to award-winning director was complete after the former taxi driver, cook and arch-bohemian won the coveted director's prize at Cannes for his French language feature film, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).

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