"1917" is one of Sam Mendes' most personal movies

Sam Mendes and the Best Director and Best Movie Awards for "2017"at the Golden Globes

Sam Mendes and the Best Director and Best Movie Awards for "2017"at the Golden Globes

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"I've had never written a script for any of my movies before", confesses the British director Sam Mendes about "1917", which surprised on Sunday by winning the Golden Globe for best drama and best director.

For the director of the last two movies of James Bond, "007 - Skyfall" and "007 - Spectre", his latest feature film is "undeniably one of his most personal films".

"1917" is inspired by the life of his grandfather, who served in the British army during World War I.

"This comes straight from me, although I have the impression that all films have something personal", adds the 54-year-old director of "American Beauty" in an interview in Paris before the Golden Globe party.

"But I have never written the script for any of my movies so far," he admitted.

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