Alex Winter

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Alex Winter (London, England, July 17, 1965) is a British-American actor and film director. He is most famous as Bill in the 1989 comedy film "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure". As director he is responsible for the comedy films "Freaked" (1993) and "Smosh: The Movie" (2015), the documentaries "Downloaded" (2012) and "Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road" (2015) and the 1999 psychological thriller "Fever".

In July 2015 Winter began work on a biographical documentary about Frank Zappa, named Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa?. Winter explained he was captivated by Zappa's "wit, politics and wild imagination" before being drawn by the genius of his music. [1] "I have always been drawn to telling the stories of great, challenging Americans. These are people who changed the world around them without being easily defined or constrained; people who break the rules with purpose, ideology and vision; people like Frank."[2] The documentary is made with full support of the Zappa Family Trust and Winter will have access to all content of The Vault, though Winter has complete editorial freedom [3]. To fund his project and the necessary categorisation, digitalisation and preservation of all audio and video footage in the archives he started a kickstarter project in March 2016.

Winter has also mentioned using Zappa Wiki Jawaka as a source: "This isn't my own research — all these great quotes from Nando are from off the extremely robust Zappa Wiki Jawaka, which I thoroughly enjoy." [4]

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