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F. Murray Abraham says his White Lotus character Bert is "nothing but a male chauvinist pig" but that the women who respond to him "understand that he really has a good heart." Fabio Lovino /HBO hide caption

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Winning an Oscar almost cost F. Murray Abraham his career — but he bounced back

The White Lotus star won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. "I became full of myself," he says, and began turning down film roles — after a while, the phone stopped ringing.

F. Murray Abraham says his White Lotus character Bert is "nothing but a male chauvinist pig" but that the women who respond to him "understand that he really has a good heart." Fabio Lovino /HBO hide caption

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Winning an Oscar almost cost F. Murray Abraham his career — but he bounced back

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