Robert Altman was an American film director. He is widely hailed as one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers of his day, and he is particularly known for the mosaic-style narrative structure he often employed in his films. Among his many classics are Nashville, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, MASH, The Player, Gosford Park, and Shortcuts. 
The following is a passage from a May 1, 2004 article entitled "Still Up to Mischief" from The Guardian:
Still, it's worth noting that by the age of 20 this whistle- blower had resisted two of the most powerful institutions - church and army, both. He is an atheist, "And I have been against all of these wars ever since."