Oscar Artists: North, Alex–Film Composer (14 Nominations)

In 1986, he became the first composer to receive an Honorary Oscar, perhaps a compensation for never winning a competitive Oscar, despite 14 nominations.

Directors: Jewish Filmmakers in Hollywood (Immigrants and U.S. Born)

Born on May 21, 1902 as Mikhail Anatol Litvak in Kiev (then part of the Russian Empire) Anatole Litvak grew up in a Lithuanian Jewish family. As a teenager, he worked at a theater in St. Petersburg and took acting lessons at the state drama school. Litvak worked with Leningrad’s Nordkino Studios as assistant director […]

Oscar Actors: Pollard, Michael (Bonnie and Clyde) Dies at 80

Oscar nominee Michael J. Pollard, known for his roles in Bonnie and Clyde and House of 1000 Corpses, has died. He was 80.

Oscar Artists: Zsigmond, Vilmos–

He won the 1977 Best Cinematography Oscar for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for The Deer Hunter.

Movie Stars: Belmondo, Jean-Paul–Iconic French Actor and International Movie Star

The 2011 Cannes Film Fest celebrates Jean-Paul Belmondo, French and international movie star for six decades.