Oscar Directors: August, Bille–Background, Career, Award

Research in Progress: Oct 13, 2020 Bille August Career Summation Occupational Inheritance: Nationality: Denmark Social Class: Race/Ethnicity: Family: Formal Education: Training: National Film School of Denmark; he began career as cinematographer. First Film: My Life, 1978; aged 30 Breakthrough: First Oscar Nomination: Gap between First Film and First Nom: Other Oscars: Other Oscar Nominations: Oscar […]

Oscar Directors: Wicki, Bernhardt (Austrian Born German Filmmaker–The Bridge, Morituri) (Strangers in Paradise)

He became internationally famous with his 1959 anti-war film Die Brücke (The Bridge), which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Oscar Directors: Bardem, Juan Antonio (Spanish)–Death of a Cyclist, Vengeance

A member of the Communist Party, Bardem was jailed after making the neorealist-influenced Death of a Cyclist (1955), a film which, along with Calle Mayor (1956), won him international acclaim.

Cukor: Hollywood’s Best Actor Director

George Cukor was without a doubt Hollywood’s best actor director–Joseph L. Mankiewicz, director of All About Eve My work really begins and ends through the actors, the more successfully you work through the actors, the more your own work disappears–George Cukor Because of his great distinction as a filmmaker, George Cukor’s earlier theatrical work has […]

Movie Stars: Allyson, June–Detailed Profile

Research in Progress: Oct 7, 2021 Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Birth: Bronx, New York City Social Class: when 6 months, alcoholic father, who had worked as a janitor, abandoned the family; brought up in near poverty; mother, phone operator and restaurant cashier Race/Ethnicity/Religion: Family: poor (upward mobiliy) Education: Training: Ned Wayburn Dancing Academy Teacher/Inspirational […]