Directors: Frankenheimer, John–Filmography, Career


In a career spanning almost half a century, John Frankenheimer had made 29 feature films and half a dozen TV movies.

Though he was never nominated for the Best Director Oscar, several actors scored big in his movies, earning Academy Awards nominations, in both the lead and supporting categories.

The best decade of his career was no doubt in the 1960s, when he was in his 30s.

Collaborations: Burt Lancaster

His most frequent actor-star was Burt Lancaster, who appeared in four of his movies, earning a Best Actor nomination for The Birdman of Alcatraz in 1962.

Strong, memorable movies in bold letters

The Young Stranger (1957)
The Young Savages (1961)
All Fall Down (1962)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Seven Days in May (1964)
The Train (1964)
Seconds (1966)
Grand Prix (1966)
The Fixer (1968)
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
The Gypsy Moths (1969)
I Walk the Line (1970)
The Horsemen (1971)
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Story of a Love Story (a.k.a. Impossible Object) (1973)
99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
French Connection II (1975)
Black Sunday (1977)
Prophecy (1979)
The Challenge (1982)
The Rainmaker (HBO 1982)
The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Dead Bang (1989)
The Fourth War (1990)
Year of the Gun (1991)
Against the Wall (HBO 1994)
The Burning Season (HBO 1994)
Andersonville (TNT 1996)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
George Wallace (TNT 1997)
Ronin (1998)
Reindeer Games (2000)

The Hire (BMW short) − Ambush (2001)
Path to War (HBO 2002)