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Birth Name: David Llewelyn Wark Griffith

Born: 22 January 1875 Died: 23 July 1948

Country of origin: United States

Height: 5' 10"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Evelyn Baldwin


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Description: David Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern cinematic techniques. He is most remembered for The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). The Birth of a Nation made use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States. The film has sparked significant controversy surrounding racism in the United States, focusing on its negative depiction of black people and the glorification of the Ku Klux Klan. Today, it is both acclaimed for its radical technique ... (more)
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 person items)

"Lillian Gish - The Battle of the Sexes (1914) - Home, Sweet Home (1914) - The Birth of the Nation (1915) - The Great Love (1918) - The Greatest Thing in Life (1918) - A Romance of Happy Valley (1919) - Broken Blossoms (1919) - True Heart Susie (1919) - The Greatest Question (1919) - Way Down East (1920) - Orphans of the Storm (1921) Richard Barthelmess - The Girl Who Stayed Home (1919) - Broken Blossoms (1919) - Scarlet Days (1919) - The Idol Dancer (1920) - The Love Flower (1920) - Way Down Ea"


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