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Born: 29 April 1907 Died: 14 March 1997

Country of origin: Austria

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Renee Bartlett


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The Idiot's Guide To Famous (Classic) Filmmakers (85 items)
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Published 5 years, 1 month ago 17 comments
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Tribute to Audrey Hepburn (51 items)
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Published 1 year, 11 months ago 11 comments
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 items)
list by Stehako
Published 6 months ago 14 comments
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A Movie for every Director (Part 1) (100 items)
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Published 5 years ago 7 comments
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Festival de Cannes - The Jury (652 items)
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Published 6 years, 11 months ago 1 comment

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Description: Vienna-born Fred Zinnemann had childhood dreams of becoming a musician, and later planned on a law career, before his viewing of the movies of Erich Von Stroheim drew him into the movie business, initially as a cameraman. He came to the United States in 1929, and later found work as an editor, and subsequently as an assistant to documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty, and then as an assistant to choreographer Busby Berkeley. He joined MGM in the late '30s as a director of comedy shorts, and won an Academy award for his 1938 short subject That Mothers Might Live. Zinnemann moved up to full-length features in 1941, but found little ... (more)
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1. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
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Stehako added this to a list 6 months ago
Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 person items)

"Gerard Buhr - The Day of the Jackel - Julia - Five Days One Summer "


Nattkrypet added this to a list 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 person items)

"1958 The Old Man and the Sea (fired - conflict with star Spencer Tracy as Zinnemann wanted to make the movie in real sea and boat) 1963 The Day Custer Fell (too expensive to make a lowbudget version without his involvement "Custer of the West" was made before his film became possible. Toshiro Mifune was set to star as "Sitting Bull") 1969 Man's Fate (pulled a week before shooting. Was to star Max von Sydow, Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann and David Niven. "


darthjoker12 added this to a list 1 year, 11 months ago
Oscars 1954 Winners (My Version) (26 movies items)

"Best Director! Winner: Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity! Nominees: Charles Walter - Lili William Wyler - Roman Holiday George Stevens - Shane Billy Wilder - Stalag 17"


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Tribute to Audrey Hepburn (51 person items)

""The Nun's Story" (1959) Fred Zinnemann, austrian-american film director."



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