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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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Birth Name: Joseph Leo Mankiewicz

Born: 11 February 1909 Died: 5 February 1993

Country of origin: United States

Height: 5' 10"


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The Idiot's Guide To Famous (Classic) Filmmakers (85 items)
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Published 9 years, 3 months ago 14 comments
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (94 items)
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Published 4 years, 8 months ago 14 comments
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Directors and Their Masterpieces *UPDATED* (32 items)
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Published 10 years, 2 months ago 21 comments
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A Movie for every Director (Part 1) (100 items)
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Published 9 years, 2 months ago 7 comments
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Academy Award Records (68 items)
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Published 11 years, 2 months ago 7 comments

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Description: Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood, most of them Jack Oakie vehicles. Still in his 20s, he produced first-class MGM films, including The Philadelphia Story (1940). Having left Metro after a dispute with studio chief Louis B. Mayer over Judy Garland, he then worked for Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, producing The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), when Er ... (more)
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Movies directed by

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1. All About Eve (1950)
Rating:
8.3
832 Watched
2. Cleopatra (1963)
Rating:
6.8
415 Watched
3. Sleuth (1972)
Rating:
7.8
296 Watched
4. Guys and Dolls (1955)
Rating:
7.1
231 Watched
Rating:
7.8
193 Watched




Movies written by

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1. All About Eve (1950)
Rating:
8.3
832 Watched
2. Cleopatra (1963)
Rating:
6.8
415 Watched
3. Guys and Dolls (1955)
Rating:
7.1
231 Watched
Rating:
7.3
118 Watched
5. Julius Caesar (1953)
Rating:
7
117 Watched




TV

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8.2
40 Watched
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8
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7.6
58 Watched
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7.8
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5. Woman Trap (1929)
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TV directed by

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7.7
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TV written by

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8
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Every Best Director Winner (71 person items)

"1949-A Letter to Three Wives 1950-All About Eve"


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Stehako added this to a list 4 years, 8 months ago
Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (94 person items)

"Rex Harrison - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Escape - Cleopatra - The Honey Pot "


darthjoker12 added this to a list 6 years, 1 month ago
Oscars 1951 Winners (My Version) (26 movies items)

"Best Adapted Screenplay! Winner: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve! Nominees: Ben Maddow and John Huston - The Asphalt Jungle Albert Mannheimer - Born Yesterday Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett - Father of the Bride Akira Kurosawa and Shinobu Hashimoto - Rashomon"


darthjoker12 added this to a list 6 years, 1 month ago
Oscars 1950 Winners (My Version) (26 movies items)

"Best Adapted Screenplay! Winner: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives! Nominees: Robert Rossen - All the King's Men Graham Greene - The Fallen Idol Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz - The Heiress Robert Hamer and John Dighton - Kind Hearts and Coronets"