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Robert Altman (I) (1925–2006)


Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 69 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 The Company
 2001 Gosford Park
 1996 Kansas City
 1994 Ready to Wear
 1993 Short Cuts
 1992 The Player
 1987 Aria (segment "Les Boréades")
 1985 Fool for Love
 1984 Secret Honor
 1983 Streamers
 1980 Popeye
 1980 HealtH
 1979 Quintet
 1978 A Wedding
 1977 3 Women
 1975 Nashville
 1972 Images
 1970 MASH
 1967 Countdown
 1965 Pot au feu (Short)
 1965 The Katherine Reed Story (Short)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary)
 1956 The Magic Bond (Short)
 1955 The Perfect Crime (Short)
 1954 Better Football (Documentary)
 1954 The Builders (Documentary)
 1954 The Dirty Look (Short)
 1953 The Last Mile (Documentary)
 1953 How to Run a Filling Station (Documentary short)
 1952 King Basketball (Short)
 1952 The Sound of Bells (Short)
 1951 Modern Football (Documentary)
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Other Works:

16mm home movies: "The Party", "This is My Wife" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 20 Interviews | 36 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert B. Altman

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't storyboard anything. I go on a set in the morning and, unless a scene requires a lot of props, I won't even tell the crew what I'm going to shoot first. I know what the setup is and which actors are required. But I have to see what occurs and like to shoot in sequence if possible. It makes for a lot of editing but I like to go on a journey with the actors. I also love working on ensemble ... See more »

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Directed 6 different actresses in Oscar-nominated performances: Sally Kellerman, Julie Christie, Ronee Blakley, Lily Tomlin, Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith. See more »

Trademark:

In his films, we often see and hear characters from outside a window, or from a distance. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Pisces

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