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John Frankenheimer (1930–2002)


Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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It's very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business, especially in the commercial movie business. You need to develop material yourself or material is presented to you as an assignment to direct. See more »

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According to Frankenheimer he and Burt Lancaster did not get along doing "The Young Savages" together. In a 1983 interview the director remarked, "We disliked each other intensely. There was no way I was ever going to work with him again." Lancaster changed his mind after seeing the film, and when the actor acquired the rights to "Birdman of Alcatraz" and learned that Frankenheimer wanted to do ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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