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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 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ronin
Ronin Director
(1998)
The Manchurian Candidate
(1962)
Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games Director
(2000)
The Island of Dr. Moreau
(1996)

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Kirk Douglas] He's wanted to be Burt Lancaster all his life. See more »

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Children: daughters Elise and Kristi Frankenheimer. Kristi, a location manager of 20+ years, worked with her father on several projects, including his last, Path to War (2002), for HBO. See more »

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Unusual camera angles and blocking techniques See more »

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