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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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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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I'm a filmmaker... I like to work. See more »

Trivia:

One of his biggest dreams when he started directing was to work with a concert orchestra. He eventually did it twice, in Prophecy (1979) and The Holcroft Covenant (1985). See more »

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Unusual camera angles and blocking techniques See more »

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