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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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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Frankenheimer was initially set to direct "Breakfast at Tiffany's, " but he was taken off the film because Audrey Hepburn had never heard of him. Ironically that gave him the opportunity to do "The Manchurian Candidate.". See more »

Trademark:

Unusual camera angles and blocking techniques See more »

Star Sign:

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