Up 877 this week

Stanley Donen

Since he was a child, Stanley Donen attended dance classes and debuted on Broadway at age 17. With the help of the producer Arthur Freed and the actor Gene Kelly he got the chance to direct the musicals On the Town (1949), Singin' in the Rain (1952), and Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) which revolutionized the genre. Another important work of his ... See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 people
created 05 Mar 2012
a list of 38 people
created 23 Mar 2013
a list of 26 people
created 16 Jul 2013
a list of 35 people
created 13 Apr 2014
a list of 31 people
created 28 Sep 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Stanley Donen's work have you seen?

User Polls

13 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Singin' in the Rain
Charade Director
Funny Face
Funny Face Director


Hide Hide Show Show Director (31 credits)
 2003 The Lionel Richie Collection (Video documentary) (video "Dancing on the Ceiling")
 1999 Love Letters (TV Movie)
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Big Man on Mulberry Street (1986) ... (musical number)
 1980 Saturn 3
 1978 Movie Movie
 1975 Lucky Lady
 1969 Staircase
 1967 Bedazzled
 1966 Arabesque
 1963 Charade
 1958 Damn Yankees!
 1958 Indiscreet
 1957 Funny Face
 1955 Kismet (fill-in director - uncredited)
 1951 Royal Wedding
 1949 On the Town
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (16 credits)
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Music department (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (32 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeard (as "Dancing Boy" / "Ensemble") in "Best Foot Forward" on Broadway. Musical. Book by John Cecil Holm. Music / lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Music orchestrated by Don Walker and Hans Spialek. Overture by Robert Russell Bennett. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Miles White. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For me directing is like having sex: when it's good, it's very good; but when it's bad, it's still good. See more »


Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969 and 1984. See more »


The King of Musicals

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where is everybody? ladylavende
Happy Birthday!! The_Cooler_Queen
Genius jp88
Stanley Donen v Vincente Minnelli Tolmides
I'll Make A Topic uncarsenal
TCM Film Festival The_Cooler_Queen
Discuss Stanley Donen on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page