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Jules Dassin (1911–2008)


Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi (1955), Never on Sunday (1960), and Topkapi (1964). He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Samuel Dassin and Berthe Vogel. Young ... See full bio »

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(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Medicine Show. Incidental music by Hanns Eisler. Written by Oscar Saul and H.R. Hays. Directed by Jules Dassin [earliest Broadway credit]. New Yorker Theatre: 12 Apr 1940- 11 May 1940 (35 performances). Cast: Isabel Bonner (as "Mrs. Sullivan"), Philip Bourneuf (as "Jackson"), Perry Bruskin (as "Ben"), Virginia Campbell (as "... See more »

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The tragedy of Hollywood is that for over a quarter of a century it was harried by these two illiterate, vindictive women. - commenting on Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons See more »

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Rififi (1955) is widely considered the prototype for films such as Ocean's 11 (1960) and Mission: Impossible (1996). Dassin himself made another film based on "Rififi," his 1964's Topkapi (1964). See more »

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