STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,262 this week

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 »

Died:

(age 96) in Athens, Greece

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: Chris Meloni

Chris Meloni joined us for a Live Twitter Chat on October 20th, to talk about his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard opening in limited theaters this week and is available right now on Amazon Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 13 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 30 Jun 2012
 
a list of 43 people
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 people
created 17 Sep 2013
 
a list of 45 people
created 7 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jules Dassin.

User Polls

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

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (25 credits)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Perlo Vita
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Louis B. Mayer's arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat. See more »

Trivia:

His film Rififi (1955) was called "the benchmark all succeeding heist films have been measured against," by the LA film critic Kenneth Turan when the film was re-released in 2000. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
He and Melina together again, in heaven javfre1952
Where can I find his movie 'Uptight'.... tvstr
News eric-desmet2
100 shanegriffin1986
NETFLIX and He Who Must Die! MudFlapp
Discuss Jules Dassin on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page