STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 116 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

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 13 Jun 2011
 
a list of 28 people
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 31 people
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 30 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 30 Sep 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jules Dassin's work have you seen?

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 Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Joy to the World. Written by Allan Scott. Directed by Jules Dassin. Plymouth Theatre: 16 Mar 1948- 3 Jul 1948 (124 performances). Cast: Alfred Drake, Marsha Hunt (as "Ann Wood"), Morris Carnovsky (as "Sam Blumenfeld"), Myron McCormick (as "J. Newton Mckeon Head of Publicity"), Walter F. Appler (as "Henry Saintsbury"), Sam ... 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:

If there is anything I want to be remembered for, it is for fulfilling Melina's dream [the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece]. (from a 1997 interview) See more »

Trivia:

Father of Julie Dassin. 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