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

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Directed two actors to Oscar nominations: Melina Mercouri (Best Actress, Never on Sunday (1960)), and Peter Ustinov (Best Supporting Actor, Topkapi (1964)). Ustinov won an Oscar for his performance. See more »

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