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Guy Hamilton (I) (1922–2016)


Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, Hamilton spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. Growing up, he became enthralled with French ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Goldfinger
Goldfinger Director
(1964)
Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die Director
(1973)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)

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Other Works:

DVD commentaries on the following "James Bond" films: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Live and Let Die (1973), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Goldfinger (1964). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | See more »
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Personal Quote:

On directing several of the James Bond pictures: "One of the rules with the Bond pictures is that you're not allowed to have a leading lady who can act - because we can't afford them....If ever we were to have a real leading lady, the next time around we'd have to find another one. And in no time at all we'd have to have, oh, Jane Fonda for $2 million and up." See more »

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After leaving the armed forces at the end of World War II, Guy Hamilton entered the film industry in a very lowly capacity, but worked his way up very quickly. By the time he was in his mid-20s, he was regarded as the foremost first assistant director in British films, working with the top British director of the time, Sir Carol Reed, and also John Huston. He became a director himself at the age ... See more »

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