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J. Lee Thompson (1914–2002)

J. Lee Thompson was born on August 1, 1914 in Bristol, England as John Lee Thompson. He was a director and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Lucille Kelly, Penny Thompson, Florence (Bill) Bailey and Joan Henry. He died on August ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Murder Without Crime. Written by J. Lee Thompson [only Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Cort Theatre: 18 Aug 1943- 18 Sep 1943 (37 performances). Cast: Henry Daniell (as "Matthew"), Viola Keats (as "Jan"), Frances Tannehill (as "Grena"), Bretaigne Windust (as "Stephen"). Produced by John H. Del Bondio, ... See more »

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J. Lee-Thompson | John Lee-Thompson | J. Lee Thompson | J.L. Thompson
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The knack of choosing his scripts wisely is one of the greatest assets a director can have - knowing what to discard, what to refuse. I've learned by experience that it's fatal to accept a poor script because it contains one or two good scenes which you long to shoot.

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Directed David Niven in three films. See more »

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Mighty Mouse

Star Sign:

Leo

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