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Lewis Milestone (1895–1980)

Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early age, starting as a prop man and background artist ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Hooligan (1964)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bull Skinner (1958)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1955 La vedova X
 1954 They Who Dare
 1953 Melba
 1952 Kangaroo
 1949 The Red Pony
 1944 Guest in the House (uncredited)
 1942 Our Russian Front (Documentary)
 1941 Know for Sure (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
 1932 Rain (uncredited)
 1929 Betrayal
 1928 The Racket
 1928 Tempest (uncredited)
 1927 The Kid Brother (uncredited)
 1926 Fine Manners (uncredited)
 1926 The Caveman
 1925 Seven Sinners
 1919 Fit to Win (Short)
 1918 Positive (Short)
 1918 Posture (Short)
 1918 The Toothbrush (Short)
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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on directing Marlon Brando in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)] Everything went off fine for a couple of weeks, and then suddenly we were doing a scene and Marlon spoke to the cameraman, right past me. He said, "Look, I'll tell you, when I go like this, it means roll it, and this gesture means you stop the camera. You don't stop the camera until I give you the signal". Well, I was amazed, but I ... See more »

Trivia:

Replaced Carol Reed as director of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) after Reed quit because he could not cope with the massive ego of the film's star, Marlon Brando. Milestone didn't find Brando any easier to work with and in the end let him do as he pleased. When asked by the cameraman why he wasn't watching the filming, Milestone replied, "I hate to see movies in pieces, so you let him do this and ... See more »

Nickname:

Milly

Star Sign:

Libra

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