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Otto Preminger (1905–1986)

Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage. He alternated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1975 Rosebud
 1968 Skidoo
 1967 Hurry Sundown
 1965 In Harm's Way
 1963 The Cardinal
 1960 Exodus
 1957 Saint Joan
 1957 The Making of 'Saint Joan' (Documentary short)
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954)
 1954 Carmen Jones
 1952 Angel Face
 1949 Whirlpool
 1949 The Fan
 1948 That Lady in Ermine (uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
 1947 Forever Amber
 1945 Fallen Angel
 1944 Laura
 1938 Kidnapped (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! (uncredited)
 1936 Under Your Spell (as Otto Ludwig Preminger)
 1931 The Great Love (as Otto Ludwig Preminger)
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In the early 1930s he became the assistant director of the Theater in der Josefstadt. He actually led the house when Max Reinhardt worked in other countries. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Otto Ludwig Preminger


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Marilyn Monroe? A vacuum with nipples. See more »


Is portrayed by Christian Berkel in Trumbo (2015). See more »


Known for his boundary-pushing characters and storylines, which frequently courted controversy upon release


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