Nominated for 3 Oscars.
Another 7 wins & 14 nominations.
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The 'Theater in der Josefstadt' was the only rentable theatre in Vienna in the years of the depression, because Preminger had a lucky hand in choosing good plays and directing them well.
1 Biographical Movie |
6 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
8 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Otto Ludwig Preminger
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[Giving direction to a group of children in Exodus
(1960)] Cry, you little monsters!
During the filming of Saint Joan
(1957), Jean Seberg
(playing Joan of Arc) was about to be burned at the stake. To the horror of the cast and crew, the pile of wood below her actually caught fire. Despite cries and screams of horror, Preminger would not allow the flames extinguished until he had filmed the scene (from "Played Out: The Jean Seberg Story" by David Richards).
Known for his boundary-pushing characters and storylines, which frequently courted controversy upon release
Otto the Ogre