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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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Anatomy of a Murder
(1959)
Laura
Laura Director
(1944)
Exodus
Exodus Director
(1960)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: The More the Merrier. Written by Frank Gabrielson and Irving Pincus. Directed by Otto Preminger. Cort Theatre: 15 Sep 1941- 27 Sep 1941 (16 performances). Cast: James Albert (as "Second State Trooper"), Frank Albertson (as "Daniel Finch"), John Barnes, Max Beck (as "Mr. Jupiter"), Ralph Chambers (as "Fat Man"), Herbert Duffy, ... See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Otto Ludwig Preminger

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I do not welcome advice from actors, they are here to act. See more »

Trivia:

Was preparing a drama about Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg to be called "Open Question", but died before he could realize this project. See more »

Trademark:

Fluid camera movements and long takes See more »

Nickname:

Otto the Ogre

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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