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John Schlesinger (I) (1926–2003)


Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, England on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child born of a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother Winifred was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War II. While attending Balliol College at ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
 1993 The Innocent
 1991 Screen One (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 The Believers
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
 1983 An Englishman Abroad (TV Movie)
 1979 Yanks
 1976 Marathon Man
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "Longest, The")
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Darling
 1963 Billy Liar
 1961 Terminus (Short documentary)
 1958-1961 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- The Class (1961)
- The Innocent Eye (1958)
 1960 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary)
 1956 Sunday in the Park (Documentary short)
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Directed party election broadcast for the Conservative Party. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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[In 1981 interview] ... I quite like the idea of wiping the smiles off people's faces... See more »

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Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses." Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had ... See more »

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