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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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He directed Archibald Saunders' play, "The Pedagogue,"; Jean Tardieu's play, "The Keyhole,"; Samuel Beckett's play, "Act Without Words II,"; Fernando Arrabal's play, "Picnic on the Battlefield,"; and John Whiting's play, "No Why," in Expeditions One in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

I like making films that have question marks in them and are not all tied up beautifully with a pink ribbon, even though that's what the audience seems to want, and if you give it to them there's more assurance of commercial success, perhaps. But that's never the way I've seen life or reflected life in what I want to put on the screen. See more »

Trivia:

While shooting "Marathon Man," Schlesinger realized he had no idea of how to stage a fight, so he watched other films to see how it was done. See more »

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