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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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[on method acting] Dustin [Hoffman] is a great believer in physical acting. Whenever we had to do a running scene -- you know, most actors would just say: "Well, just dab a bit of glycerine on my face, and I'll look sweaty." Not so with Dustin. He had to run right round the 91st Street area of Central Park, so that he was really out of breath, which has always made me curious as to what they do ... See more »

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Profiled in "Conversations with Directors: An Anthology of Interviews from Literature/Film Quarterly", E.M. Walker, D.T. Johnson, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008. See more »

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