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John Schlesinger (I) (1926–2003)


Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in 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 Oxford, ... See full bio »

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

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 1993 The Innocent
 1987 The Believers
 1979 Yanks
 1976 Marathon Man
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "Longest, The")
 1965 Darling
 1963 Billy Liar
 1961 Terminus (Short documentary)
 1956 Sunday in the Park (Documentary short)
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He directed Marguerite Duras' play, "Days in the Trees", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, George Baker and Frances Cuka in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

To be a director, you have to be a very good actor, because you've got to leave actors with a shred of pleasure at doing what they're doing, and if they think you admire them and like them in the role, that's all for the good. See more »

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He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1970 for his services to film. See more »

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