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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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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 a 1981 interview] I think the business is getting tougher, no question. It is an extraordinary fight to make something different. So it tends not so much to be films that you think are commercial, but films that people seem to want to make. [on Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)] EMI said, "We love the script. It's very original. We want to make it.". See more »

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While shooting Marathon Man (1976), 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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