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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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 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 acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Mourning Becomes Electra", at the Arts Theatre Club in London, England with Mary Ellis, Mary Morris, Joseph O'Conor, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Barker and Timothy Bateson in the cast. Peter Hall was the director. See more »

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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 »

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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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