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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 »

Known For

Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy Director
(1969)
Marathon Man
Marathon Man Director
(1976)
Darling
Darling Theatre Director
(1965)
The Next Best Thing
(2000)

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 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Jack Ludlow
- The Masked Bandits (1958) ... Jack Ludlow
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Ticket Inspector
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... Ticket Inspector
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Charles Reade
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Alan-a-Dale / Hale
- The Dowry (1957) ... Alan-a-Dale
- The Haunted Mill (1956) ... Hale
 1956-1957 The Grove Family (TV Series)
Mr. Gribble / Mr. Barrington
- Business as Usual (1957) ... Mr. Gribble
- The Prescription (1956) ... Mr. Barrington
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Head porter
- Million Dollar Smile (1957) ... Head porter
 1957 Aggie (TV Series)
Ski instructor
- Swiss Stakes (1957) ... Ski instructor
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Corporal Schneider
- A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse (1957) ... Corporal Schneider
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Pigtail
- The Surgeon of San Rojo (1956) ... Pigtail
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Dutch Cook, Thornbull
- Death and the Other Monkey (1956) ... Dutch Cook, Thornbull
 1955 The Adventures of Annabel (TV Series)
Mr. Horatio Quick
- Say It with Music (1955) ... Mr. Horatio Quick
 1955 As I Was Saying (TV Series)
An Arab
- A Deal in Diving (1955) ... An Arab
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Daniel Morraine
- Death Mask (1955) ... Daniel Morraine
 1953 A Loan from Lorenzo (TV Movie)
The Lute player
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Amiens / An innkeeper / Macduff / ...
- The Bridge (1953) ... An innkeeper
- Will Shakespeare (1953) ... Macduff / Drunkard
- As You Like It/II (1953) ... Amiens
- As You Like It (1953) ... Amiens
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Other Works:

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

[on the stars of Darling (1965)] [Dirk Bogarde] was wonderful and was very nice to [Julie Christie] during the shoot. He became rather a bitter older man, I don't know why. But he was very embittered. We rather fell out as friends, which is sad, but it happens. Julie still remains a good friend of mine. As was Laurence Harvey, who died far too young. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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