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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 directed Charles Strouse's musical, "I and Albert", at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Polly James in the cast. See more »

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What I tend to go for, and what interests me, is not the hero but the coward . . . not the success, but the failure. See more »

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Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses." Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had ... See more »

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