Produced and directed the pilot for The Legend of Jesse James
(1965). When the series was picked up, Siegel became the series' producer but did not direct any episodes.
1 Biographical Movie |
4 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
1 Article |
Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on shooting in CinemaScope] I don't like the proportions at all. Look at the great paintings in museums: they are not in the shape of Band-Aids. I prefer the older, rectangular aperture.
Began in the film business in 1934. His uncle, Jack Saper
, was a producer at Warner Brothers and arranged for Siegel to get an interview with production chief Hal B. Wallis
, who gave him a job in the film library at that studio.
Known for his extensive preparation and highly efficient shooting style, which were the main influence on the directing style of his protege, Clint Eastwood