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Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007). She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a teacher of political science. Young Taymor was fond of... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Across the Universe
Frida Director
Titus Director
The Tempest
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 2010/I The Tempest
 2002 Frida
 1999 Titus
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Oedipus Rex (1993)
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie)
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She directed Elton John, Hans Zimmer, and Tim Rice's musical, "The Lion King," at the Lyceum Theatre in London, England with Stephanie Charles, Rob Edwards, Sharon D. Clarke, Martyn Ellis, Simon Gregor, Gregory Gudgeon, Christopher Holt, Javine Hylton, Cornell John, Paul J. Medford, and Roger Wright in the cast. See more »

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[on designing puppets/costumes for 'The Lion King'] Having made the decision not to hide the performers within animal suits or behind masks, the challenge was to convey the animal's essence while maintaining the presence of the human.


Her niece, Danya Taymor, appeared in Across the Universe (2007). See more »

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