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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 »

Known For

Across the Universe
(2007)
Frida
Frida Director
(2002)
Titus
Titus Director
(1999)
The Tempest
The Tempest Director
(2010)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

She directed Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, "The Lion King,"at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway in New York City with John Vickery, Samuel E. Wright, Geoff Hoyle, Tsidii Le Loka, Tom Alan Robbins, and Max Casella in the cast. See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Taymor

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

In 1998, won two Tony Awards for "The Lion King": Best Director (Musical) and Best Costume Designer. She was also among the "Lion King" composers and lyricists nominated that year for Best Original Musical Score. The year before, in 1997, she had received two Tony nominations for "Juan Darien": as Best Director (Musical) and, along with collaborator G.W. Mercier, as Best Scenic Designer. See more »

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Sagittarius

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