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Michael Winner (I) (1935–2013)


Winner was an only child, born in Hampstead, London, England, to Helen (née Zlota) and George Joseph Winner (1910-1975), a company director. His family was Jewish; his mother was Polish and his father of Russian extraction. Following his father's death, Winner's mother gambled recklessly and sold art and furniture worth around £10m at the time, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Death Wish
Death Wish Director
(1974)
The Sentinel
The Sentinel Director
(1977)
Death Wish II
Death Wish II Director
(1982)
The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep Director
(1978)

Filmography

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 1998 Parting Shots
 1993 Dirty Weekend
 1990 Bullseye!
 1985 Death Wish 3
 1982 Death Wish II
 1979 Firepower
 1978 The Big Sleep
 1977 The Sentinel
 1974 Death Wish
 1973 Scorpio
 1972 The Mechanic
 1972 Chato's Land
 1971 Lawman
 1970 The Games
 1968 A Little of What You Fancy (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1967 The Jokers
 1963 West 11
 1962 Behave Yourself (Short)
 1962 Play It Cool
 1962 It's Magic (Short)
 1961 Old Mac
 1961 Girls Girls Girls! (Documentary short)
 1961 Haunted England (Documentary short)
 1960 Shoot to Kill
 1959 Danger, Women at Work (Documentary short)
 1959 Watch the Birdie (Documentary short)
 1957 The Square (Short)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Arnold Crust Jr. | Arnold Crust | Arnold Crust Jnr.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On Julie Christie not being in West 11 (1963)) "The producer, Danny Angel, didn't even want to test her,, because she'd been tested and rejected for a great many films, including Billy Liar (1963), which she later made when the girl who was chosen became ill. We tested her and immediately said: 'Marvellous, we've discovered a very, very big star.' The producer said: 'You're absolutely mad! Just ... See more »

Trivia:

In September 2011, Winner was admitted to hospital with food poisoning after eating steak tartare, a raw meat dish, four days in a row. The dish is not recommended for those with a weak immune system and in retrospect Winner regarded his decision to eat it as "stupid". See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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