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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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Other Works:

Worked as a TV critic 1950-1955 See more »

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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Personal Quote:

"I got on wonderfully with all these actors everyone warned me were impossible to work with. Brando, Mitchum, Sophia Loren - they never behaved badly with me. Roman Polanski told me just the other day that Faye Dunaway was totally impossible when they were making Chinatown (1974). Well I can only say to me she was the most professional, wonderful person. But then she did say in her autobiography ... See more »

Trivia:

In Dec. 2006, while vacationing at Barbados, he suffered a near-fatal illness from the extremely rare vibrio vulnificus virus, caught when he ate an oyster. After spending 5 days at the local hospital, his friend Philip Green chartered an ambulance plane to fly the director to London. He spent 3 months in the hospital where he ultimately went through 19 operations to save his leg. The virus ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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