Robert Altman (I) (1925–2006)


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Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 68 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Gosford Park Director
(2001)
Nashville Director
(1975)
Short Cuts Director
(1993)
The Player Director
(1992)

Filmography

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 2004 Tanner on Tanner (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Awful Truth (2004)
- Boston or Bust (2004)
 2003 The Company
 2001 Gosford Park
 1998 Killer App (TV Movie)
 1997 Gun (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993-1996 Great Performances (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Black and Blue (1993)
 1996 Kansas City
 1994 Ready to Wear
 1993 Short Cuts
 1992 The Player
 1990 Vincent and Theo (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1990)
- Episode #1.3 (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1988 Tanner '88 (TV Mini Series) (11 episodes)
- The Boiler Room (1988)
- The Great Escape (1988)
 1988 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (TV Movie)
 1987 Aria (segment "Les Boréades")
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
 1985 Fool for Love
 1985 The Laundromat (TV Movie)
 1984 Secret Honor
 1983 Streamers
 1982 Rattlesnake in a Cooler (TV Movie)
 1982 Precious Blood (TV Movie)
 1980 Popeye
 1980 HealtH
 1979 Quintet
 1978 A Wedding
 1977 Three Women
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) ... (segment "Sissy's Roles")
 1975 Nashville
 1972 Images
 1970 MASH
 1968 Premiere (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Walk in the Sky (1968)
 1967 Pot au feu (Short)
 1967 Countdown
 1965 The Katherine Reed Story (Short)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 The Party (Short)
 1963-1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Hunt (1963) ... (uncredited)
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 Combat! (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Survival (1963)
- Off Limits (1963)
- The Volunteer (1963)
- The Prisoner (1962)
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1962)
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Sound of Murder (1962)
- Death of a Dream (1962)
- In Close Pursuit (1962)
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961-1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- County General (1962)
- Summer Lightning (1962)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1961 Bonanza (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Sam Hill (1961)
- The Dream Riders (1961)
- The Secret (1961)
- The Rival (1961)
 1960-1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Royal Tour (1961)
- Two a Day (1961)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Murder Bond (1961)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Lawman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Robbery (1961)
 1959-1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- High Fence (1960)
- Special Delivery (1960)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mustangers (1960)
 1959-1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- The Carnival (1960)
- Fire in the Hole (1960)
- Senorita (1960)
 1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (1 episode)
- It's Magic (1960)
 1959-1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Highbinder (1960)
 1958-1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Time Limit (1959)
- Sitting Duck (1959)
- The Black Maria (1959)
- Two of a Kind (1959)
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Together (1958)
- The Young One (1957)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary)
 1956 The Magic Bond (Short)
 1955 The Perfect Crime (Short)
 1954 Better Football (Documentary short)
 1954 The Builders (Documentary short)
 1954 The Dirty Look (Short)
 1953 How to Run a Filling Station (Documentary short)
 1953 The Last Mile (Documentary short)
 1953 The Pulse of the City (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 King Basketball (Short)
 1952 The Sound of Bells (Short)
 1951 Modern Football (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Parisiennes cigarettes See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 22 Interviews | 39 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert B. Altman

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Kathryn Reed  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Robert Reed Altman | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The business is run by accountants who, as long as a film makes $40 billion, don't care if it kills the industry. Everything can also be shown so quickly in the home - which means that the people who go to movie theaters are teenagers who just want to get away from home. The audience has changed and the content has changed to suit that audience. But, even if I'll be an outdated item very shortly,... See more »

Trivia:

Seven of Robert Altman's films are in the Criterion Collection: "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Nashville" (1975), "3 Women" (1977), "Secret Honor" (1984), "Tanner '88" (1988), "The Player" (1992) and "Short Cuts" (1993). See more »

Trademark:

In his films, we often see and hear characters from outside a window, or from a distance. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Pisces

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