Appeared in "The Wishing Ring".
4 Biographical Movies |
13 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
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2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Cecil B. De Mille | Cecil B. de Mille
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
[on The Ten Commandments
(1956)] The idea began more than 70 years ago when my father and mother every night read us children a chapter from the Old Testament, a chapter from the New Testament, and a chapter of history. The biblical characters became as real to us as comic book figures are to children of today. The nation lost a good deal when the Bible was taken out of the schools. It used to be...
Even when DeMille directed a contemporary story, he would frequently insert a sequence showing the same stars in a previous historical era, playing earlier incarnations of their modern-day characters. According to Gloria Swanson
, who became a star in DeMille's films, he included these scenes because he genuinely believed in reincarnation.
Films with protagonists who feel a sense of duty or leadership
The Master of the Biblical Epic