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Fred Zinnemann (1907–1997)


Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to study film. See full bio »

Died:

(age 89) in London, England, UK

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1966)
(1953)
High Noon Director
(1952)
The Nun's Story Director
(1959)

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 1977 Julia
 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (uncredited)
 1958 Decision (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Markheim (1958)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Markheim (1956)
 1955 Oklahoma!
 1952 High Noon
 1951 Benjy (Short)
 1951 Teresa
 1950 The Men
 1948 The Search
 1945 The Clock (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady or the Tiger? (Short)
 1942 The Greenie (Short)
 1941 Your Last Act (Short)
 1941 Forbidden Passage (Short)
 1940 The Great Meddler (Short)
 1940 A Way in the Wilderness (Short)
 1940 Stuffie (Short)
 1940 The Old South (Documentary short)
 1939 Forgotten Victory (Short)
 1939 The Ash Can Fleet (Short)
 1939 One Against the World (Short)
 1939 Help Wanted (Short)
 1939 While America Sleeps (Short)
 1939 Weather Wizards (Short)
 1938 They Live Again (Documentary short)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short)
 1937 Friend Indeed (Short)
 1936 Redes
 1930 People on Sunday (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was born and raised in Austria. When I was growing up, I wanted to be a musician, but fortunately I discovered in time that I had no musical talent. Then I tried law, and I am not sorry I did because it taught me a method of thinking. Also, since in Austria in those days canon law was required for law students, I later found that very helpful in making films like The Nun's Story (1959) and A ... See more »

Trivia:

He directed two Best Picture Academy Award winners: From Here to Eternity (1953) and A Man for All Seasons (1966), and four other Best Picture nominees: High Noon (1952), The Nun's Story (1959), The Sundowners (1960) and Julia (1977). See more »

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