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Michael Anderson (I) (1920–2018)


London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (Army Kinematograph Service), Anderson made the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Logan's Run Director
(1976)
(1998)

Filmography

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(7/8/56) Stage: Appeared in Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall's play, "The Middle Watch", at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, England, with Leonard Rossiter, Terence Lodge, Sonia Graham, Anne Jameson and Tony Steedman in the cast. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mickey Anderson

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Adrianne Ellis  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on directing science-fiction films] I'm totally fascinated by it and whenever I'm asked to do science-fiction I jump at it because it's something I really enjoy. You can use your own imagination more. It opens up visual aspects that are taboo or you don't get the opportunity to do in normal films. Where do you get the opportunity of doing a time tank? Or a holograph? Or somebody walking from the... See more »

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At the time he died, Anderson was the oldest living nominee for an Academy Award for Best Director, and the only surviving director whose film won a Best Picture award in the 1950s. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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