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Jules Dassin (1911–2008)

Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi (1955), Never on Sunday (1960), and Topkapi (1964). He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Samuel Dassin and Berthe Vogel. Young ... See full bio »


(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Never on Sunday
Never on Sunday Director
Rififi Director
Phaedra Director
The Law
The Law Director


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 1981 Circle of Two
 1974 The Rehearsal
 1968 Uptight
 1968 Survival 1967 (Documentary)
 1964 Topkapi
 1962 Phaedra
 1959 The Law
 1955 Rififi
 1949 Thieves' Highway (directed by)
 1947 Brute Force
 1943 Young Ideas
 1942 Nazi Agent
 1941 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Isle of Children. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Perlo Vita

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Personal Quote:

Louis B. Mayer's arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat. See more »


Became an assistant to Alfred Hitchcock in 1940. See more »

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