STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,125 this week

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 »

Died:

(age 96) in Athens, Greece

10 Best Moments From the 2021 Emmys

Check out the funniest acceptance speeches and most moving highlights from the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Watch the video

2021 Emmys: Presenters, Winners, and More

See all the best photos from the 2021 Emmys, including the presenters, the winners, and more.

See the photos

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Brute Force
Tue, Sep 28 7:00 AM PDT on TCM (631)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 people
created 4 weeks ago
 
a list of 26 people
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 21 people
created 01 Aug 2015
 
a list of 45 people
created 09 Jul 2019
 
a list of 32 people
created 03 May 2017
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jules Dassin's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Rififi Director
(1955)
Never on Sunday Director
(1960)
Phaedra Director
(1962)
The Law Director
(1959)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (25 credits)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Magdalena. Musical. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Perlo Vita

Spouse:

Melina Mercouri  (her death) | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If there is anything I want to be remembered for, it is for fulfilling Melina's dream [the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece]. (from a 1997 interview) See more »

Trivia:

He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: The Naked City (1948). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed