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Richard Fleischer (1916–2006)


Richard firmly established his credentials with such epics as The Vikings (1958) , 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Barabbas (1961) and also proved to be a master of intimate drama with Compulsion (1959) , which won Cannes Festival awards for it's male stars. He won an Academy Award for one of his earliest films - a documentary Design for ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Soylent Green Director
(1973)
Red Sonja Director
(1985)
The Vikings Director
(1958)

Filmography

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 1989 Call from Space (Short)
 1985 Red Sonja
 1983 Amityville 3-D (directed by)
 1983 Tough Enough (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1979 Ashanti
 1975 Mandingo
 1974 Mr. Majestyk
 1973 Soylent Green
 1971 See No Evil
 1971 The Last Run
 1969 Che!
 1967 Think Twentieth (Documentary short)
 1961 Barabbas
 1959 Compulsion
 1958 The Vikings
 1956 Bandido!
 1953 Arena
 1951 His Kind of Woman (uncredited)
 1949 Trapped
 1949 Make Mine Laughs (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1949 Follow Me Quietly (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1949 The Clay Pigeon (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1948 Bodyguard (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1948 So This Is New York (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1947 Design for Death (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1947 Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 5 (Documentary short)
 1947 Banjo (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1947 Mr. Bell (Short) (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1946 Child of Divorce (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1944 Memo for Joe (Short documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography: "Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution"

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dick Fleischer | Richard O. Fleischer
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Personal Quote:

[on George C. Scott] George just likes to block a scene out in a routine way. And then he does it and we shoot. He starts really acting when the camera goes. And throughout a film, 90% of the "takes" I've printed with George Scott in them have been first or second takes. And if I have to use the second "take," it's because in the first one something mechanical went wrong or some other actor blew ... See more »

Trivia:

His father's animation studios was one of the biggest competitors to Walt Disney's studio. Ironically, Disney ended up hiring Richard to direct this feature, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). See more »

Nickname:

Dick

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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