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Richard Fleischer (1916–2006)


Richard Fleischer was born on December 8, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Soylent Green (1973), The Vikings (1958) and Red Sonja (1985). He was married to Mary Dickson. He died on March 25, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Soylent Green
Soylent Green Director
(1973)
The Vikings
The Vikings Director
(1958)
Red Sonja
Red Sonja Director
(1985)
Compulsion
Compulsion Director
(1959)

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
 1948 So This Is New York (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 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 "Fantastic Voyage" (1966)]: The whole film took about a year to make - there were hundreds of days of actual shooting on it. But, even so, I love making big films. They're a strain, but then, making any film is a strain. See more »

Trivia:

He directed feature films from 1946, under contract first with RKO (to 1951), followed by spells at 20th Century Fox (1955-61 and 1966-69) and Columbia (1971-72), free-lancing in between. He was best known for economically made suspense thrillers and tough crime dramas. His own personal favorite was The Narrow Margin (1952), shot on a budget of $230,000 within just 13 days. Other hits were ... See more »

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