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Guy Hamilton (I) (1922–2016)


Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, he spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. Growing up, he became enthralled with French cinema... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Live and Let Die Director
(1973)
Goldfinger Director
(1964)
(1971)

Filmography

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Personal Details

Other Works:

DVD commentaries on the following "James Bond" films: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Live and Let Die (1973), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Goldfinger (1964). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing several of the James Bond pictures] One of the rules with the Bond pictures is that you're not allowed to have a leading lady who can act--because we can't afford them . . . If ever we were to have a real leading lady, the next time around we'd have to find another one. And in no time at all we'd have to have, oh, Jane Fonda for $2 million and up. See more »

Trivia:

He was originally hired to direct Superman (1978), when the film was scheduled to film in Italy. Marlon Brando refused to work in Italy and insisted the production be moved to England. For this and other reasons the production was moved to England, and Hamilton, a "tax exile" who could only be in England for 30 days a year, had to drop out and was replaced by Richard Donner. See more »

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Frequently casts Harry Andrews

Star Sign:

Virgo

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