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Richard Lester (I)


Richard Lester was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, and continued his career into the 1970s and early '80s. He is best remembered for the two films he helmed starring The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965), the frenetic cutting style of which was seen by many as the predecessor of the music video a generation ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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(1964)
(1969)
(1973)
Superman III Director
(1983)

Filmography

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 1991 Paul McCartney's Get Back (Documentary)
 1989 Paul McCartney (Documentary short)
 1983 Superman III
 1980 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Video) (uncredited)
 1980 Superman II
 1979 Cuba
 1976 The Ritz (directed by)
 1975 Royal Flash
 1974 Juggernaut
 1968 Petulia
 1965 Help!
 1965 The Beatles: Help! - Version 1 (Video short)
 1962 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! (as Dick Lester)
 1959 The Sound of Jazz (Short) (as Dick Lester)
 1959 The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (Short) (as Dick Lester)
 1958 After Hours (TV Series)
 1956 Son of Fred (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1956 A Show Called Fred (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
 1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1956)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1954 The Vise (TV Series)
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3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

Watching one's own work is painful. . . . It doesn't matter what the film is. In a way, films are all little tombstones laid end to end with a bit of filler tape holding them together. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 19th Cannes International Film Festival in 1966. See more »

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Frequently has characters in the background making amusing comments about the main action.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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