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John Schlesinger (I) (1926–2003)


Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War II. While attending Balliol College at Oxford, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy Director
(1969)
Darling
Darling Director
(1965)
Marathon Man
Marathon Man Director
(1976)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
(1971)

Filmography

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 2007 The McCartney Years (Video documentary) (music video director)
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
 1996 The Why Store: Father (Video short)
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
 1993 The Innocent
 1991 Screen One (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 The Believers
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
 1983 An Englishman Abroad (TV Movie)
 1979 Yanks
 1976 Marathon Man
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "The Longest")
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Days in the Trees (1967) ... (director: Original Royal Shakespeare Company stage production)
 1965 Darling
 1963 Billy Liar
 1961 Terminus (Short documentary)
 1958-1961 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- The Class (1961)
- The Innocent Eye (1958)
 1960 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary)
 1956 Sunday in the Park (Documentary short)
 1950 The Starfish
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Mourning Becomes Electra", at the Arts Theatre Club in London, England with Mary Ellis, Mary Morris, Joseph O'Conor, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Barker and Timothy Bateson in the cast. Peter Hall was the director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on "Method" acting] [Dustin Hoffman] is a great believer in physical acting. Whenever we had to do a running scene--you know, most actors would just say, "Well, just dab a bit of glycerin on my face, and I'll look sweaty." Not so with Dustin. He had to run right round the 91st Street area of Central Park, so that he was really out of breath, which has always made me curious as to what they do ... See more »

Trivia:

Was offered A Clockwork Orange (1971) to direct but passed on the project because of the violence. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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