John Sturges (1910–1992)


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John Sturges was an American film director, mostly remembered for his outstanding Western films. In 1992, Sturges was awarded a Golden Boot Award for his lifelong contribution to the Western genre. Sturges was born in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, within the Chicago metropolitan area. By 1930, the village had a population of 64,000 people. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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The Great Escape Director
(1963)
(1960)
(1955)

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Alternate Names:

Capt John Sturges

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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He was the original director of Wild Is the Wind (1957), but on March 15, 1957--only a week before shooting was scheduled to begin--he withdrew from the film due to illness, according to contemporary news items. George Cukor took over direction and stated years later in a interview that Sturges left the project to replace Fred Zinnemann on The Old Man and the Sea (1958), but a Cukor biography ... See more »

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Predominantly male ensemble casts.

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Capricorn

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