Julie Taymor


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Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007). She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a teacher of political science. Young Taymor was fond of... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Frida Director
(2002)
(2007)
Titus Director
(1999)
The Lion King Producer
(2019)

Filmography

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 2020 The Glorias
 2010/I The Tempest
 2002 Frida
 1999 Titus
 1995 Salome (TV Movie)
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Oedipus Rex (1993)
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie)
 1990 Juan Darién: A Carnival Mass (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

She was costume, mask and puppet designer for Carlo Gozzi's play, "The King Stag," in the Fall Festival production at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Albert Bermel was English translator. Andrei Serban was director. Michael H. Yeargan was set designer. Jennifer Tipton was lighting designer. Elliot ... See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Taymor

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on designing puppets/costumes for 'The Lion King'] Having made the decision not to hide the performers within animal suits or behind masks, the challenge was to convey the animal's essence while maintaining the presence of the human.

Trivia:

Was ousted as director of Broadway musical, "Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark", in 2011. Lawsuits were filed by both sides and a royalties agreement was reached in February 2012. See more »

Trademark:

Her films have notable uses of color, like in Across the Universe (2007) and The Glorias (2020). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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