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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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Frida Director
(2002)
(2007)
Titus Director
(1999)
The Glorias Director
(2020)

Filmography

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 2020 The Glorias
 2010/I The Tempest
 2002 Frida
 1999 Titus
 1997 The Lion King
 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)
 1986 The Tempest (Video)
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Other Works:

She directed Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, "The Lion King,"at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway in New York City with John Vickery, Samuel E. Wright, Geoff Hoyle, Tsidii Le Loka, Tom Alan Robbins, and Max Casella in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Costume Designer for "The Lion King" at the Lyceum Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

All of her theatrical films have a score by Elliot Goldenthal. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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