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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 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 version translator. Andrei Serban was director. Michael H. Yeargan was set designer. Jennifer Tipton was lighting designer. ... See more »

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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:

In 1998, won two Tony Awards for "The Lion King": Best Director (Musical) and Best Costume Designer. She was also among the "Lion King" composers and lyricists nominated that year for Best Original Musical Score. The year before, in 1997, she had received two Tony nominations for "Juan Darien": as Best Director (Musical) and, along with collaborator G.W. Mercier, as Best Scenic Designer. 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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