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Michael Winner (I) (1935–2013)


Winner was an only child, born in Hampstead, London, England, to Helen (née Zlota) and George Joseph Winner (1910-1975), a company director. His family was Jewish; his mother was Polish and his father of Russian extraction. Following his father's death, Winner's mother gambled recklessly and sold art and furniture worth around £10m at the time, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Death Wish
Death Wish Director
(1974)
The Sentinel
The Sentinel Director
(1977)
Firepower
Firepower Director
(1979)
Appointment with Death
(1988)

Filmography

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 1998 Parting Shots
 1993 Dirty Weekend
 1990 Bullseye!
 1985 Death Wish 3
 1982 Death Wish II
 1979 Firepower
 1978 The Big Sleep
 1977 The Sentinel
 1974 Death Wish
 1973 Scorpio
 1972 The Mechanic
 1972 Chato's Land
 1971 Lawman
 1970 The Games
 1968 A Little of What You Fancy (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1967 The Jokers
 1963 West 11
 1962 Play It Cool
 1962 Behave Yourself (Short)
 1962 It's Magic (Short)
 1961 Haunted England (Documentary short)
 1961 Old Mac
 1961 Girls Girls Girls! (Documentary short)
 1960 Shoot to Kill
 1959 Watch the Birdie (Documentary short)
 1959 Danger, Women at Work (Documentary short)
 1957 The Square (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Walkers 'Free Books for Schools' See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Arnold Crust Jr. | Arnold Crust | Arnold Crust Jnr.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

"At 16 I was at my peak. It's been downhill ever since. I had a showbiz column in 26 local newspapers and I was the film critic of the NME. The London Palladium had big stars every two weeks - Dean Martin, Nat 'King' Cole, Bob Hope - and they weren't as protected from the public as they are today. I just went round and met them all. I was, as I still am, extremely shy. But when I wanted or needed... See more »

Trivia:

Winner claimed during his lifetime to be worth £75 million, with £25m in offshore bank accounts and his home worth an additional £50m. But on his death his bank accounts were frozen, and a formal investigation of his affairs began. During this, it emerged that Winner had been supporting two former lovers, both of whom had been provided with living expenses and accommodation. The financial ... See more »

Trademark:

Often cast Oliver Reed, Charles Bronson and Harry Andrews.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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