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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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Death Wish Director
(1974)
The Sentinel Director
(1977)
Firepower Director
(1979)
Hannibal Brooks Director
(1969)

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:

Today, 26 April 2005, for film director Michael Winner a dream will come true as for twenty years he has campaigned to gather support and finance for a national police memorial. In London, The Queen will unveil a permanent monument to commemorate those police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. 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:

(On Oliver Reed) "Drunks on the whole are immensely quiet and dignified when they're sober. But when they're drunk, they're drunk. They're two people; they're Jekyll and Hyde. I remember once I met him in a restaurant and he went out and challenged someone to a fight; he was always doing that and he always lost the fight. So he went out into Hyde Park in a beautiful Savile Row suit to fight this ... See more »

Trivia:

He allegedly declined the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2006 for his services to film. See more »

Trademark:

Often cast Oliver Reed, Charles Bronson and Harry Andrews.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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