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Lewis Milestone (1895–1980)


Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early age, starting as a prop man and background artist ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Two Arabian Knights
(1927)
Mutiny on the Bounty
(1962)
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The Front Page Director
(1931)

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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on taking over the direction of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)] I thought, "This is one way of getting rich quick--I get the salary and, at most, it couldn't take two or three months". After I'd signed the contract I found out that in the previous year all they'd had on screen was about seven minutes of film. I spent a year on it. See more »

Trivia:

A device Milestone used in most of his war films--i.e., All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Edge of Darkness (1943), A Walk in the Sun (1945) and Pork Chop Hill (1959)--is the dolly shot that moves across infantry attacking toward the camera in echelon and being felled one at a time by machine-gun fire. See more »

Nickname:

Milly

Star Sign:

Libra

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