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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)
The Front Page
The Front Page Director
(1931)

Filmography

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 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Hooligan (1964)
 1960 Ocean's 11
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bull Skinner (1958)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1955 La vedova X
 1954 They Who Dare
 1953 Melba
 1952 Kangaroo
 1949 The Red Pony
 1944 Guest in the House (uncredited)
 1942 Our Russian Front (Documentary short)
 1941 Know for Sure (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 The Young in Heart (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
 1932 Rain (uncredited)
 1929 Betrayal
 1928 The Racket
 1928 Tempest (uncredited)
 1927 The Kid Brother (uncredited)
 1926 Fine Manners (uncredited)
 1926 The Caveman
 1925 Seven Sinners
 1919 Fit to Win
 1918 Positive (Short)
 1918 Posture (Short)
 1918 The Toothbrush (Short)
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3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

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:

His career was adversely affected by the "McCarthy" era in the late 1940s and early 1950s. To avoid being humiliated by the House Un-American Activities Committee--which was desperately trying to find "Communist subversion" in Hollywood films--he began making films abroad, in both Britain and Italy, but they were not successful. His last three films were Hollywood productions with large budgets, ... See more »

Nickname:

Milly

Star Sign:

Libra

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