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John Schlesinger (I) (1926–2003)


Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War II. While attending Balliol College at Oxford, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Midnight Cowboy Director
(1969)
Darling Director
(1965)
Marathon Man Director
(1976)
Yanks Director
(1979)

Filmography

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 2007 The McCartney Years (Video documentary) (music video director)
 1997 Paul McCartney: Little Willow (Video short)
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
 1996 The Why Store: Father (Video short)
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
 1993 The Innocent
 1991 Screen One (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 The Believers
 1983 An Englishman Abroad (TV Movie)
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
 1979 Yanks
 1976 Marathon Man
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "The Longest")
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Days in the Trees (1967) ... (director: Original Royal Shakespeare Company stage production)
 1965 Darling
 1963 Billy Liar
 1961 Terminus (Short documentary)
 1958-1961 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- The Class (1961)
- The Innocent Eye (1958)
 1960 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary)
 1956 Sunday in the Park (Documentary short)
 1950 The Starfish
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Other Works:

He directed Archibald Saunders' play, "The Pedagogue,"; Jean Tardieu's play, "The Keyhole,"; Samuel Beckett's play, "Act Without Words II,"; Fernando Arrabal's play, "Picnic on the Battlefield,"; and John Whiting's play, "No Why," in Expeditions One in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[in a 1981 interview] I think the business is getting tougher, no question. It is an extraordinary fight to make something different. So it tends not so much to be films that you think are commercial, but films that people seem to want to make. [on Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)] EMI said, "We love the script. It's very original. We want to make it.". See more »

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He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to film. See more »

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Aquarius

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