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Fred Zinnemann

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Zinnemann in the 1940s

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Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austro-American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir, and play adaptations. Nineteen actors appearing in Zinnemann's films received Academy Award nominations for their performances: among that number are Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Glynis Johns, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller, Jason Robards, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Gary Cooper and Maximilian Schell.

Fact file

  • Born: Alfred Zinnemann April 29, 1907 Rzeszów, Poland
  • Died: March 14, 1997 (aged 89) London
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Occupation: Film director
  • Years active: 1932-1982
  • Notable work: High Noon, From Here to Eternity, Oklahoma!, A Man For All Seasons
  • Spouse(s): Renee Bartlett (1936–1997; his death; 1 child)

Read more about Fred Zinnemann at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2016-09-16 18:48:23
Relativity Studios has acquired the rights to remake “High Noon” and plans to produce a movie that’s set in the present day. The 1952 Western was directed by Fred Zinnemann and starred Gary Cooper as a town marshal forced to face a gang of vengeful killers by himself. The screenplay ...

TCM Classic Film Festival opens with 'Oklahoma!' at Chinese Theatre
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-04-10 12:30:00
The network's popular host, Robert Osborne, will discuss the movie with star Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the picture.The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers ...

Restored 'Oklahoma!' to open 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-02-13 22:35:00
The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will open April 10 with the world premiere of the new restoration of "Oklahoma!" Fred Zinnemann's 1955 classic based on the groundbreaking Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II musical.    

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