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John Frankenheimer (1930–2002)


Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Manchurian Candidate
(1962)
Seven Days in May
(1964)
The Island of Dr. Moreau
(1996)
Ronin
Ronin Director
(1998)

Filmography

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 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
 2001 Ambush (Short)
 1998 Ronin
 1997 George Wallace (TV Movie)
 1996 Andersonville (TV Movie)
 1995 Silo 3 Jane
 1994 Against the Wall (TV Movie)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Maniac at Large (1992)
 1989 Dead Bang
 1987 Riviera (TV Movie) (as Alan Smithee)
 1986 52 Pick-Up
 1982 The Rainmaker (TV Movie)
 1982 The Challenge
 1979 Prophecy
 1977 Black Sunday
 1971 The Horsemen
 1968 The Fixer
 1966 Grand Prix
 1966 Seconds
 1964 The Train
 1962 All Fall Down
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The American (1960)
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Fifth Column (1960)
 1960 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (TV Movie)
 1960 The Fifth Column (TV Movie)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Last Summer (1958)
 1956 The Ninth Day (TV Movie)
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Figures in Clay (1956)
- Flame-Out in T-6 (1956)
 1954-1955 Danger (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Dark Curtain (1955)
- Precinct Girl (1955)
 1954 You Are There (TV Series) (1 episode)
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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm a filmmaker... I like to work. See more »

Trivia:

Was originally set to direct Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) with Marilyn Monroe in the leading role. See more »

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Unusual camera angles and blocking techniques See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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