Alfred Hitchcock

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Television Producer / Television Director / Cinematographer | * 08/13/1899 († 80, 04/29/1980) | Leytonstone, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema. In a career spanning six decades, he directed over 50 feature films, many of which are still widely watched and studied today. Known as the "Master of Suspense", Hitchcock became as well known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo appearances in most of his films, and his hosting and producing the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–65). His films garnered 46 Academy Award nominations, including six wins, although he never won the award for Best Director, despite five nominations. Hitchcock initially trained as a technical clerk and copywriter before entering the film industry in 1919 as a title card designer. His directorial debut was the British-German silent film The Pleasure Garden (1925). His first successful film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), helped to shape th... ()
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980), was an English director and producer. He became known for thrillers, earning him the nickname 'Master of Suspense'. After a successful career in his native country, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside icy blonde female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys —or MacGuffins— meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex Psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from Psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.Mainly through The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) and the first British sound film Blackmail (1929), Hitchcock had already worked his way up to become one of the most popular directors in his country by the end of the 1920s. He also received international recognition with The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938) and got the first offers from the USA. Hitchcock's first film after emigrating to America was Rebecca (1940), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Through collaborations with the most important American film studios, to which he was loaned by Selznick, including Notorious (1946) for RKO Radio Pictures, the Englishman enhanced his position. Hitchcock founded Transatlantic Pictures, his own film studio, in order to have more independence in his decisions, but closed it again after two financial failures, including Rope (1948), which is now considered by critics to be one of his best works because of experimenting with long takes. His collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures, which produced Strangers on a Train (1951) and Dial M for Murder (1954), was followed by Hitchcock's most successful period, which would last ten years. Rear Window (1954), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963) were all hits when they were released and are now among the greatest works in film history. Vertigo (1958), a mild failure at the time, has risen in popularity over the decades and is considered by many today's critics to be Hitchcock's, if not most, perfect film. In 2012 it even replaced Orson Welles' Citizen Kane as the greatest film ever made in the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound critics' poll. Hitchcock's last films were mediocre well received by critics and audiences, only Frenzy (1972) was convincing.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Alfred Hitchcock

AFI Life Achievement Award Knight of The Legion of Honour Knight Commander of The Order of The British Empire BAFTA Fellowship Edgar Awards Officer of Arts and Letters Golden Globe Awards Silver Shell for Best Director Saturn Awards Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 5x Academy Award for Best Director
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Movies with Alfred Hitchcock as Actor(90)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Kim Novak: Hollywood's Golden Age Rebel
as Self (archive footage)2023 My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock
as himself2021 I Am Alfred Hitchcock
as Self (archive footage)2021 Her Name Was Grace Kelly
as Self (archive footage)2020 Tales of the Uncanny
as himself2019 Hitchcock Confidential
as himself2018 Hitch x 4
as Himself (archive footage)2017 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
as Self (archive footage)2017 78/52
as Self (archive footage)2017 German Concentration Camps Factual Survey
as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2017 Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions
as Self (archive footage)2015 Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut
as Himself (archive footage)2014 Night Will Fall
as himself2013 What Is Cinema?
as Self (archive footage)2010 The Psycho Legacy
as Self (archive footage)2009 Once Upon a Time... 'Notorious'
as Self (archive footage)2008 In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy
as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2006 Grace Kelly: Destiny of a Princess
as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2006 The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
as Self (archive footage)2004 Hitchcock and Dial M
as Self - Archive Footage2002 Writing And Casting To Catch A Thief
as Self (archive footage)2001 'The Trouble with Harry' Isn't Over
as Self (archive footage)2001 Plotting 'Family Plot'
as Self (archive footage)2001 The Story of 'Frenzy'
as Self (archive footage)2000 The Trouble with 'Marnie'
as Self (archive footage)2000 All About 'The Birds'
as Self (archive footage)2000 'Torn Curtain' Rising
as Self (archive footage)2000 The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
as Self (archive footage)1999 Hitchcock: The Early Years
as Self (archive footage)1999 Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood
as Self (archive footage)1999 Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock
as Self (archive footage)1997 The Making of 'Psycho'
as Himself (archive footage)1996 The Universal Story
as Self (archive footage)1996 Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels
as Self (archive footage)1996 Ingrid Bergman Remembered
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1984 Terror in the Aisles
as Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics (uncredited)1976 Family Plot
as Spectator at Opening Rally (uncredited)1972 Frenzy
as Man in Wheelchair (uncredited)1969 Topaz
as Self (archive footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as Man in Hotel Lobby with Baby (uncredited)1966 Torn Curtain
as himself1964 A Talk with Hitchcock
as Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)1964 Marnie
as Pet Store Customer (uncredited)1963 The Birds
as Self (uncredited)1961 Hollywood: The Selznick Years
as Man Outside Office (uncredited)1960 Psycho
as Man Who Misses Bus1959 North by Northwest
as Man Walking Past Elster's Office (uncredited)1958 Vertigo
as Prologue Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1956 The Wrong Man
as Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited)1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
as Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited)1955 To Catch a Thief
as Passer-by (uncredited)1955 The Trouble with Harry
as Man sitting at a table1954 Dial M for Murder
as Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited)1954 Rear Window
as Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)1953 I Confess
as Man Boarding Train Carrying a Double Bass (uncredited)1951 Strangers on a Train
as Man Staring at Eve on Street1950 Stage Fright
as Man at Governor's Reception (uncredited)1949 Under Capricorn
as Man Walking in Street After Opening Credits (uncredited)1948 Rope
as Man Drinking Champagne at Party1946 Notorious
as Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited)1945 Spellbound
as Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited)1943 Shadow of a Doubt
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as Man in Front of New York Drugstore (uncredited)1942 Saboteur
as Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)1941 Suspicion
as Man Passing David Smith on Street (uncredited)1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
as Man with Newspaper on Street (uncredited)1940 Foreign Correspondent
as Man Outside Phone Booth (uncredited)1940 Rebecca
as Man in London Railway Station (uncredited)1938 The Lady Vanishes
as Photographer Outside Courthouse (uncredited)1937 Young and Innocent
as Man Walking Past the Cinema as the Light Is Renewed1937 Sabotage
as Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited)1935 The 39 Steps
as Man in Raincoat Passing Bus (uncredited)1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
as Man on Street (uncredited)1930 Murder!
as Man on Subway (uncredited)1929 Blackmail
as Man with Stick Near Tennis Court (uncredited)1928 Easy Virtue
as Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited)1927 The Ring
as Man in Newspaper Office (uncredited)1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

TV Shows/Series with Alfred Hitchcock as Actor(14)

as Self (archive footage)2013 Talking Pictures
as Self - Host (archive footage)1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Self (archive footage)1972 Midi trente
as himself1971 V.I.P. Schaukel
as himself1971 Samedi soir
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Self - Host1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
as himself1956 Cinépanorama
as Self - Host1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Self (archive footage)1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Self - Interviewee1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?

Movies with Alfred Hitchcock as Crew(119)

Crew/In Memory Of1998 Psycho
Writing/Short Story1993 Lifepod
Writing/Writer1979 El Wahm
Directing/Director1976 Family Plot
Production/Producer1976 Family Plot
Directing/Director1972 Frenzy
Production/Producer1972 Frenzy
Directing/Director1969 Topaz
Directing/Director1966 Torn Curtain
Production/Producer1966 Torn Curtain
Directing/Director1964 Marnie
Production/Producer1964 Marnie
Directing/Director1963 The Birds
Production/Producer1963 The Birds
Directing/Director1960 Psycho
Production/Producer1960 Psycho
Directing/Director1959 North by Northwest
Production/Producer1959 North by Northwest
Directing/Director1958 Vertigo
Production/Producer1958 Vertigo
Directing/Director1956 The Wrong Man
Production/Producer1956 The Wrong Man
Directing/Director1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Production/Producer1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Directing/Director1955 To Catch a Thief
Production/Producer1955 To Catch a Thief
Directing/Director1955 The Trouble with Harry
Production/Producer1955 The Trouble with Harry
Directing/Director1954 Dial M for Murder
Production/Producer1954 Dial M for Murder
Directing/Director1954 Rear Window
Production/Producer1954 Rear Window
Directing/Director1953 I Confess
Production/Producer1953 I Confess
Directing/Director1951 Strangers on a Train
Production/Producer1951 Strangers on a Train
Directing/Director1950 Stage Fright
Production/Producer1950 Stage Fright
Directing/Director1949 Under Capricorn
Production/Producer1949 Under Capricorn
Directing/Director1948 Rope
Production/Producer1948 Rope
Directing/Director1947 The Paradine Case
Crew/Additional Writing1946 Notorious
Directing/Director1946 Notorious
Production/Producer1946 Notorious
Directing/Co-Director1945 Watchtower Over Tomorrow
Directing/Director1945 Spellbound
Directing/Director1944 Lifeboat
Directing/Director1944 Aventure Malgache
Directing/Director1944 Bon Voyage
Directing/Director1944 The Fighting Generation
Directing/Director1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Directing/Director1942 Saboteur
Directing/Director1941 Suspicion
Directing/Director1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Directing/Director1940 Foreign Correspondent
Directing/Director1940 Rebecca
Directing/Director1939 Jamaica Inn
Directing/Director1938 The Lady Vanishes
Directing/Director1937 Young and Innocent
Directing/Director1937 Sabotage
Directing/Director1936 Secret Agent
Directing/Director1935 The 39 Steps
Directing/Director1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Directing/Director1934 Waltzes from Vienna
Production/Producer1932 Lord Camber's Ladies
Directing/Director1932 Number Seventeen
Writing/Screenplay1932 Number Seventeen
Directing/Director1931 Mary
Directing/Director1931 The Skin Game
Writing/Writer1931 The Skin Game
Directing/Director1931 Rich and Strange
Writing/Adaptation1931 Rich and Strange
Directing/Director1930 An Elastic Affair
Directing/Director1930 Elstree Calling
Directing/Director1930 Murder!
Writing/Adaptation1930 Murder!
Directing/Director1929 Juno and the Paycock
Writing/Writer1929 Juno and the Paycock
Directing/Director1929 Sound Test for Blackmail
Directing/Director1929 The Manxman
Directing/Director1929 Blackmail
Writing/Screenplay1929 Blackmail
Directing/Director1928 The Farmer's Wife
Directing/Director1928 Easy Virtue
Directing/Director1928 Champagne
Writing/Writer1928 Champagne
Directing/Director1927 The Pleasure Garden
Directing/Director1927 Downhill
Directing/Director1927 The Ring
Writing/Writer1927 The Ring
Directing/Director1926 The Mountain Eagle
Art/Art Direction1925 The Blackguard
Directing/Assistant Director1925 The Blackguard
Writing/Writer1925 The Blackguard
Directing/Assistant Director1925 The Prude's Fall
Writing/Writer1925 The Prude's Fall
Art/Art Direction1924 The Passionate Adventure
Directing/Assistant Director1924 The Passionate Adventure
Writing/Writer1924 The Passionate Adventure
Art/Art Direction1924 The White Shadow
Directing/Assistant Director1924 The White Shadow
Editing/Editor1924 The White Shadow
Writing/Screenplay1924 The White Shadow
Directing/Assistant Director1923 Woman to Woman
Writing/Writer1923 Woman to Woman
Directing/Director1923 Always Tell Your Wife
Art/Art Direction1922 The Spanish Jade
Art/Art Direction1922 The Man from Home
Crew/Title Graphics1922 The Man from Home
Art/Art Direction1922 Three Live Ghosts
Crew/Title Graphics1922 Three Live Ghosts
Directing/Director1922 Number 13
Production/Producer1922 Number 13
Art/Title Designer1921 The Bonnie Brier Bush

TV Shows/Series with Alfred Hitchcock as Crew(12)

Crew/Treatment1983 Frontline
Directing/Director1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Creator/Creator1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Production/Producer1961 Alcoa Premiere
Directing/Director1959 Startime
Directing/Director1957 Suspicion
Production/Producer1957 Suspicion
Production/Producer1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Directing/Director1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Creator/Creator1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Directing/Director1950 Robert Montgomery Presents

Additional Information

Born: Sunday, 08/13 1899 (August) in Leytonstone, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Tuesday, 04/29 1980 (April) in Bel Air (aged: 80)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University of London, Tower Hamlets College, Salesian College
Spouses (current/former): Alma Reville
Children: Pat Hitchcock
Father: William Hitchcock
Influenced by/Role models: F. W. Murnau
Other names for Alfred Hitchcock (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hitch" (Nickname)
"The Master of Suspense"
"Sir Alfred Hitchcock"
"Альфред Хичкок"
"อัลเฟรด ฮิตช์ค็อก"
"ألفريد هتشكوك"
"알프레드 히치콕"
"אלפרד היצ'קוק"
"Άλφρεντ Χίτσκοκ"
"Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock"
"آلفرد هیچکاک"
"Alfred Joseph Hitchcock"
"앨프리드 히치콕"
"Le Maître du suspense" (Nickname)
"Hitchcock" (Pseudonym)
Alfred Hitchcock frequently works together with these people:
Laurent Bouzereau (35x, Crew)
Patricia Hitchcock (27x, Actress)
Alma Reville (25x, Crew)
John Newland (17x, Crew)
Vaughn Taylor (14x, Actor)
Michael Balcon (14x, Crew)
Herbert Coleman (13x, Crew)
Cary Grant (12x, Actor)
Phyllis Thaxter (12x, Actress)
Harry Tyler (12x, Actor)
Bernard Herrmann (12x, Crew)
Robert Burks (12x, Crew)
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