Cecil B. DeMille

Name in Native Language: "Cecil Blount DeMille" (English/EN)
Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Playwright / Actor / Radio Personality / Theatre Director | * 08/12/1881 († 77, 01/21/1959) | Ashfield, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director, producer and actor. Between 1914 and 1958, he made 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. His films were distinguished by their epic scale and by his cinematic showmanship. His silent films included social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, morality plays, and historical pageants. DeMille was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, and grew up in New York City. He began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved to writing and directing stage productions, some with Jesse Lasky, who was then a vaudeville producer. DeMille's first film, The Squaw Man (1914), was also the first full-length feature film shot in Hollywood. Its interracial love story made it commercially successful and it first publicized Hollywood as the home of the U.S. film industry. The continued success of his productions led to the founding of Paramount Pictures with Lasky and Adolph Zukor. His first biblical epic, The Ten Commandm..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Cecil B. DeMille

Academy Award for Best Picture Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Academy Award To The Producer of The Best Film Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Cecil B. DeMille as Actor(29)

as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2021 Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age
as Himself (archive footage)2019 Sword-and-Sandal
as Himself (archive footage)2019 Hail Satan?
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Narrator1956 The Ten Commandments
as Photographer (uncredited)1952 Son of Paleface
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
as himself1950 Sunset Boulevard
as Himself - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1947 Unconquered
as Himself (uncredited)1947 Jens Mons in America
as himself1947 Variety Girl
as Voice of Narrator (uncredited)1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
as Himself - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1942 Reap the Wild Wind
as himself1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1940 North West Mounted Police
as himself1935 Hollywood Extra Girl
as Director Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)1930 Free and Easy
as Radio Newscaster (voice) (uncredited)1930 Madam Satan
as himself1928 The Circus: Premiere
as himself1922 A Trip to Paramountown

TV Shows/Series with Cecil B. DeMille as Actor(3)

Movies with Cecil B. DeMille as Crew(156)

Production/Producer1958 The Buccaneer
Production/Executive Producer1958 The Buccaneer
Directing/Director1956 The Ten Commandments
Production/Producer1956 The Ten Commandments
Production/Executive Producer1953 The War of the Worlds
Directing/Director1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Production/Producer1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Directing/Director1949 Samson and Delilah
Production/Producer1949 Samson and Delilah
Directing/Director1948 California's Golden Beginning
Directing/Director1947 Unconquered
Production/Producer1947 Unconquered
Directing/Director1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Production/Producer1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Directing/Director1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Production/Producer1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Directing/Director1940 North West Mounted Police
Production/Producer1940 North West Mounted Police
Directing/Director1939 Union Pacific
Production/Producer1939 Union Pacific
Directing/Director1938 The Buccaneer
Production/Producer1938 The Buccaneer
Directing/Director1936 The Plainsman
Directing/Director1935 The Crusades
Directing/Director1934 Four Frightened People
Production/Producer1934 Four Frightened People
Production/Producer1934 Cleopatra
Directing/Director1934 Cleopatra
Directing/Director1933 This Day and Age
Production/Producer1933 This Day and Age
Directing/Director1932 The Sign of the Cross
Production/Producer1932 The Sign of the Cross
Directing/Director1931 The Squaw Man
Directing/Director1930 Madam Satan
Production/Producer1930 Madam Satan
Directing/Director1929 Dynamite
Directing/Director1929 The Godless Girl
Production/Producer1929 The Godless Girl
Production/Executive Producer1928 Let'er Go Gallegher
Production/Producer1927 The Angel of Broadway
Production/Producer1927 White Gold
Directing/Director1927 The King of Kings
Production/Producer1927 The King of Kings
Production/Producer1927 The Fighting Eagle
Production/Producer1927 Vanity
Production/Producer1926 Silence
Production/Producer1926 The Cruise of the Jasper B
Crew/Presenter1926 Red Dice
Directing/Director1926 The Volga Boatman
Production/Producer1926 The Volga Boatman
Directing/Director1925 The Road to Yesterday
Directing/Director1925 The Golden Bed
Production/Supervising Producer1925 The Dressmaker from Paris
Directing/Director1924 Triumph
Directing/Director1924 Feet of Clay
Directing/Director1923 Adam's Rib
Production/Producer1923 Adam's Rib
Production/Producer1923 The Ten Commandments
Directing/Director1923 The Ten Commandments
Directing/Director1922 Saturday Night
Directing/Director1922 Manslaughter
Directing/Director1921 The Affairs of Anatol
Directing/Director1921 Forbidden Fruit
Writing/Story1921 Forbidden Fruit
Production/Producer1921 Forbidden Fruit
Directing/Director1921 Fool's Paradise
Directing/Director1920 Something to Think About
Production/Producer1920 Something to Think About
Directing/Director1920 Why Change Your Wife?
Production/Producer1920 Why Change Your Wife?
Directing/Director1919 Don't Change Your Husband
Directing/Director1919 Male and Female
Directing/Director1919 For Better, for Worse
Directing/Director1918 The Whispering Chorus
Directing/Director1918 The Squaw Man
Directing/Director1918 Old Wives for New
Production/Producer1918 Old Wives for New
Editing/Editor1918 Old Wives for New
Directing/Director1917 The Woman God Forgot
Production/Producer1917 The Woman God Forgot
Editing/Editor1917 The Woman God Forgot
Directing/Director1917 The Devil-Stone
Directing/Director1917 The Little American
Writing/Writer1917 The Little American
Production/Producer1917 The Little American
Editing/Editor1917 The Little American
Production/Producer1917 Lost and Won
Directing/Director1917 A Romance of the Redwoods
Writing/Writer1917 A Romance of the Redwoods
Production/Producer1917 A Romance of the Redwoods
Editing/Editor1917 A Romance of the Redwoods
Directing/Director1916 Maria Rosa
Directing/Director1916 Joan the Woman
Production/Producer1916 Joan the Woman
Editing/Editor1916 Joan the Woman
Directing/Director1916 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Production/Producer1916 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Directing/Director1916 The Dream Girl
Directing/Director1916 The Heart of Nora Flynn
Directing/Director1915 The Warrens of Virginia
Production/Producer1915 The Warrens of Virginia
Directing/Director1915 The Girl of the Golden West
Production/Producer1915 The Girl of the Golden West
Writing/Writer1915 The Girl of the Golden West
Directing/Director1915 Chimmie Fadden
Editing/Editor1915 Chimmie Fadden
Production/Producer1915 Chimmie Fadden
Writing/Writer1915 Chimmie Fadden
Directing/Director1915 Kindling
Writing/Writer1915 Kindling
Production/Producer1915 Kindling
Directing/Director1915 Chimmie Fadden Out West
Editing/Editor1915 Chimmie Fadden Out West
Production/Producer1915 Chimmie Fadden Out West
Writing/Writer1915 Chimmie Fadden Out West
Directing/Director1915 The Arab
Production/Producer1915 The Arab
Writing/Writer1915 The Arab
Directing/Director1915 The Golden Chance
Writing/Story1915 The Golden Chance
Production/Producer1915 The Golden Chance
Editing/Editor1915 The Golden Chance
Editing/Editor1915 The Cheat
Directing/Director1915 The Cheat
Production/Producer1915 The Cheat
Production/Producer1915 The Captive
Editing/Editor1915 The Captive
Directing/Director1915 The Captive
Writing/Writer1915 The Captive
Directing/Director1915 Temptation
Directing/Director1915 Carmen
Production/Producer1915 Carmen
Editing/Editor1915 Carmen
Directing/Director1914 The Virginian
Editing/Editor1914 The Virginian
Writing/Writer1914 Ready Money
Directing/Director1914 The Call of the North
Directing/Director1914 What's His Name
Editing/Editor1914 What's His Name
Production/Producer1914 What's His Name
Writing/Writer1914 What's His Name
Directing/Director1914 The Ghost Breaker
Production/Producer1914 The Ghost Breaker
Writing/Writer1914 The Ghost Breaker
Editing/Editor1914 The Rose of the Rancho
Directing/Director1914 The Rose of the Rancho
Writing/Writer1914 The Rose of the Rancho
Directing/Director1914 The Man From Home
Writing/Writer1914 The Man From Home
Production/Producer1914 The Man From Home
Editing/Editor1914 The Man From Home
Production/Producer1914 The Squaw Man
Directing/Director1914 The Squaw Man
Writing/Writer1914 The Squaw Man
Directing/Director1914 Brewster's Millions

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Cecil Blount DeMille
Born: Friday, 08/12 1881 (August) in Ashfield, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 01/21 1959 (January) in Hollywood (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Widener University
Spouses (current/former): Constance Adams DeMille
Children: Katherine DeMille, Richard de Mille
Father: Henry C. De Mille
Mother: Beatrice DeMille
Other names for Cecil B. DeMille (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"''C.B.''" (Pseudonym)
Cecil B. DeMille frequently works together with these people:
Jeanie Macpherson (41x, Crew)
Anne Bauchens (29x, Crew)
Julia Faye (27x, Actress)
Alvin Wyckoff (21x, Crew)
Raymond Hatton (21x, Actor)
Theodore Roberts (18x, Actor)
Wilfred Buckland (15x, Crew)
Hans Dreier (14x, Crew)
Theodore Kosloff (14x, Actor)
Mitchell Leisen (14x, Crew)
Harry Lindgren (13x, Crew)
Kirk Douglas (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12157, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 10/19/2021