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Fred Zinnemann

Film Producer / Film Director / Photographer | * 04/29/1907 († 89, 03/14/1997) | Rzeszów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Poland]
Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-born American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing films in various genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir and play adaptations. He made 25 feature films during his 50-year career. He was among the first directors to insist on using authentic locations and for mixing stars with civilians to give his films more realism. Within the film industry, he was considered a maverick for taking risks and thereby creating unique films, with many of his stories being dramas about lone and principled individuals tested by tragic events. According to one historian, Zinnemann's style demonstrated his sense of "psychological realism and his apparent determination to make worthwhile pictures that are nevertheless highly entertaining." Among his films were The Men (1950), High Noon (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953), Oklahoma! (1955), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | War

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Awards & Nominations for Fred Zinnemann

Directors Guild of America Award 2x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Documentary (short Subject) 7x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Documentary (short Subject)

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Movies with Fred Zinnemann as Actor(6)

as Himself (archive footage)2009 Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood
as Himself (archive footage)2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons
as Interpreter (uncredited)1948 The Search
as German Soldier / French Ambulance Driver (uncredited)1930 All Quiet on the Western Front

TV Shows/Series with Fred Zinnemann as Actor(1)

Movies with Fred Zinnemann as Crew(37)

Directing/Director1982 Five Days One Summer
Production/Producer1982 Five Days One Summer
Directing/Director1977 Julia
Directing/Director1973 The Day of the Jackal
Directing/Director1966 A Man for All Seasons
Production/Producer1966 A Man for All Seasons
Directing/Director1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Directing/Director1960 The Sundowners
Directing/Director1959 The Nun's Story
Production/Producer1959 The Nun's Story
Directing/Director1957 A Hatful of Rain
Directing/Director1956 Markheim
Directing/Director1955 Oklahoma!
Directing/Director1953 From Here to Eternity
Directing/Director1952 High Noon
Directing/Director1952 The Member of the Wedding
Directing/Director1951 Teresa
Directing/Director1950 The Men
Directing/Director1949 Act of Violence
Directing/Director1948 The Search
Directing/Director1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Directing/Director1947 Little Mister Jim
Directing/Director1946 The Lady or the Tiger?
Directing/Director1944 The Seventh Cross
Directing/Director1942 Kid Glove Killer
Directing/Director1942 Eyes in the Night
Directing/Director1941 Forbidden Passage
Directing/Director1940 The Old South
Directing/Director1939 While America Sleeps
Directing/Director1939 The Ash Can Fleet
Directing/Director1939 Weather Wizards
Directing/Director1939 Help Wanted
Directing/Director1938 That Mothers Might Live
Directing/Director1937 Friend Indeed
Directing/Director1936 Redes
Directing/Assistant Director1932 The Man from Yesterday
Camera/Camera Intern1929 Explodigger 1010

Full Name: Fred Zinnemann
Born: Monday, 04/29 1907 (April) in Vienna
Died: Friday, 03/14 1997 (March) in London (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Educated at: University of Vienna
Children: Tim Zinnemann
Other names for Fred Zinnemann (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alfred Zinnemann"
Fred Zinnemann frequently works together with these people:
Ryo Okawara (7x, Crew)
Carl Foreman (4x, Crew)
Stanley Kramer (4x, Crew)
Georges Delerue (4x, Crew)
George Frost (4x, Crew)
Leonard Maltin (3x, Actor)
Joan Bridge (3x, Crew)
Molly Urquhart (3x, Actress)
Ralph Edwards (2x, Actor)
Lucille Ball (1x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12886, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/12/2019