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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Name in Native Language: "Joseph Leo Mankiewicz" (English/EN)
Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Actor | * 02/11/1909 († 83, 02/05/1993) | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and won both the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in consecutive years for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950), the latter of which was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six. Comfortable in a variety of genres and able to elicit career performances from actors and actresses alike, Mankiewicz combined ironic, sophisticated scripts with a precise, sometimes stylized mise en scène. Mankiewicz worked for seventeen years as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures and as a writer and producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer before getting a chance to direct at 20th Century Fox. Over six years, he made 11 films for Fox. During his over 40-year career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote 48 screenplays. He also produced more than 20 films, including The Philadelphia Story (1940) which was nominated for the Academ... ()
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Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career and is best known as the writer-director of the Oscar-winning All About Eve (1950). He was brother to screenwriter and drama critic Herman J. Mankiewicz who also won an Oscar for co-writing Citizen Kane (1941).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writers Guild of America Awards Directors Guild of America Awards 2x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay National Board of Review Award for Best Film Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 4x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 3x Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Joseph L. Mankiewicz as Actor(9)

Movies with Joseph L. Mankiewicz as Crew(91)

Writing/Screenplay1985 A Letter to Three Wives
Directing/Director1972 Sleuth
Directing/Director1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Production/Producer1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Directing/Director1967 The Honey Pot
Writing/Writer1967 The Honey Pot
Writing/Screenplay1967 The Honey Pot
Directing/Director1964 Carol for Another Christmas
Production/Producer1964 Carol for Another Christmas
Directing/Director1963 Cleopatra
Writing/Screenplay1963 Cleopatra
Writing/Writer1963 Cleopatra
Directing/Director1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
Directing/Director1958 The Quiet American
Writing/Writer1958 The Quiet American
Production/Producer1958 The Quiet American
Directing/Director1955 Guys and Dolls
Writing/Screenplay1955 Guys and Dolls
Directing/Director1954 The Barefoot Contessa
Writing/Writer1954 The Barefoot Contessa
Directing/Director1953 Julius Caesar
Writing/Screenplay1953 Julius Caesar
Directing/Director1952 5 Fingers
Directing/Director1951 People Will Talk
Writing/Writer1951 People Will Talk
Directing/Director1950 All About Eve
Writing/Screenplay1950 All About Eve
Directing/Director1950 No Way Out
Writing/Writer1950 No Way Out
Directing/Director1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Writing/Screenplay1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Directing/Director1949 House of Strangers
Directing/Director1948 Escape
Directing/Director1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Directing/Director1947 The Late George Apley
Directing/Director1946 Dragonwyck
Writing/Writer1946 Dragonwyck
Directing/Director1946 Somewhere in the Night
Writing/Screenplay1946 Somewhere in the Night
Writing/Screenplay1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Production/Producer1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Production/Producer1942 Woman of the Year
Production/Producer1942 Reunion in France
Production/Producer1941 The Feminine Touch
Production/Producer1940 The Philadelphia Story
Production/Producer1940 Strange Cargo
Production/Producer1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Production/Producer1938 The Shining Hour
Writing/Screenplay1938 The Shining Hour
Production/Producer1938 The Shopworn Angel
Production/Producer1938 A Christmas Carol
Writing/Writer1938 Mannequin
Production/Producer1938 Mannequin
Crew/Additional Writing1938 Mannequin
Production/Producer1938 Three Comrades
Production/Producer1937 The Bride Wore Red
Crew/Additional Writing1937 The Bride Wore Red
Production/Producer1937 Double Wedding
Production/Producer1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Production/Producer1936 Love on the Run
Production/Producer1936 Three Godfathers
Writing/Writer1936 Three Godfathers
Production/Producer1936 Fury
Writing/Screenplay1935 I Live My Life
Writing/Dialogue1934 Our Daily Bread
Writing/Screenplay1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Writing/Screenplay1934 Forsaking All Others
Writing/Screenplay1933 Alice in Wonderland
Writing/Writer1933 Diplomaniacs
Writing/Story1933 Too Much Harmony
Writing/Screenplay1933 Emergency Call
Writing/Screenplay1932 Sky Bride
Writing/Screenplay1932 This Reckless Age
Writing/Story1932 This Reckless Age
Writing/Writer1932 Million Dollar Legs
Writing/Writer1932 If I Had a Million
Writing/Writer1931 Finn and Hattie
Writing/Writer1931 Sooky
Writing/Dialogue1931 Dude Ranch
Writing/Dialogue1931 The Gang Buster
Writing/Writer1931 Newly Rich
Writing/Screenplay1931 June Moon
Writing/Writer1931 Skippy
Writing/Dialogue1931 Skippy
Writing/Screenplay1930 The Social Lion
Writing/Screenplay1930 Paramount on Parade
Writing/Writer1930 The Light of Western Stars
Writing/Screenplay1930 Slightly Scarlet
Writing/Screenplay1929 Fast Company
Crew/Title Graphics1929 The Saturday Night Kid

Full Name: Joseph Mankiewicz
Born: Thursday, 02/11 1909 (February) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 02/05 1993 (February) in Bedford (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Columbia University, Stuyvesant High School
Spouses (current/former): Rose Stradner
Children: Tom Mankiewicz
Other names for Joseph L. Mankiewicz (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Joseph Leo Mankiewicz"
"Joseph Mankiewicz"
"Joe Mankiewicz"
Joseph L. Mankiewicz frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (21x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (18x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (16x, Crew)
Adrian (13x, Crew)
Franz Waxman (12x, Crew)
Jack Oakie (11x, Actor)
Joan Crawford (9x, Actress)
Ben Nye (9x, Crew)
Thomas Little (9x, Crew)
Frank Borzage (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6732, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/06/2022