King Vidor

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Writer | * 02/08/1894 († 88, 11/01/1982) | Galveston, Texas (United States of America (USA))
King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter whose 67-year film-making career successfully spanned the silent and sound eras. His works are distinguished by a vivid, humane, and sympathetic depiction of contemporary social issues. Considered an auteur director, Vidor approached multiple genres and allowed the subject matter to determine the style, often pressing the limits of film-making conventions. His most outstanding and successful film in the silent era is The Big Parade (1925). Vidor's sound films of the 1940s and early 1950s arguably represent his richest output. Among his finest works are Northwest Passage (1940), Comrade X (1940), An American Romance (1944), and Duel in the Sun (1946).His dramatic depictions of the American western landscape endow nature with a sinister force where his charac... ()
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King Wallis Vidor was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter whose career spanned nearly seven decades. In 1979 he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his "incomparable achievements as a cinematic creator and innovator." He was nominated five times for a Best Director Oscar, and won eight international film awards during his career.

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

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Awards & Nominations for King Vidor

Academy Honorary Award Golden Plate Award National Board of Review Award for Best Film Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 4x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Director, Dramatic Picture

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Movies with King Vidor as Actor(14)

as Himself (archive footage)2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons
as Himself (archive footage)2000 Federico Fellini's Autobiography
as Walter Klein1982 Love and Money
as Narration (as Nicholas Rodiv)1964 Truth and Illusion: An Introduction to Metaphysics
as Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited)1949 It's a Great Feeling
as himself1940 Northward, Ho!
as Farmer Yelling 'Let It Go!' (uncredited)1934 Our Daily Bread
as Himself (uncredited)1928 Show People
as himself1925 1925 Studio Tour
as Himself - Celebrity Director (uncredited)1923 Souls for Sale

TV Shows/Series with King Vidor as Actor(1)

Movies with King Vidor as Crew(86)

Directing/Director1959 Solomon and Sheba
Directing/Director1956 War and Peace
Writing/Screenplay1956 War and Peace
Directing/Director1955 Man Without a Star
Directing/Director1952 Ruby Gentry
Production/Producer1952 Ruby Gentry
Directing/Director1952 Japanese War Bride
Directing/Director1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Directing/Director1949 Beyond the Forest
Directing/Director1949 The Fountainhead
Directing/Director1948 On Our Merry Way
Directing/Director1946 Duel in the Sun
Directing/Director1944 An American Romance
Production/Producer1944 An American Romance
Writing/Story1944 An American Romance
Directing/Director1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Writing/Screenplay1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Directing/Director1940 Northwest Passage
Directing/Director1940 Comrade X
Production/Producer1940 Comrade X
Directing/Co-Director1939 The Wizard of Oz
Directing/Director1938 The Citadel
Directing/Director1937 Stella Dallas
Directing/Director1936 The Texas Rangers
Production/Producer1936 The Texas Rangers
Writing/Story1936 The Texas Rangers
Directing/Director1935 So Red the Rose
Directing/Director1935 The Wedding Night
Directing/Director1934 Our Daily Bread
Production/Producer1934 Our Daily Bread
Writing/Story1934 Our Daily Bread
Writing/Writer1934 Our Daily Bread
Directing/Director1933 The Stranger's Return
Directing/Director1932 Cynara
Directing/Director1932 Bird of Paradise
Production/Producer1932 Bird of Paradise
Directing/Director1931 The Champ
Production/Producer1931 The Champ
Directing/Director1931 Street Scene
Directing/Director1930 Not So Dumb
Production/Producer1930 Not So Dumb
Directing/Director1930 Billy the Kid
Production/Producer1930 Billy the Kid
Directing/Director1929 Hallelujah
Writing/Story1929 Hallelujah
Directing/Director1928 The Patsy
Production/Producer1928 The Patsy
Directing/Director1928 Show People
Production/Producer1928 Show People
Directing/Director1928 The Crowd
Writing/Screenplay1928 The Crowd
Directing/Director1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Directing/Director1926 La Bohème
Directing/Director1925 The Big Parade
Directing/Director1925 Proud Flesh
Directing/Director1924 Happiness
Directing/Director1924 Wild Oranges
Writing/Adaptation1924 Wild Oranges
Directing/Director1924 The Wife of the Centaur
Directing/Director1924 Wine of Youth
Production/Producer1924 Wine of Youth
Directing/Director1924 His Hour
Directing/Director1923 Three Wise Fools
Writing/Writer1923 Three Wise Fools
Directing/Director1922 Peg o' My Heart
Directing/Director1922 The Real Adventure
Directing/Director1921 The Sky Pilot
Directing/Director1921 Love Never Dies
Production/Producer1921 Love Never Dies
Writing/Adaptation1921 Love Never Dies
Directing/Director1920 The Jack-Knife Man
Production/Producer1920 The Jack-Knife Man
Directing/Director1919 Better Times
Writing/Writer1919 Better Times
Directing/Director1919 The Other Half
Writing/Story1919 The Other Half
Directing/Director1918 Bud's Recruit
Writing/Scenario Writer1918 Bud's Recruit
Directing/Director1918 The Chocolate of the Gang
Directing/Director1918 Tad's Swimming Hole
Writing/Screenplay1917 What'll We Do with Uncle?
Directing/Director1913 Hurricane in Galveston

Full Name: King Vidor
Born: Thursday, 02/08 1894 (February) in Galveston, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 11/01 1982 (November) in Paso Robles (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Florence Vidor, Eleanor Boardman
Other names for King Vidor (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"King Wallis Vidor"
King Vidor frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (16x, Crew)
Irving Thalberg (8x, Crew)
Eleanor Boardman (8x, Actress)
Richard Day (7x, Crew)
D. W. Griffith (7x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (7x, Crew)
Marion Davies (7x, Actress)
Alfred Newman (7x, Crew)
Hugh Wynn (7x, Crew)
John Gilbert (7x, Actor)
Kevin Brownlow (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:305937, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 12/31/2021