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Otto Preminger

Name in Native Language: "Otto Ludwig Preminger" (German/DE)
Film Director / Actor / Film Producer / Character Actor | * 12/05/1906 († 79, 04/23/1986) | Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary
Otto Ludwig Preminger (German pronunciation: [ˈpreːmiŋɐ]; 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austrian-born theatre and film director. He directed more than 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained attention for film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945), while in the 1950s and 1960s, he directed high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these later films pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with themes which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder, 1959) and homosexuality (Advise & Consent, 1962). He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. He also had a few acting roles. ()
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Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austro–Hungarian-American theatre and film director. After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945). In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with topics which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder, 1959), and homosexuality (Advise & Consent, 1962). He was twice nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. He also had a few acting roles.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Otto Preminger

2x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Otto Preminger as Actor(7)

as Elvenking1977 The Hobbit
as Oberst von Scherbach1953 Stalag 17
as General Rahl (uncredited)1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
as Fauscheim1943 They Got Me Covered
as Karl Baumer1943 Margin for Error
as Maj. Diessen1942 The Pied Piper

TV Shows/Series with Otto Preminger as Actor(6)

Movies with Otto Preminger as Crew(66)

Directing/Director1979 The Human Factor
Production/Producer1979 The Human Factor
Directing/Director1975 Rosebud
Production/Producer1975 Rosebud
Directing/Director1971 Such Good Friends
Production/Producer1971 Such Good Friends
Production/Producer1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Directing/Director1968 Skidoo
Production/Producer1968 Skidoo
Directing/Director1967 Hurry Sundown
Production/Producer1967 Hurry Sundown
Directing/Director1965 In Harm's Way
Production/Producer1965 In Harm's Way
Directing/Director1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Production/Producer1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Directing/Director1963 The Cardinal
Production/Producer1963 The Cardinal
Directing/Director1962 Advise & Consent
Production/Producer1962 Advise & Consent
Directing/Director1960 Exodus
Production/Producer1960 Exodus
Directing/Director1959 Porgy and Bess
Directing/Director1959 Anatomy of a Murder
Production/Producer1959 Anatomy of a Murder
Directing/Director1958 Bonjour Tristesse
Production/Producer1958 Bonjour Tristesse
Directing/Director1957 Saint Joan
Production/Producer1957 Saint Joan
Directing/Director1955 The Man with the Golden Arm
Production/Producer1955 The Man with the Golden Arm
Directing/Director1954 River of No Return
Directing/Director1954 Carmen Jones
Production/Producer1954 Carmen Jones
Directing/Director1953 The Girl on The Roof
Directing/Director1953 Angel Face
Production/Producer1953 Angel Face
Directing/Director1953 The Moon Is Blue
Production/Producer1953 The Moon Is Blue
Directing/Director1951 The 13th Letter
Production/Producer1951 The 13th Letter
Directing/Director1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Production/Producer1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Directing/Director1949 The Fan
Production/Producer1949 The Fan
Directing/Director1949 Whirlpool
Production/Producer1949 Whirlpool
Directing/Director1948 That Lady in Ermine
Directing/Director1947 Daisy Kenyon
Production/Producer1947 Daisy Kenyon
Directing/Director1947 Forever Amber
Directing/Director1946 Centennial Summer
Production/Producer1946 Centennial Summer
Directing/Director1945 A Royal Scandal
Directing/Director1945 Fallen Angel
Production/Producer1945 Fallen Angel
Directing/Director1944 Laura
Production/Producer1944 Laura
Directing/Director1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Directing/Director1943 Margin for Error
Directing/Director1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Directing/Director1937 Danger - Love at Work
Directing/Director1936 Under Your Spell
Directing/Director1931 The Great Love
Production/Producer1931 The Great Love

Full Name: Otto Preminger
Born: Wednesday, 12/05 1906 (December) in Vyzhnytsia
Died: Wednesday, 04/23 1986 (April) in New York City (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Siblings: Ingo Preminger
Other names for Otto Preminger (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Otto Ludwig Preminger"
"Otto the Ogre"
Otto Preminger frequently works together with these people:
Louis R. Loeffler (15x, Crew)
Lyle R. Wheeler (14x, Crew)
Thomas Little (11x, Crew)
Burgess Meredith (7x, Actor)
Ben Nye (7x, Crew)
David Raksin (7x, Crew)
Leon Shamroy (7x, Crew)
Dana Andrews (6x, Actor)
Art Carney (6x, Actor)
Saul Bass (6x, Crew)
Joseph LaShelle (6x, Crew)
Hope Bryce (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:11920, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/28/2020