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Mitchell Lichtenstein's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Lichtenstein's acting career began mostly with his roles in various films, such as the dramatic adaptation "Streamers" (1983) with Matthew Modine, "The Lords of Discipline" (1983) with David Keith and the comedy "Crackers" (1984) with Donald Sutherland. He also appeared in the TV movie "Blue Bayou" (NBC, 1989-1990). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties and the nineties, appearing in the Chet Baker documentary "Let's Get Lost" (1989) and "The Wedding Banquet" (1993) with Winston Chao. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Bottoms Up" (1996), the Tom Gilroy drama "Ratchet" (1997) and the Robert De Niro crime drama "Flawless" (1999). Lichtenstein most recently directed the dramatic comedy "Happy Tears" (2010) with Parker Posey.

Mitchell Lichtenstein's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Lichtenstein's acting career began mostly with his roles in various films, such as the dramatic adaptation "Streamers" (1983) with Matthew Modine, "The Lords of Discipline" (1983) with David Keith and the comedy "Crackers" (1984) with Donald Sutherland. He also appeared in the TV movie "Blue Bayou" (NBC, 1989-1990). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties and the nineties, appearing in the Chet Baker documentary "Let's Get Lost" (1989) and "The Wedding Banquet" (1993) with Winston Chao. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Bottoms Up" (1996), the Tom Gilroy drama "Ratchet" (1997) and the Robert De Niro crime drama "Flawless" (1999). Lichtenstein most recently directed the dramatic comedy "Happy Tears" (2010) with Parker Posey.

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 The Big Show (1957)
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-20 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: April 9, 1885 Hungary
Died: February 20, 1958 Los Angeles, CA
Al was at one time a burlesque house usher and in 1912, a field manager for Famous Players and in the early 1920's Lichtman owned and operated his own distribution company. He served as an executive for Famous Players, MGM, United Artists and 20th Century Fox and was a major figure in the development of CinemaScope. In 1919 he worked with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and William S. Hart in the formation of United Artists distributing company of which he became president. Lichtman later served as President of ‘Preferred Pictures.’

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