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|Also Known As:||King Wallis Vidor,King W. Vidor||Died:||November 1, 1982|
|Born:||February 8, 1894||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Galveston, Texas, USA||Profession:||Director ... director actor teacher projectionist studio clerk|
King Vidor's films range across all genres, but they are unified by a concern with the struggle for selfhood in a pluralistic, mass society. Influenced both by D.W. Griffith's realism and Sergei Eisenstein's montage aesthetic, Vidor has come closer to reconciling these strains than any other American director.
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