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Also Known As: Died: September 28, 2003
Born: September 7, 1909 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Turkey Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Last Tycoon, The (1976) as Director
1930s studio executive Monroe Starr makes high money deals, calms nervous stars and carries on an affair. F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have based the character on MGM legend Irving Thalberg.
2.
The Visitors (1972) as Director
Vietnam veteran Bill Schmidt has returned from the conflict and just wants to take it easy for a while. Bill's father-in-law Harry has always disliked him and objects to his plan. So when two other veterans come around looking to cause trouble for Bill, Harry directs them to his house. What Harry does not know is that Bill prosecuted the two men for murder and rape in Vietnam, and they have just been released from prison and want to settle the score with him.
3.
The Arrangement (1969) as Director
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
4.
America America (1963) as Director
A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.
5.
Splendor in the Grass (1961) as Director
Sexual repression drives a small-town Kansas girl mad during the roaring twenties.
6.
Wild River (1960) as Director
In 1930's Tennessee, the native folk go to odds with a representative from the Tennesse Valley Authority who wants to buy up some land needed for the construction of the now famous dam.
7.
A Face in the Crowd (1957) as Director
A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.
8.
Baby Doll (1956) as Director
A child bride holds her husband at bay while flirting with a sexy Italian farmer.
9.
East of Eden (1955) as Director
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.
10.
On the Waterfront (1954) as Director
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
11.
Man on a Tightrope (1953) as Director
12.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952) as Director
A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.
13.
Viva Zapata! (1952) as Director
Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata leads the peasants against a corrupt president.
14.
Panic in the Streets (1950) as Director
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.
15.
Pinky (1949) as Director
A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.
16.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) as Director
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.
17.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Director
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
18.
Boomerang! (1947) as Director
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
19.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Director
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.

Cast (feature film)

20.
Letter to Elia, A (2010)
Documentary covers the life of the late filmmaker Elia Kazan, who rose to prominence with films like "On the Waterfront" (1954), "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), "Baby Doll" (1956), "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945) and "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). Narrated by dire
21.
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) as Cast
As a director of photography, Haskell Wexler has a reputation for brilliance. He has worked with the world's most accomplished directors including Elia Kazan, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. He has won two Academy Awards in a career that includes numer
22.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Himself
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
23.
Heritage de la chouette, L' (1989) as Himself
A thirteen-part series which examines the legacy of Greek culture to the world.
24.
Sis (1989) as Fishing Boat Captain
25.
Hello Actors Studio (1988) as Himself
27.
50 Years of Action! (1986) as Himself
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo
28.
Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio (1981) as Himself
Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio that he created are documented. Strasberg is interviewed, seen reacting to filmed performances by legendary actors, as well as with his friends and those he is mentoring. Actors Studio graduate Jane Fonda talks about the benefits of her education there, and clips
29.
Fighters, The (1974) as Himself
This documentary chronicles the famous 1971 heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. In addition to footage of the fight, background material on the match explains and underscores its importance.
30.
The Big Show (1957) as
31.
Blues in the Night (1941) as Nickie Haroyan
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
32.
City for Conquest (1940) as "Googi"
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother's education.
33.

Writer (feature film)

34.
Splendor in the Grass (1981) as From Film ("Splendor In The Grass")
In this TV adaptation of Elia Kazan's notable 1961 film of William Inge's bittersweet drama of young love in 1928 Kansas, Melissa Gilbert and Cyril O'Reilly take the roles played originally by Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as Deanie Loomis, the girl from the strict home who is on the verge of an em
35.
The Arrangement (1969) as Writer
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
36.
America America (1963) as Screenwriter
A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.
37.
Pinky (1949) as Contr to scr
A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.
38.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) as Revisions to scr
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.

Producer (feature film)

39.
The Arrangement (1969) as Producer
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
40.
America America (1963) as Producer
A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.
41.
Splendor in the Grass (1961) as Producer
Sexual repression drives a small-town Kansas girl mad during the roaring twenties.
42.
Wild River (1960) as Producer
In 1930's Tennessee, the native folk go to odds with a representative from the Tennesse Valley Authority who wants to buy up some land needed for the construction of the now famous dam.
43.
A Face in the Crowd (1957) as Producer
A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

44.
People of the Cumberland (1937) as Assistant Director

Production Companies (feature film)

45.
The Visitors (1972) as Company
Vietnam veteran Bill Schmidt has returned from the conflict and just wants to take it easy for a while. Bill's father-in-law Harry has always disliked him and objects to his plan. So when two other veterans come around looking to cause trouble for Bill, Harry directs them to his house. What Harry does not know is that Bill prosecuted the two men for murder and rape in Vietnam, and they have just been released from prison and want to settle the score with him.
46.
East of Eden (1955) as Company
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.

Misc. Crew (feature film)


Cast (special)

49.
Karl Malden: Workingman's Actor (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Karl Malden.
50.
Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage (1994)
Profile and critical reevaluation of playwright Tennessee Williams. Includes rare interviews with Williams himself, clips from the film productions of his plays and commentary from various associates, including director Elia Kazan.
51.
Sanford Meisner: The Theater's Best Kept Secret (1990) as Interviewee
A documentary about one of the founding members of the Group Theater and one of the American theater's best-known teachers of actors, Sanford Meisner.
52.
Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre (1989)
A documentary on the life and career of Harold Clurman, a co-founder (with Stella Adler and Clifford Odetts) of the Group Theatre and the man often credited with introducing method acting to the United States. Includes footage of Clurman rehearsing Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, and Julie Harris. Als
53.
Broadway Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre (1989)
A program profiling the Group Theatre, a theatrical company which introduced "method" acting and was founded in the 1930s in New York. Surviving members of the group are interviewed and archival footage of excerpts from plays originally produced by The Group Theatre is shown.
54.
Natalie Wood (1987) as Interviewee
A "Crazy About the Movies" presentation that uses exclusive family photographs and film footage to capture the personal and artistic growth of actress Natalie Wood, who blossomed from a child star of the 1940s and 50s to a sophisticated leading lady of the 60s and 770s. The program also features int

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