Knowledge Identifier: +Anatole_Litvak
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1902.
Countries: United States (50%), France (15%), Italy (10%)
Linked to: Jews, United States Army
Accepting the contract, Litvak became one of Hollywood's leading directors by the late 1930s
Claudette Colbert - One example of Colbert's determination to control the way she was photographed occurred during the filming of Tovarich in 1937, when one of her favored cameramen was dismissed by the director, Anatole Litvak.
Also with Warner studios, he directed "Confessions of a Nazi Spy", a 1939 film starring Edward G. Robinson as an FBI agent who breaks up a Nazi spy ring
Prelude to War - "Prelude to War" won the Oscar for Best Documentary of 1942
At the end of the war, Litvak returned to filmmaking and was nominated in 1948 for a Best Director Oscar for "The Snake Pit" , starring Olivia de Havilland
Donald O'Brien (actor) - In 1953, the 23-year-old O'Brien made his first appearance in a feature film, Anatole Litvak's war drama "Act of Love", in which he had a brief speaking role
Anatole Litvak died in 1974 in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine