Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

American film director, screenwriter, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1909.

Countries: United States (40%), Italy (21%), United Kingdom (11%)

Main connections: The Philadelphia Story (film), The Barefoot Contessa, A Letter to Three Wives

Linked to: Stuyvesant High School, Chicago Tribune, American Broadcasting Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer




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Joseph L. Mankiewicz was born in 1909 add something


At age four, Mankiewicz moved with his family to New York City where he graduated in 1924 from Stuyvesant High School add something


In 1928, he obtained a bachelor's degree from Columbia University add something


He produced more than twenty films including "The Philadelphia Story" which was nominated for the Academy award for Best Picture in 1941 add something


In 1944, he produced "The Keys of the Kingdom", which starred Gregory Peck, and featured Mankiewicz's then-wife, Rose Stradner, in a supporting role as a nun add something


Gene Tierney - In 1946, Tierney starred as Miranda Wells in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's debut film as a director in "Dragonwyck", along with Walter Huston and Vincent Price


A Letter to Three Wives - The movie was adapted by Vera Caspary and Joseph L. Mankiewicz from a Cosmopolitan magazine 1946 novel "Letter to Five Wives" by John Klempner


Valentina Cortese - Cortese appeared in Jules Dassin's "Thieves' Highway" , Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Barefoot Contessa" , Michelangelo Antonioni's "Le Amiche" , GĂ©rard Brach's "The Boat on the Grass", Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" , and in the Franco Zeffirelli projects such as the 1972 film "Brother Sun, Sister Moon", his 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth" and the 1993 film "Sparrow"


Claudette Colbert - In 1949, Joseph L. Mankiewicz wrote the part of Margo Channing in All About Eve for Colbert, feeling that she best represented the style of the older actress he envisioned for the part.


William Kellner - Kellner was nominated for two Oscars, in 1949 for Basil Dearden's "Saraband for Dead Lovers" and in 1959 for Joseph L. Mankiewicz's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly Last Summer"


Over six years he made 11 films for Fox, reaching a peak in 1950 and 1951 when he won consecutive Academy awards for Screenplay and Direction for both "A Letter to Three Wives" and "All About Eve" add something


Walter M. Scott - His first Academy *award nomination came in 1950 for Joseph L. Mankiewicz's drama "All About Eve"


Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - The first person to win twice in this category is Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who won the *award in two consecutive years, 1950 and 1951


In 1951, Mankiewicz left Fox and moved to New York, intending to write for the Broadway stage add something


In 1953, he directed "Julius Caesar" for MGM, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play add something


The Barefoot Contessa - "'The Barefoot Contessa"' is a 1954 drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz about the life and loves of fictional Spanish sex symbol Maria Vargas


Vietnam War - In 1958, Mankiewicz directed "The Quiet American", an adaptation of Graham Greene's 1955 novel about the seed of American military involvement in what would become the Vietnam War add something


Giovanni Fago - Born in Rome, Fago began his cinema career in 1959 as assistant director of, among others, Mario Monicelli, Camillo Mastrocinque, Vittorio De Sica, Renato Castellani, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lucio_Fulci


Mankiewicz made more films, however, garnering an Oscar nomination for Best Direction in 1972 for "Sleuth", his final directing effort, starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine add something


In 1983, he was a member of the jury at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival add something


Larry Auerbach - Auerbach received the DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Award in 1991, and was named a DGA Honorary Life Member in 2004, joining a small, elite group that includes Charles Chaplin, David Lean, Frank Capra, Walt Disney, Darryl F. Zanuck, Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Elia Kazan, Chuck Jones, Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Jack Valenti


Mankiewicz, who died in 1993, six days before his 84th birthday, was interred in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard cemetery, Bedford, New York add something

Joseph L. Mankiewicz died in 1993 add something


Woman of the Year - In the 1993 documentary "Katharine Hepburn: All About Me", Hepburn herself says she was wearing high heels at the first meeting with Tracy and producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and said "I'm afraid I'm a bit tall for you, Mr. Tracy"


The Philadelphia Story (film) - "The Philadelphia Story" was produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1995


Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Co., 2001 add something


" Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2015 add something