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John Frankenheimer

John Frankenheimer
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 6809
  • BirthDate: 1930, 19 of February , New York City, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Evans Evans (13 December 1963 - 6 July 2002) (his death), Carolyn Miller (22 September 1954 - 1962) (divorced) 2 children
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Facts of life

    John Frankenheimer - The Social Drama, Action & Suspense Specialist

    This American film and television director is well regarded for his outstanding contributions in the field of American social drama, action as well as suspense films that earned name and fame for him. He was born on 19th February 1930 and died at the age of 72 years. His active years were 1948 to 2002 (till his death) and won many accolades and awards such as consecutive four Emmy Awards in the 1990s – a rare fleet to achieve by others alongside others like Golden Globe.

    John Frankenheimer was one of the rare breed of directors who were perfectionists and was always on the lookout for making things different and unique in Hollywood. This essentially empowered him to be a thought leader in American feature films and plays. There are 30 feature films and 50 plays for television which were deemed as the influential in contemporary thought process. He’s credited of working with the leading actors, writers and producers on the contemporary issues affecting the people of America then.     

  • Awards: Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1997 for ""
    Won Bodil - 1965 for "Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film) for:Seven Days in May (1964)."
    Won CableACE - 1997 for "Directing a Movie or Miniseries for:George Wallace (1997) (TV)."
    Nominated Palme d'Or - 1966 for "for:Seconds (1966)."
    Nominated Palme d'Or - 1962 for "for:All Fall Down (1962)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1998 for ""
    Nominated Video Premiere Award - 2001 for "Best Internet Video Premiere for:Ambush (2001). BMWFilms.com."
    Nominated Critics Award - 1991 for "for:Verliebt in die Gefahr (1991)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 2003 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for:Path to War (2002) (TV)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1998 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials for:George Wallace (1997) (TV)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1997 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials for:Andersonville (1996) (TV)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1995 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials for:Against the Wall (1994) (TV)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1967 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Grand Prix (1966)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1963 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2002 for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for:Path to War (2002) (TV). (HBO)."
    Won Emmy - 1998 for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie for:George Wallace (1997) (TV). (TNT)."
    Won Emmy - 1996 for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special for:Andersonville (1996) (TV). (TNT)."
    Won Emmy - 1995 for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special for:Flammen des Widerstandes (1994) (TV). (HBO)."
    Won Emmy - 1994 for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special for:Against the Wall (1994) (TV). (HBO)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1960 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama for:The Turn of the Screw (1959/I) (TV). (NBC). (Shown within "Startime" (1959/I))."
    Nominated Emmy - 1959 for "Best Direction of a Single Dramatic Program - One Hour or Longer for:"Playhouse 90" (1956). (CBS). For episode "A Town Has Turned to Dust"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1958 for "Best Direction - One Hour or More for:"Playhouse 90" (1956). (CBS). For episode "The Comedian"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1957 for "Best Direction - One Hour or More for:"Playhouse 90" (1956). (CBS). For episode "Forbidden Area"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1956 for "Best Director - Live Series for:"Climax!" (1954). (CBS). For episode "Portrait in Celluloid"."
    Won President Award - 1998 for "Robert Wise Director of Distinction"
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1965 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:Seven Days in May (1964)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1963 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:The Manchurian Candidate (1962)."
    Won Hollywood Film Award - 2001 for "Outstanding Achievement in Directing"
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1971 for "Best Director 4th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Director 4th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Director 7th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1967 for "Director 6th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1966 for "Director 10th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1963 for "Top Director 6th place."
    Won Special Jury Award - 1994 for "For his whole works."
    Nominated Best Film - 1985 for "for:The Holcroft Covenant (1985)."
    Won Billy Wilder Award - 1999 for ""
    Nominated Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform - 2003 for "for:Path to War (2002) (TV). Shared with: Guy Riedel Edgar J. Scherick Howard Dratch Cary Brokaw The nominations for Scherick and Frankenheimer are posthumously."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1997 for "Worst Director for:D.N.A. - Experiment des Wahnsinns (1996)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1998 for ""
    Nominated Golden Lion - 1962 for "for:Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 278
  • Films with John Frankenheimer: Path to War - 2002
    Ambush - 2001
    Reindeer Games - 2000
    Ronin - 1998
    George Wallace - 1997
    The Island of Dr. Moreau - 1996
    Andersonville - 1996
    The Burning Season - 1994
    Against the Wall - 1994
    Tales from the Crypt - 1992
    Year of the Gun - 1991
    The Fourth War - 1990
    Dead Bang - 1989
    Riviera - 1987
    52 Pick-Up - 1986
    The Holcroft Covenant - 1985
    The Rainmaker - 1982
    The Challenge - 1982
    Prophecy - 1979
    Black Sunday - 1977
    French Connection II - 1975
    99 and 44/100% Dead - 1974
    The Iceman Cometh - 1973
    Story of a Love Story - 1973
    The Horsemen - 1971
    I Walk the Line - 1970
    The Extraordinary Seaman - 1969
    The Gypsy Moths - 1969
    The Fixer - 1968
    Grand Prix - 1966
    Seconds - 1966
    The Train - 1964
    Seven Days in May - 1964
    The Manchurian Candidate - 1962
    Birdman of Alcatraz - 1962
    All Fall Down - 1962
    The Young Savages - 1961
    Playhouse 90 - 1956-1960
    Sunday Showcase - 1959-1960
    The Snows of Kilimanjaro - 1960
    Buick-Electra Playhouse - 1960
    The Fifth Column - 1960
    The Turn of the Screw - 1959/I
    Startime - 1959
    The DuPont Show of the Month - 1959
    Studio One in Hollywood - 1958
    The Young Stranger - 1957
    Climax! - 1955-1956
    The Ninth Day - 1956
    Danger - 1954-1955
    You Are There - 1954
    Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers - 1953-1954
    Sunday Showcase - 1959
    The Garry Moore Show - 1953-1954
    Person to Person - 1953
    You Are There - 1953
    Lamp Unto My Feet - 1948
    The Butterfly Effect 2 - 2006
    The General's Daughter - 1999
    Special Collector's Edition - 2011
    Exorcist: The Beginning - 2004
    Cultivision (Collapsing Stars) - 2002
    Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film - 2002
    The Contender: The Making of a Political Thriller - 2001
    The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas - 2000
    Hollywood Greats - 2002
    Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton - 2001
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies - 2001
    HBO First Look - 2000
    Charlie Rose - 2000
    The Directors - 2000
    Biography - 1998
    48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1996
    American Masters - 1995
    The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1995
    The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1994
    Reflections on 'Citizen Kane' - 1991
    WOAK Live - 1988
    The Manchurian Candidate Interviews - 1988
    Omnibus: The Last Moguls - 1986
    The American Sportsman - 1977
    Frankenheimer - 1971
    The David Frost Show - 1971
    The Sky Divers - 1969
    Lionpower from MGM - 1967
    Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions - 1966
    Frankenheimer in Focus - 2009
    Pushing the Limit: The Making of 'Grand Prix' - 2006
    The 75th Annual Academy Awards - 2003
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