Biography

​Born in Tokyo, Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner was an American film and television director, best known for the directing the feature films "Planet of the Apes", "Patton", "Nicholas and Alexandra", "Papillon", and "The Boys from Brazil".

​Born in Tokyo, Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner was an American film and television director, best known for the directing the feature films "Planet of the Apes", "Patton", "Nicholas and Alexandra", "Papillon", and "The Boys from Brazil".

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1920-05-30

Day of Death 1989-07-02

Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

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Also Known As

  • Franklin Schaffner
  • Franklin James Schaffner
  • S. Schaffner
  • Frank Schaffner
  • Franklin Scaffner

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1989 Welcome Home Director
1987 Lionheart Director
1982 Yes, Giorgio Director
1981 Sphinx Director
1978 The Boys from Brazil Director
1977 Islands in the Stream Director
1973 Papillon Director
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Director
1970 Patton Director
1968 Planet of the Apes Director
1967 The Double Man Director
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)Director
1965 The War Lord Director
1964 The Best Man Director
1963 The Stripper Director
1962 A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy Director
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (3 episodes)Director
1961 The Defenders (6 episodes)Director
1959 The Rank and File Director
1959 The Velvet Alley Director
1958 Nightmare at Ground Zero Director
1957 Panic Button Director
1956 The Arena Director
1956 High Tor Director
1954 Producers' Showcase (1 episode)Director
1954 Twelve Angry Men Director
1954 The Strike Director
1954 Dark Possession Director
1952 The Kill Director
1952 Pontius Pilate Director
1948 Studio One (111 episodes)Director

Production

1981 Sphinx Executive Producer
1973 Papillon Producer

Acting

1973 The Magnificent Rebel as Himself

Writing

1955 Ford Star Jubilee (1 episode)Writer

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