Biography

Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austro–Hungarian-American theatre and film director.

After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945). In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with topics which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder, 1959), and homosexuality (Advise & Consent, 1962). He was twice nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. He also had a few acting roles.

Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austro–Hungarian-American theatre and film director.

After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945). In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with topics which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder, 1959), and homosexuality (Advise & Consent, 1962). He was twice nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. He also had a few acting roles.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1906-12-05

Day of Death 1986-04-23

Place of Birth Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary

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Also Known As

  • Otto Ludwig Preminger
  • Otto the Ogre

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1979 The Human Factor Director
1975 Rosebud Director
1971 Such Good Friends Director
1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Director
1968 Skidoo Director
1967 Hurry Sundown Director
1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing Director
1965 In Harm's Way Director
1963 The Cardinal Director
1962 Advise & Consent Director
1960 Exodus Director
1959 Anatomy of a Murder Director
1959 Porgy and Bess Director
1958 Bonjour Tristesse Director
1957 Saint Joan Director
1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Director
1955 The Man with the Golden Arm Director
1954 Carmen Jones Director
1954 River of No Return Director
1953 The Girl on The Roof Director
1953 The Moon Is Blue Director
1952 Angel Face Director
1951 The 13th Letter Director
1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends Director
1949 Whirlpool Director
1949 The Fan Director
1948 That Lady in Ermine Director
1947 Daisy Kenyon Director
1947 Forever Amber Director
1946 Centennial Summer Director
1945 Fallen Angel Director
1945 A Royal Scandal Director
1944 Laura Director
1944 In the Meantime, Darling Director
1943 Margin for Error Director
1937 Danger - Love at Work Director
1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! Director
1936 Under Your Spell Director
1931 The Great Love Director

Production

1979 The Human Factor Producer
1975 Rosebud Producer
1971 Such Good Friends Producer
1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Producer
1968 Skidoo Producer
1967 Hurry Sundown Producer
1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing Producer
1965 In Harm's Way Producer
1963 The Cardinal Producer
1962 Advise & Consent Producer
1960 Exodus Producer
1959 Anatomy of a Murder Producer
1958 Bonjour Tristesse Producer
1957 Saint Joan Producer
1955 The Man with the Golden Arm Producer
1954 Carmen Jones Producer
1953 The Moon Is Blue Producer
1952 Angel Face Producer
1951 The 13th Letter Producer
1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends Producer
1949 Whirlpool Producer
1949 The Fan Producer
1947 Daisy Kenyon Producer
1946 Centennial Summer Producer
1945 Fallen Angel Producer
1944 Laura Producer
1931 The Great Love Producer

Acting

1991 Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker as Himself
1977 The Hobbit as Elvenking
1975 Rickles (1 episode) as himself
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (4 episodes)
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1962 Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine (1 episode) as Himself
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)
1953 Stalag 17 as Oberst von Scherbach
1949 Suspense (1 episode)
1945 Where Do We Go from Here? as General Rahl (uncredited)
1943 They Got Me Covered as Fauscheim
1943 Margin for Error as Karl Baumer
1942 The Pied Piper as Maj. Diessen

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