Biography

Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director and screenwriter known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award.

His films MASH, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director and screenwriter known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award.

His films MASH, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1925-02-20

Day of Death 2006-11-20

Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Also Known As

  • Robert B. Altman
  • Robert Bernard Altman

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2006 A Prairie Home CompanionDirector
2004 Tanner on TannerDirector
2003 The CompanyDirector
2001 Gosford ParkDirector
2000 Dr. T & the WomenDirector
1999 Cookie's FortuneDirector
1998 The Gingerbread ManDirector
1997 Jazz '34Director
1996 Kansas CityDirector
1994 Prêt-à-PorterDirector
1993 Short CutsDirector
1992 The PlayerDirector
1990 Vincent & TheoDirector
1988 The Caine Mutiny Court-MartialDirector
1988 Tanner '88(13 episodes)Director
1987 AriaDirector
1987 BasementsDirector
1987 Beyond TherapyDirector
1985 Fool for LoveDirector
1985 The LaundromatDirector
1985 O.C. and StiggsDirector
1984 Secret HonorDirector
1983 StreamersDirector
1982 Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy DeanDirector
1982 Rattlesnake in a CoolerDirector
1980 PopeyeDirector
1980 HealtHDirector
1979 A Perfect CoupleDirector
1979 QuintetDirector
1978 A WeddingDirector
1977 3 WomenDirector
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History LessonDirector
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)Director
1975 NashvilleDirector
1974 California SplitDirector
1974 Thieves Like UsDirector
1973 The Long GoodbyeDirector
1972 ImagesDirector
1971 McCabe & Mrs. MillerDirector
1970 Brewster McCloudDirector
1970 M*A*S*HDirector
1969 That Cold Day in the ParkDirector
1968 Premiere(1 episode)Director
1968 CountdownDirector
1965 The Katherine Reed StoryDirector
1964 Pot au feuDirector
1964 Nightmare in ChicagoDirector
1963 The PartyDirector
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(3 episodes)Director
1962 The Gallant Men(1 episode)Director
1962 Combat!(10 episodes)Director
1961 Bus Stop(8 episodes)Director
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)Director
1961 Kraft Mystery Theatre(3 episodes)Director
1960 The Roaring 20's(9 episodes)Director
1960 Route 66(1 episode)Director
1960 Surfside 6(1 episode)Director
1959 Hawaiian Eye(1 episode)Director
1959 The Troubleshooters(14 episodes)Director
1958 Lawman(1 episode)Director
1958 Bronco(1 episode)Director
1957 Maverick(1 episode)Director
1957 M Squad(1 episode)Director
1957 Sugarfoot(2 episodes)Director
1957 The James Dean StoryDirector
1957 The DelinquentsDirector
1957 Whirlybirds(15 episodes)Director
1956 The Gale Storm Show(1 episode)Director
1956 U.S. Marshal(1 episode)Director
1956 The Magic BondDirector
1955 The Perfect CrimeDirector
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(2 episodes)Director
1955 The Millionaire(9 episodes)Director
1952 The Sound of BellsDirector
1951 Modern FootballDirector

Production

2006 A Prairie Home CompanionProducer
2003 The CompanyProducer
2001 Gosford ParkProducer
2000 Dr. T & the WomenProducer
2000 TrixieProducer
1999 Cookie's FortuneProducer
1997 AfterglowProducer
1997 Gun(6 episodes)Producer
1994 Prêt-à-PorterProducer
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious CircleProducer
1988 The Caine Mutiny Court-MartialProducer
1988 Tanner '88(13 episodes)Executive Producer
1987 BasementsProducer
1985 O.C. and StiggsProducer
1984 Secret HonorProducer
1983 StreamersProducer
1980 HealtHProducer
1979 Rich KidsExecutive Producer
1979 A Perfect CoupleProducer
1979 QuintetProducer
1978 Remember My NameProducer
1977 3 WomenProducer
1977 The Late ShowProducer
1976 Welcome to L.A.Producer
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History LessonProducer
1975 NashvilleProducer
1974 California SplitProducer
1964 Nightmare in ChicagoProducer
1957 The James Dean StoryProducer
1957 The DelinquentsProducer

Writing

2001 Gosford ParkIdea
1996 Kansas CityWriter
1994 Prêt-à-PorterScreenplay
1993 Short CutsScreenplay
1987 AriaWriter
1987 Beyond TherapyScreenplay
1980 HealtHWriter
1979 A Perfect CoupleWriter
1979 QuintetScreenplay
1979 QuintetStory
1978 A WeddingWriter
1977 3 WomenWriter
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History LessonScreenplay
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History LessonScreenstory
1974 Thieves Like UsScreenplay
1972 ImagesWriter
1971 McCabe & Mrs. MillerScreenplay
1957 The DelinquentsWriter
1956 Corn's-A-Poppin'Writer
1955 The Perfect CrimeWriter
1948 BodyguardStory

Acting

The Directors(1 episode)
2014 Altman
2013 What is Cinema? as Himself
2005 Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker as Himself
2005 A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
2004 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession as Himself
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Himself
2002 Robert Altman in England as Himself
2002 Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H' as Himself
1997 Frank Capra's American Dream as Himself
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1992 Robert Altman's Players as Interviewee
1990 Hollywood Mavericks as Himself
1978 The South Bank Show(1 episode)
1970 Events as Bob
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1952 Omnibus(1 episode)
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Man Drinking (uncredited)

Editing

1957 The James Dean StoryEditor

Creator

1988 Tanner '88Creator

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