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The Directors: Fred Zinneman
Fred Zinneman
Season 2  |  Episode 9  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 22, 2019

Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born American film director won 4 Academy Awards, as well as 19 for the actors who starred in his films. He was among the first directors to insist on using authentic locations to create more realism. Among his most noted films were the western classic, High Noon (1952), starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, From Here to Eternity (1953), Oklahoma! (1955), The Nun's Story (1959) starring Audrey Hepburn, The Day of the Jackal (1973), and Julia (1977) with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave.

Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born American film director won 4 Academy Awards, as well as 19 for the actors who starred in his films. He was among the first directors to insist on using authentic locations to create more realism. Among his most noted films were the western classic, High Noon (1952), starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, From Here to Eternity (1953), Oklahoma! (1955), The Nun's Story (1959) starring Audrey Hepburn, The Day of the Jackal (1973), and Julia (1977) with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave.

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