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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.
Tuesday, December 5, 1905, Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary
Wednesday, April 23, 1986
1944 LauraProducer and Director 1945 Fallen AngelProducer and Director 1950 Where the Sidewalk EndsProducer and Director 1950 WhirlpoolProducer and Director 1953 Stalag 17Oberst von Scherbach 1953 Angel FaceDirector and Producer 1954 River of No ReturnDirector 1955 The Man with the Golden ArmDirector and Producer 1958 Bonjour tristesseProducer and Director 1959 Anatomy of a MurderProducer and Director 1960 ExodusProducer and Director 1962 Advise & ConsentProducer and Director 1965 In Harm's WayDirector and Producer 1965 Bunny Lake Is MissingProducer and Director 1977 HobbitElvenkingLimited to the 15 most popular items