Who Won the 1955
Academy Awards Best Director

Elia Kazan

("On The Waterfront")

1954 Academy Awards Best Director Winner
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From Rin Tin Tin to My Fair Lady

Bay Area Reporter
He sees Elia Kazan's 1955 "East of Eden," which made a star of James Dean, as the culmination of the sibling-rivalry theme that ran through the studios' pictures over the decades. That real-life rivalry peaked when Jack persuaded his surviving brothers ...

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How Betty Smith's 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' became a literary sensation

New York Daily News
Twentieth Century-Fox bought film rights for $55,000 in 1944 and gave the picture to first-time director Elia Kazan. The moviemakers had a great deal of trouble finding an ailanthus in Southern California. Finally they chopped one down elsewhere, had ...

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The narrator's profoundly elegiac timbre is the best thing about this Arthur Miller series

New Statesman
In the second of four plays marking Arthur Miller's centenary (2.15pm, 2 August), a 35-year-old Miller visited Hollywood with his friend Elia Kazan, who had just directed Death of a Salesman. Attempting to sell an early version of On the Waterfront to ...

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Jeanne Moreau remembered: The spellbinding movie star who earned global renown in 'Jules and Jim' and 'The Lovers'

The Independent
Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle, Luis Buñuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jacques Demy, Tony Richardson and Rainer Werner Fassbinder were among the international directors who cast her in their movies. Most spoke rapturously of ...

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