ALDRICH, ROBERT


ALDRICH, ROBERT
ALDRICH, ROBERT (1918–1983), U.S. director, producer. Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, to a prominent East Coast family, Aldrich departed from family tradition to become one of Hollywood's most provocative filmmakers. After attending the University of Virginia, where he played football and studied economics, Aldrich began his film career as a production clerk for RKO at the onset of WWII. Aldrich quickly became an assistant director and spent the rest of the decade learning from esteemed directors such as Lewis Milestone, Joseph Losey, Abraham Polonsky, and Charlie Chaplin. Aldrich made his directorial feature film debut in 1953 with The Big Leaguer. The following year, he made his directorial breakthrough with the western Apache featuring Burt Lancaster as a pacifist Native American warrior in a film that presaged Aldrich's career-long exploration of violence and morality. Aldrich solidified his reputation as a director with Vera Cruz (1954), another western starring Lancaster, this time opposite Gary Cooper, as the two men vied for gold in Mexico. Aldrich's distinctive style continued to crystallize in two provocative film-noir features, Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and The Big Knife (1955), both of which earned him critical acclaim in Europe. After a series of disappointing films in the late 1950s, Aldrich rejuvenated his career with What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), for which Bette Davis won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Aldrich's turbulent career was marked by two more highlights,   The Dirty Dozen, the highest grossing film of 1967, and the popular prison film The Longest Yard (1974), starring Burt Reynolds. Aldrich served as president of the Director's Guild of America from 1975 to 1979, during which he successfully lobbied for increased creative authority for directors. (Walter Driver (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Aldrich, Robert — born Aug. 9, 1918, Cranston, R.I., U.S. died Dec. 5, 1983, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. film director and producer. He held various jobs at RKO from 1941, working under such directors as Jean Renoir and Charlie Chaplin. After directing his first… …   Universalium

  • Aldrich, Robert — • О ЛДРИЧ (Aldrich) Роберт (19.8.1918 5.12.1983)    амер. режиссёр, продюсер. Учился в ун те штата Виргиния. В кино с 1941 (ассист. реж. Ж. Ренуара, Ч. Чаплина и др.). В 1952 режиссёр на ТВ. Дебютировал в кино ф. Человек из большой лиги (1953),… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Aldrich, Robert —    см. Олдрич, Роберт …   Режиссерская энциклопедия. Кино США

  • Aldrich, Robert — ► (1918 83) Director de cine estadounidense. Películas: El beso mortal (1955), ¿Qué fue de Baby Jane? (1963), La venganza de Ulzana (1972) y El rabino y el pistolero (1979). * * * (9 ago. 1918, Cranston, R.I., EE.UU.–5 dic. 1983, Los Ángeles, Cal …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Robert Aldrich — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Robert Aldrich Nombre real Robert Burgess Aldrich Nacimiento 9 de agosto, 1918 Cranston, Rhode Island Defunción 5 de diciembre, 1983 Los Angeles, Estados Unidos Otros nombres Robert Aldrich …   Wikipedia Español

  • Aldrich — Aldrich, Robert * * * (as used in expressions) Aldrich, Nelson W(ilmarth) Aldrich, Robert Aldrich, Thomas Bailey Rockefeller, Nelson (Aldrich) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Robert Aldrich (bishop) — Robert Aldrich (died March 1555), or Aldridge, Bishop of Carlisle in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary, was born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, educated at Eton and Cambridge; after receiving various preferments was consecrated bishop of …   Wikipedia

  • ALDRICH (R.) — ALDRICH ROBERT (1918 1983) Dix ans après Welles, dans les années cinquante, Aldrich secoue Hollywood par ses mises en scène fracassantes. En trois films, cet ancien assistant de Renoir et de Chaplin renouvelle le cinéma américain: Vera Cruz… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Aldrich — (Robert) (1918 1983) cinéaste américain: westerns (Vera Cruz, 1954), films noirs (En quatrième vitesse, 1955), films de guerre (Attaque, 1956; les Douze Salopards, 1967) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Robert Aldrich — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Aldrich. Robert Aldrich Données clés Naissance 9 août 1918 …   Wikipédia en Français


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