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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock's biography

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock is 81 years old film director born at Leytonstone, Essex, England, UK. Alfred was born on Sunday 13th of August 1899. Alfred Hitchcock is often nicknamed as Hitch, The Master of Suspense, Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred J. Hitchcock. According to year of birth 1899 Alfred belongs to Lost Generation. Birthday on 13th of August means Alfred is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

Alfred is white british. Alfred Hitchcock is roman catholic.

Detailed informations about Alfred´s schools

Alfred Hitchcock studied high school - St. Ignatius` College, School for Engineering and Navigation.

Alfred Hitchcock's career

Alfred´s main focus is to be film director. Alfred is famous thanks to directing more than 50 feature-length films from the 1920s into the 1970s in a career spanning six decades, hosting and producing the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–65).

Is Alfred Hitchcock gay ?

Alfred Hitchcock is known to be straight.

How did Alfred Hitchcock die

Alfred Hitchcock died on on Tuesday 29th of April 1980 when he was 81 years old. Alfred Hitchcocks death was caused by renal failure.

Awards and competitions

Alfred Hitchcock's Awards

  • He never won a best director Academy Award in competition, although he was awarded the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Academy Awards.
  • He delivered the shortest acceptance speech in Academy Award history: while accepting the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Academy Awards, he simply said "Thank you".
  • When he won his Lifetime Achievement award in 1979, he joked with friends that he must be about to die soon. He died a year later.
  • He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6506 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • At five, he received more Academy Award nominations for Best Director without a win than anyone other than Clarence Brown. He was nominated for Rebecca (1940), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960).

Alfred Hitchcock's Rankings

  • Ranked #2 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest Directors Ever!" in 2005.

Alfred Hitchcock's Nominations

  • Though he was Oscar-nominated five times as best director, DGA-nominated six times as best director, and received three nominations from Cannes, he never won in any of these competitive categories, a fact that surprises fans and film critics to this day.
  • At five, he received more Academy Award nominations for Best Director without a win than anyone other than Clarence Brown. He was nominated for Rebecca (1940), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960).
  • Directed four Oscar Best Picture nominees all in the 1940s alone: Rebecca (1940) (which won), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Suspicion (1941) and Spellbound (1945). However, none of these are often regarded as among his best efforts by peers or critics.

What else you don't know about Alfred Hitchcock ?

Alfred Hitchcock's middle name is Joseph.

What Alfred Hitchcock has done for a first time

  • Told François Truffaut that although he had made two films prior to The Lodger (1927), he considered that to be his first real film.
  • All copies of The White Shadow (1924) were thought to be lost but 3 reels containing the first half of the film were found in the vaults of the New Zealand Film Archive in 2011.
  • "The Lodger" was the first of many to feature Hitchcock making a cameo in his own movies.
  • She gave the impression that if she died first he wouldn't have been able to survive without her. As it happened he did die first and she retreated into herself,.

Alfred Hitchcock's quotes

  • The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
  • There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
  • To me, Psycho (1960) was a big comedy. Had to be.
  • Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them.
  • Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
  • Drama is life with the dull bits left out.
  • [His entire acceptance speech for the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award] Thank you.
  • [on Michelangelo Antonioni and his film Blow-Up (1966)] This young Italian guy is starting to worry me.
  • Some films are slices of life, mine are slices of cake.
  • I enjoy playing the audience like a piano.
  • [to Ingrid Bergman when she told him that she couldn't play a certain character the way he wanted because "I don't feel like that, I don't think I can give you that kind of emotion."] Ingrid - fake it!
  • I was an uncommonly unattractive young man.
  • It's only a movie, and, after all, we're all grossly overpaid.
  • There is nothing quite so good as a burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.
  • Man does not live by murder alone. He needs affection, approval, encouragement and, occasionally, a hearty meal.
  • [on Claude Jade, who starred in Topaz (1969)] Claude Jade is a brave nice young lady. But I don't give any guarantee what she will do on a taxi's back seat.
  • [on directing Charles Laughton] You can't direct a Laughton picture. The best you can hope for is to referee.
  • The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop.
  • Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders.
  • I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella (1937), the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
  • If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
  • A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
  • In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
  • [on The Birds (1963)] You know, I've often wondered what the Audubon Society's attitude might be to this picture.
  • Cary Grant is the only actor I ever loved in my whole life.
  • [Walt Disney] has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
  • Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.
  • I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline-production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one.
  • When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, "It's in the script". If he says, "But what's my motivation?", I say, "Your salary".
  • To make a great film you need three things - the script, the script and the script.
  • I made a remark a long time ago. I said I was very pleased that television was now showing murder stories, because it's bringing murder back into its rightful setting - in the home.
  • [When asked by a member of the press why, at his advanced age, it took so long for the British government to grant him the title of Knight] I think it's just a matter of carelessness.
  • All love scenes started on the set are continued in the dressing room.
  • [on his history as a practical joker] I once gave a dinner party, oh many years ago, where all the food was blue.
  • Reality is something that none of us can stand, at any time.
  • I like stories with lots of psychology.
  • Everything's perverted in a different way.
  • Cartoonists have the best casting system. If they don't like an actor, they just tear him up.
  • The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
  • [on Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini] Those Italian fellows are a hundred years ahead of us. Blow-Up (1966) and Federico Fellini's 8½ (1963) are bloody masterpieces. [1978]
  • [to an interviewer on why he does not make comedies] But every film I made IS a comedy!
  • [1972] Puns are the highest form of literature.
  • [1955, as host of his television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)] For those of you watching this show in the year 2000, write us a letter and tell us how things are going where you are.
  • I deny I ever said that actors are cattle. What I said was, "Actors should be treated like cattle.".
  • If you've designed a picture correctly, the Japanese audience should scream at the same time as the Indian audience.
  • It is terribly embarrassing to be sick. And one's own death is so undignified.
  • Films should not be photographs of people talking.
  • I am pro-young. I wrote my first script at the age of 22 and directed my first film at 25. So I'm for the young. And when people say I'm 70, I say that's a confounded lie. I'm twice 35, that's all.
  • In feature films the director is God. In documentary films God is the director.

Alfred Hitchcock's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Alfred Hitchcock looks. We will focus on Alfred Hitchcock's height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Alfred is tall as 5' 7" (170 cm). Body build is large. Alfred Hitchcock's eyes are tinted brown - light. Alfred Hitchcock's hair is shade of bald.