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Robert Altman

Robert Altman's biography

Robert Altman is 81 years old film director born at Kansas City. He was born on Friday 20th of February 1925. He is often nicknamed as Bob. According to year of birth 1925 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 20th of February means he is Pisces. Pisces is a Watery Sign. They are very intuitive people. They are empathic, emotional and highly spiritual in nature.

He is citizen of United States of America. He is an adherent of atheism. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as screenwriter, film producer, film editor, writer, librettist, theatrical director. He is recently known as film actor.

Robert Altman's family

He has 1 son.

Robert Altman's son: Robert Reed Altman

Robert Altman's son's name is Robert Reed Altman. He is known as cinematographer. His son was born on Tuesday 22nd of December 1959 in Los Angeles.

Robert Altman's schools

We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Wentworth Military Academy and College, Southwest Early College Campus, Rockhurst High School, Southwest High School.

Robert Altman's career

His main focus is to be film director. He is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

How did Robert Altman die

He died on on Monday 20th of November 2006 when he was 81 years old at Los Angeles. Robert Altmans death was caused by complications from surgery. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Robert Altman's Awards

  • Upon receiving an honorary Oscar at the 2006 Academy Awards, Altman revealed that he had been the recipient of a heart transplant approximately 10 years prior, and hadn't gone public out of fear that it would hinder his ability to get work.
  • Directed both Susannah York and Shelley Duvall to the Best Actress Award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. York winning for her role as Cathryn in Images (1972), and Duvall for her portrayal of Millie Lammoreaux in 3 Women (1977).

Robert Altman's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
  • He was nominated for César Award for Best Foreign Film for work Nashville in 1976

Robert Altman's quotes

  • What is a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
  • I fiddle in the corner where they throw the coins. Where I can get my work done.
  • I've about had it - the agencies, the winking, the networks, the ratings. Anyone who thinks TV is an art medium is crazy - it's an advertising medium.
  • [interview in the London Times, 1/22/02] When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke.
  • [about his relationship with mainstream Hollywood] We're not against each other. They sell shoes and I make gloves.
  • Retirement? You're talking about death, right?
  • Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
  • Wisdom and love have nothing to do with one another. Wisdom is staying alive, survival. You're wise if you don't stick your finger in the light plug. Love - you'll stick your finger in anything.
  • Every ad for every film is exactly the same.
  • Jazz has endured because it doesn't have a beginning or an ending. It's a moment.
  • This [M*A*S*H (1970)] didn't get released by Fox, it escaped.
  • [La Règle du Jeu (1939)] taught me the rules of the game.
  • What I'm looking for is occurrence, truthful human behavior. We've got a kind of road map, and we're making it up as we travel along.
  • [on his Lifetime Achivement Oscar, awarded in 2006] I can't think of a better award - to me it's better for all of my work than for just a couple of things.
  • I learned a lot about losing from my father. That losing is an identity; that you can be a good loser and a bad winner; that none of it - gambling, money, winning, or losing - has any real value.
  • I look at film as closer to a painting or a piece of music; it's an impression . . . an impression of character and total atmosphere . . . The attempt is to enlist an audience emotionally, not intellectually.
  • [on Elliott Gould] He knows exactly what he wants and how to get it.
  • [on Julie Christie] Julie doesn't like being a movie star. All she wants is to act. If she had her way, she'd like a nice role to play in a film that doesn't require a lot of recognition.
  • [on Sissy Spacek] She's remarkable, one of the top actresses I've worked with. Her resources are like a deep well.
  • The worst trap you can fall in is to start imitating yourself.
  • I'll give you the same advice I give my children: Never take advice from anybody.
  • We make too much of the good and too much of the bad.
  • Anybody who gives you advice is giving you what they think is correct for them if they were in your position. But they're not you! And you're not them. You can listen to these things, but I advise that you don't take advice from anybody.
  • I didn't mind military school; I kind of liked it. I thought it was a nice little adventure.
  • We're in a position in our culture right now, where most of the things we learn are from films and television. And maybe I'm trying to say, 'Wait a minute, that's not necessarily true, there's another side to it...'
  • [on working with Warren Beatty on McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)] Warren and I don't like each other very much. I think he's certainly a good actor. He was great in the movie. But I wouldn't go through that again. It's no fun.
  • [on Titanic (1997)] The most dreadful piece of work I've ever seen in my entire life.
  • [on American Beauty (1999)] So badly acted and directed.
  • [on Gosford Park (2001)] I had the time of my life making this movie.

Robert Altman's body shape

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