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Anatole Litvak

Soviet Film Director
Born May 21, 1902

Anatole Litvak (May 10, 1902 – December 15, 1974) was a Ukrainian-born filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in various countries and languages. He was best known as the Academy Award nominated director of the 1948 film The Snake Pit.

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1902 Birth Born on May 10, 1902.


1925 23 Years Old For political and ideological reasons, he fled Russia for Berlin, Germany in 1925. … Read More


1936 34 Years Old As a result of having made Paris his home after fleeing Germany, the city would later become his favored locale for shooting films; thirteen of his thirty-seven films were set in Paris, including 1936's Mayerling. … Read More
1937 35 Years Old In 1937, Litvak became the third husband of American actress Miriam Hopkins; their short-lived marriage ended in divorce in 1939. … Read More
1939 37 Years Old Also with Warner studios, he directed Confessions of a Nazi Spy, a 1939 film starring Edward G. Robinson as an FBI agent who breaks up a Nazi spy ring. … Read More
1940 38 Years Old In 1940, he directed City for Conquest starring James Cagney and supporting actor Elia Kazan, in one of his few film roles before becoming a leading director. … Read More


1942 40 Years Old Prelude to War won the Oscar for Best Documentary of 1942. … Read More
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At the end of the war, Litvak returned to filmmaking and was nominated in 1948 for a Best Director Oscar for The Snake Pit (1948), starring Olivia de Havilland. … Read More
1951 49 Years Old In 1951, his film, Decision Before Dawn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. … Read More


1956 54 Years Old Among his productions there were the Paris-filmed Anastasia in 1956 starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner and Helen Hayes. … Read More
1961 59 Years Old At the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, Litvak's Goodbye Again (also starring Ingrid Bergman) was nominated for the Palme d'Or. … Read More


1974 73 Years Old Anatole Litvak died in 1974 in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. … Read More
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