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Anatole Litvak (1902–1974)


The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 Russian Revolution and the consequent ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Snake Pit Director
(1948)
The Journey Director
(1959)
(1951)
Goodbye Again Director
(1961)

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 1961 Goodbye Again
 1960 Mission to No-Man's Land (TV Movie documentary) (as production supervisor)
 1959 The Journey
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mayerling (1957)
 1956 Anastasia
 1953 Act of Love
 1948 The Snake Pit
 1945 War Comes to America (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1944 The Battle of China (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 Divide and Conquer (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 The Nazis Strike (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Russia (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1942 Why We Fight (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1938 The Sisters
 1937 Tovarich
 1936 Mayerling
 1933 Sleeping Car
 1932 Lilac
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3 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Litvak | production supervisor
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Personal Quote:

During his time at Warner Bros., Litvak was notorious for shooting dozens of takes of a scene, while fellow Warners director and action specialist B. Reeves Eason was notorious for shooting only one take of a scene, no matter what happened. When asked why he shot so many takes, Litvak shouted, "If I shoot one take of a scene, I am Eason! If I shoot 100 takes of a scene, I am Litvak!"

Trivia:

Directed 4 actresses to Oscar nominations: Barbara O'Neil (Best Supporting Actress, All This, and Heaven Too (1940)), Barbara Stanwyck (Best Actress, Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)), Olivia de Havilland (Best Actress, The Snake Pit (1948)), and Ingrid Bergman (Best Actress, Anastasia (1956)). Bergman won an Oscar for her performance in Litvak's film. See more »

Nickname:

Tola

Star Sign:

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