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Michael Anderson

  • Birthplace: London, England
  • Birthday: January 30
Date of passing: 
April 25, 2018

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Michael Anderson was an English film director.

He was best known for directing the World War II film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956), and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).

After establishing a solid reputation as a director in England, Anderson would go on to work with some of Hollywood’s top stars, including James Cagney, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, and Tony Curtis.

Michael Anderson was an English film director.

He was best known for directing the World War II film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956), and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).

After establishing a solid reputation as a director in England, Anderson would go on to work with some of Hollywood’s top stars, including James Cagney, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, and Tony Curtis.

Anderson's later work was mostly made-for-television miniseries, including The Martian Chronicles (1980), Sword of Gideon (1986), Young Catherine (1991), The Sea Wolf (1993), Rugged Gold (1994), Captain's Courageous (1996) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997).

In 2012, Anderson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of Canada. At the time he died, Anderson was the oldest living nominee for an Academy Award for Best Director, and the only surviving director whose film won a Best Picture award in the 1950s.

Anderson died April 25, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was 98.

 

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